HAWKS PLACE IN TOP FIVE, UMES RECORDS BROKEN
April 24, 2012
Princess Anne, Md. --Andre Walsh and Lenora Guion-Firmin each broke University of Maryland Eastern Shore Track & Field records, and helped lead the Hawks to a top five finish in the Morgan State Legacy meet. Walsh ran a 10.46-second 100-meter dash, and helped the men's team to a second-place finish. Guion-Firmin posted a record setting 23.49-second finish in the 200-meter dash.
Guion-Firmin finished first in the 200, while the women's team finished fifth out of 20 teams in the Morgan State meet. UMES had seven first place finishes, with Guion-Firmin receiving gold in two events. She ran a 52.74-second first place finish in the 400-meter dash, and has the tenth fastest 400-meter dash time in the country.
Emilie Ducados and Eunice Jones took second and sixth place, respectively, in the 800-meter run. Ducados recorded a 2:12.06, while Jones finished with a 2:13.97. Annis Mars was two places behind Jones finishing eighth with a 2:16.65.
In field events, Vanessa Henry and Lexia Robinson placed first and third, respectively. Henry threw a 15.95-meter shot put. Robinson finished with a 14.69-meter toss. Robinson also finished third in the discus throwing 42.60 meters.
Imani Cox finished second in the discus with her throw of 45.10-meter toss. The men's team also saw success in its field and sprint events. Rico Taylor and Owen Cain each won gold in their respective events.
Taylor had a 2.08-meter high jump. He also scored points for the Hawks placing third in the 100-meter dash. Cain registered a 15.02-meter triple jump, and finished with a 1.88-meter high jump. Teammate Denvil Ruan finished second in the triple jump with a 14.57-meter leap.
Freshman Dillon Simon had two top three finishes when he placed second in the shot put and third in the discus. He tossed a 15.89-meter throw in the shot put, and 45.62-meter in the discus.
Wallace and Kraig Webb finished second and third place, respectively, in the 200-meter dash. Wallace ran a 21.65, with Webb posting a 21.66 for the Hawks. Ackeem Smith posted a third place finish time of 13.98 seconds.
After the Hawks most recent meet, the UMES men's team has moved up two spots in regional rankings. The UMES men are currently fifth in the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region, while the women have moved up to eighth.
With its current success, UMES will travel to the Penn Relays Wednesday, to compete in its meet April 26-28.