Track and field continues setting personal bests

Jill Odom

Sports Editor

The Troy track and field team traveled to Conway, South Carolina, for the Coach “O” Coastal Carolina University Invitational and came away with strong finishes.

Even though there was a 42-team field, the Trojans were not daunted. On Friday, March 13, junior Lacey Marcus won the women’s 100-meter hurdles in 15.44 seconds.

Freshman Elizabeth Locklier had a 3.20-meter pole vault, making it her best outdoor finish and earned her fourth place.

Senior Alexus Cobbs and sophomore Aleeah Stigarll both advanced to the final round in the women’s long jump, setting new personal records.

Cobbs had a 5.68-meter jump and took home third place and her teammate Stigarll came in sixth place after making a 5.60-meter jump.

Troy had two different groups compete in the women’s 4×200-meter relay team. Senior Paige McMillan, junior Cameia Alexander, freshman Sydney Wright and Cobbs made up the team that finished third with a time of 1:40.81.

The other team, composed of Stigarll, Locklier, and sophomores Dallas Worthy and Sierra King, crossed the finish line at 1:44.10, earning seventh place.

Senior Douglas Dyer competed in three different events. He finished second in the men’s 110-meter hurdle and he also placed sixth in the men’s long jump.

After winning the 100-meter dash at the Jaguar Opener on Saturday, March 7, Wright took home another win for the Trojans on Saturday, March 14.

She took home first place in the 200-meter dash and set a new record with 24.76 seconds. Wright finished third in the 100-meter dash at 11.95 seconds.

Freshman Corina Cox took second place after competing in the discus event and threw for 47.42-meters. Sophomore Nesha Defoe made a 5.25m mark in the long jump, earning her third.

Many other Trojans on the women’s side set new personal records.

Sophomore Cameron Rice place 10th in the men’s 400-meter dash, while Dyer and senior Sam Johnson made top-10 finishes in the field events.

The next meet Troy will travel to is the Alabama Relays on March 19-21, in Tuscaloosa.

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