Petra Kubesova
Petra Kubesova

May 4, 2013


PRINCESS ANNE, Md. --The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women's Track and Field team finished second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday. With a final score of 119, the Hawks missed winning the championship by just four points to Hampton University. Freshman Petra Kubesova broke the 5,000-meter record set in 2007 with her time of 17:15.04. The previous record was 17:41.41.

Kubesova ran in the 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase. She finished in second place of the 1,500m with a time of 4:39.46. Her time of 10:55.02, a new MEAC record, gave her first place in the steeplechase.

Kubesova was named the 2013 MEAC Indoor Track and Field Outstanding Runner, and earned an All-MEAC First Team announcement in the championships. Dillion Simon was announced to the All-MEAC Second Team for the men.

The men's team finished in 10th place with 46 points scored. Gayon Evans ran an 11.55-second time in the 100m dash to finish in third place for the Hawks. She finished in sixth place of the preliminary race. The Hawks' Lenora Guion-Firmin earned gold in the 200-meter dash. She would finish in a time of 23.02, setting a new conference record in the event. She also earned gold in the finals of the 400m dash.

Evans finished in fourth place of the 200m with a time of 23.34. Emilie Ducados and Shantol Hemley finished second and third, respectively, in the 800m run. Ducados marked a time of 2:11.89, while Hemley finished in 2:13.12.

Evans and Guion-Firmin joined with Melina Gallas and Whitney Jackson to run a third place finishing time of 45.51 seconds in the 4x100m relay. Hemley, Ducados, Evans and Guion-Firmin ran in the 4x400m relay event, and finished second with a time of 3:42.83.



In field events, Geranda Williams finished 11th in the long jump with her distance of 5.24 meters. She finished second in the triple jump with a distance of 12.46 meters.

Imani Cox took second place with a distance of 15.24 meters, while Lexia Robinson finished seventh with a distance of 13.61 meters in the shot put. Shawnata Young finished in the top 10 with her throw of 12.79 meters. Cox tossed a fourth place finishing distance of 42.09 meters in the discus. Robinson tossed in a 39.79 for fifth place, and Young threw a 38.55m discus to take seventh.

Robinson led the throwers in the javelin. She would finish in sixth place with a distance of 33.64 meters.