HAWKS SET RECORDS AT LOU ONESTY/MILTON G. ABRAMSON MEET
April 18, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - UMES thrower Kimani Kirton had a banner day at the Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson meet, setting the school record in the shot put with a throw of 18.17m (59' 07"). Joining Kirton in the record books is sophomore Dwayne Robinson, who set a new school record in the 110m hurdles and Eva Slavikova, who set a new standard in the women's 3000m run.
Kirton, the 2005 MEAC indoor shot put champion, shattered the previous shot put record of 17.42m set by Karl Noble in 2002. Robinson, who first broke the Hawk record in the 110m hurdles last month with a time of 14.11 seconds, shattered his own standing in the archives with his record breaking finish of 14.02 seconds. Slavikova, the 2005 MEAC indoor 3000m champion, finished her event in 9:37, ten seconds faster than her previous high of 9:47 set last year. Kirton, Robinson and Slavikova also took home individual titles in their respective events.
UMES had several other outstanding finishes at the invite. Junior Shakira Robinson was the runner up in the women's 100m dash, while teammate Chantelle Ringgold took fifth in the same event. Ringgold took third in her other event of the day, the 200m run, while Robinson finished fifth in 25.36.
Sherita Harriott finished ninth in the javelin to round out the strong performances from the Lady Hawks on the weekend. The 4x100m relay team also had an impressive outing, taking fourth in 9:37.
The 4x400m relay team finished fourth while the 4x100m team took eighth in 42.97. Overall the men's team tied Binghamton for the eighth spot while the women also finished eighth, two points shy of seventh place finisher Mount St. Mary's.
The teams are off for nearly two weeks, next participating in the MEAC outdoor championships on April 28-May 1 in Orlando, Florida.