Husbands Wins 100 Meters for Track & Field Bears at Vanderbilt
Sophomore Shavonne Husbands won the 100 meters at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Saturday.
Sophomore Shavonne Husbands won the 100 meters at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Saturday.

March 29, 2014

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NASHVILLE - Sophomore Shavonne Husbandswon the 100-meter dash to lead the Missouri State track & field team on the second day of the Vanderbilt Black & Gold on Saturday at Vanderbilt Track.

Husbands ran 12.08 seconds to take the event by one-hundredth of a second over Murray State's Hannah McAllister. Senior Pernell Josephwas third by just another hundredth of a second.

Junior Chelsey Borderswas fourth in 12.17 for the Bears, who posted a strong outing to continue their early-season success to begin the outdoor season.

Ten Missouri State athletes posted top-10 finishes on the day, including sophomore Oarabile Babolayi, who was second in both the 100- and 400-meter hurdles. The Mosetse, Botswana, native ran the 100 hurdles in 14.26 and the 400 hurdles in 1:01.00.

Missouri State's other second-place effort Saturday came from junior Althia Maximilienin the 400 meters. She ran 55.90 and was runner up to Charlotte Myers of Miami (Ohio) by a tenth of a second.

In the long jump pit, senior Gemma Smithplaced third overall with a leap of 5.68 meters (11 feet, 7.75 inches).

A pair of Bears also set personal bests in their events with freshman Erin Roebuck running a 57.79 in the 400 meters to finish sixth. Classmate Rosalie Pringle was one spot ahead of the Roebuck with a quality time of 57.50. Sophomore Holly Pattie-Belleliin the 100 hurdles turned in the other personal best. Pattie-Belleli ran 14.99.

Sophomore Tenaly Smithtallied a season-best time in the 1,500 meters with a time 5:00.37 to place 13th in that event. She added another season best in the 800 meters of 2:25.40.

The Bears have this week off from competition and will return to action at the Missouri Relays on April 12 in Columbia. Events begin at 1 p.m.



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