March 30, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Althia Maximilien took first place in the 800-meter run, and three Missouri State track runners set personal bests to lead the Bears here on Saturday (March 30) at the Razorback Spring Invitational.
Maximilien, a sophomore, won the 800-meter run in her debut in the outdoor event. The native of Bridgetown, Barbados clocked a time of 2:15.39, the fastest 800-meters time for MSU this season.
Two Missouri State participants earned personal-best times in the 400-meter dash. Freshman Cindy Forde placed 13th with a time of 59.55, while junior Alyx Dull finished close behind in 14th in 1:01.14.
Freshman Tenaly Smith smashed her previous best time in the 1,500-meter run. Smith crossed the finish line in 4:52.32, good for ninth place. That time was more than 15 seconds better than her previous best of 5:07.90 at the Tulsa Duals two weekends ago.
Meanwhile, senior Nicole Thate finished second in the 1,500 in 4:46.38, the second-best time this season for Missouri State.
Freshman sprinter Shavonne Husbands competed at the Carifta Games in the Bahamas, and earned a seventh-place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.05 seconds. Husbands, who represented Barbados, also raced the 200-meter dash in a personal-best 23.79 seconds and helped lead her country's 4x100-meter relay squad to a runner-up finish in 45.67 seconds.
Missouri State will return to competition in two weeks for the K.T. Woodman Classic on April 12-13 in Wichita, Kan.