Mitchell Posts Two Top-10 Finishes At Kent Taylor Invite
CHAPEL HILL – Junior Diricka Mitchell collected a sixth place finish in the shot put and a ninth place finish in the weight throw at the Kent Taylor Invitational for the UNCP women's track and field team on Saturday afternoon.
Mitchell posted a throw of 11.30m in the shot put and a mark of 12.94m in weight throw. Freshman Jazmine Brown collected a seventh place in the 200m dash with a time of 27.11 seconds, while the 4x400m relay team of Icess Booker, Damita Ford, Livia Mahaffie and Brown collected broke the indoor school record with a time of 4:18.92. The relay team dropped nearly nine seconds from last week at the UNC Invitational for a seventh place finish.
Mahaffie competed in the 1 Mile Run and crossed the finish line to record new school record a personal best by more than nine seconds with a time of 5:31.17 for an 18th place finish. Ashlee Doughty competed in the race for the first time as she gathered a 21st place finish (5:41.18).
In the 400m dash, Booker tallied a new personal record by .01 seconds from last week with a time of 1:04.72 to post an 18th place finish, while Mickeal Rhaney competed in the event for the first time in a UNCP uniform with a time of 1:09.47 for a 25th place finish.
Ford placed 11th in the 60m dash preliminaries and 12th in the 200m dash for a new personal best with time of 8.27 seconds and 27.63 seconds, respectively. Annette Sem and Kendra Dorn finished neck-in-neck as they crossed the finish line as 24th and 25th overall, respectively. Sem's time was 11:37.22 which was .38 seconds faster than Dorn who posted a time of 11:37.60 in her debut race.
Freshman Hanna Metzinger competed in her first collegiate meet collecting a 16th place finish in the weight throw (8.74m) and a 17th place finish in the shot put (7.76m).
UNCP will be back in action in a month to start the outdoor season when the Lady Braves make the short trek to Wilmington for the UNC Wilmington-hosted Seahawk Invitational. The event will get underway with a handful of events on March 9, with the annual meet concluding with a majority of the running events March 10.
LADY BRAVES RESULTS
Women's 60 Meter Dash - Prelims
11 Damita Ford 8.27 seconds
Women's 200 Meter Dash
7 Jazmine Brown 27.11 seconds
12 Damita Ford 27.63 seconds
Women's 400 Meter Dash
18 Icess Booker 1:04.72 -- School Record --
25 Mickeal Rhaney 1:09.47
Women's 1 Mile Run
18 Livia Mahaffie 5:31.17
21 Ashlee Doughty 5:41.18
Women's 3000 Meter Run
24 Annette Sem 11:37.22
25 Kendra Dorn 11:37.60
Women's 4x400 Meter Relay
7 UNC Pembroke 4:18.92 -- School Record --
Icess Booker, Damita Ford, Livia Mahaffie, Jazmine Brown
Women's Shot Put
6 Diricka Mitchell 11.30m
17 Hanna Metzinger 7.76m
Women's Weight Throw
9 Diricka Mitchell 12.94m
16 Hanna Metzinger 8.74m