Track and Field Bears Come Up Big in Day One of Indiana Relays
Jan. 27, 2012
Bloomington, Ind. -
The Missouri State track and field squad had a tremendous outing in the first at the Indiana Relays in Bloomington, Ind. The Bears concluded their first day of events late Friday night.
Junior Kimsue Grant finished first in the long jump with a personal best leap of 19-00.75, shattering her previous best of 18-06.00. Sophomore Gemma Smith finished fourth with a distance of 18-05.25. Jelani Kelly took home second in the shot put with a distance of 47-08.00. Jordan Bond finished third in the high-jump with a height of 5-05.75.
Red-shirt senior Shantel Llewellyn finished second in the 200-meter dash finals with a time of 24.84. Merica Moncherry and Kara-Aretha Graham also qualified for the 200-meter dash finals, finishing 11th and 15th, respectively. Erin Edwards finished third in the 3,000-meter run finals with a personal best time of 9:58.51.
Llewellyn, Pernell Joseph, and Ekate Lymon all qualified for the 60-meter dash finals. Freshman Gabrielle Ade-Onojobi qualified for the 60-meter hurdles in her first outing as a Bear. Both finals for the 60-meter dash and hurdles will be held Saturday.
The Bears will begin the second day of events at the Indiana University Relays Saturday at 11:20 a.m. CT. Results will be made available on www.missouristatebears.com following the completion of events.