CHELSEA LOWE SETS SCHOOL RECORD IN POLE VAULT
Jan. 31, 2012
Princess Anne, Md.--Chelsea Lowe broke a University of Maryland Eastern Shore record and took first place in the pole vault Saturday in the Armory Collegiate Series II meet. Lowe's 3.35-meter vault helped the women's team to a fifth place finish, while the men took fourth place in a combined field of 24 teams.
Jennell Wade led the sprinters with a season's best 25.36-second time in the 200-meter dash. Lenora Firmin-Guion set not only a season best but also a personal best time of 54.48 in the 400-meter. She also took first place in the event.
Emile Ducados won her 500-meter event in a season and personal best time of 1:14.08. Teammates Kenesha Abrams and Annis Mars finished seconds apart in the 800-meter. Abrams finished in 2:18.07 while Mars posted a 2:18.48.
Cynthia Anais finished fourth in the 3,000-meter run in a time of 9:55.17, also giving her a season best time. In the triple jump, Geranda Williams and Courtney Gray took fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Williams jumped to a distance of 11.85 meters, while Gray finished with a distance of 11.46 meters. Vanessa Henry continued her successful defense as leader in the shot put Saturday, finishing first with a toss of 15.27 meters.
Henry set the UMES record in the shot earlier in the season, and is ranked nationally in both the shot put and weight throw. Henry placed second in the weight throw with a distance of 18.04-meters.
Teammate Lexia Robinson finished third in the shot (14.46-meters) while setting a season's best distance. Robinson placed in the top five of the weight throw with her throw of 16.72 meters.
On the men's side, Ackeem Smith finished first in both the 60-meter dash and 60-meter hurdles. Smith's 6.85-second time in the dash gave him a season's best performance in that event. His hurdle time was a 7.94, also a season's best.
Damian Miles finished fourth with a time of 6.96 in the 60, but finished first in the 200-meter in 21.53. Other first place finishers were Andre Walsh in the 400-meter and Owen Cain in the triple jump.
Walsh is ranked third in the nation with his time of 20.95 which he ran in the UMES Coach O Invitational (Jan. 7).
UMES will look to continue its success when it travels to New York for the Collegiate New Balance Games (Feb. 3).