UMES Women Finish Third, Men Take Fifth in Virginia Invitational
hosted by NC State
2014 Indoor Season: raced in 20 different events/races this season...won a 500 meter dash with a season best time of 1:15.10 at the Coach O Inv. in December...helped in two 4x400 relay wins...also aided in school record setting performance in 4x800 meter relay with a time of 8:57.67 at IC4A/ECAC Championships in March...named 2014 MEAC All-Academic Honoree
2013 Outdoor Season: A distance runner ... Helped contribute to the 4x800-Meter relay success at Penn Relays with a 7th place 9:01.26 time as 4th leg and 4x400-Meter relay at MEAC Championships with a 3rd place 3:42.83 as a 1st leg addition ... placed 3rd with a season best of 2:13.12 in the 800-Meter at the MEAC Championships ... also competed in the 1500-Meter Run: (5:19:15 - Duke Invitational), (4:59.26 - Wake Forest Open) ... other 800m times: (2:14.81 - Duke Invitational), (2:18.44 - George Mason Spring Invitational), (2:18.72 - Morgan State Legacy).
2013 Cross Country Season: ran in every race this season...had one top ten finish at the Hornet Invitational...was second best UMES runner at the MEAC Championships, finishing 23rd.
Personal:born on October 11, 1991...has two sisters and five brothers...nickname is Hemleyboo...placed in top ten in 800m finals and the 2000m steeple chase at the Boys and Girls Championships in 2010, which she considers her best personal sports moment...competed in track and field while in high school...lists her mother and grandmother as her biggest influence because they want her to achieve the best in life...best non-athletic accomplishment is passing the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams...hopes to become a social worker upon graduation...favorite saying is "Pain is temporary, success is forever"...hobbies outside of sports is dancing, socializing and singing...hopes to aim for the highest level possible and run below 2:10 in the 800m and below 55 seconds in her leg of the 4x400m relay...best advice from her is to "Aim for the sky, and never say never"