WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD LEADING AFTER DAY ONE
Jermol Dix
Jermol Dix

May 4, 2012

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Princess Anne, Md. -- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women's Track and Field team led after day one of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship. The Hawks and defending champion Norfolk State University are leading the field entering day two of the MEAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. UMES tallied 19 points to take the lead heading into the second day of action.

Lenora Guion-Firmin would advance after placing first in the 200-meter dash with her seeding time of 23.49 seconds. Lexia Robinson, Imani Cox and Vanessa Henry took second, third and fourth place, respectively, in the discus throw.

Robinson tossed a 43.91-meter throw, while Cox finished with a 43.51-meter toss, and Henry finished with a 41.40. Rico Taylor tied for gold in the high jump, leaping to a height of 2.14 meters.

Andre Walsh finished first place in the second heat of the preliminary 400-meter hurdles. Walsh completed the event in 52.54 seconds. Jermol Dix finished third place in both the 100-meter dash (11.70s) and long jump (6.07m) before throwing a 12.39-meter toss in the shot put to take first place in the decathlon.

UMES will continue its chase for gold Friday. The MEAC Championship concludes Saturday afternoon.