Track and Field Finishes At Meyo Invite

Senior Rachel Harley ran in both the 800m and the 4x400m relay on Saturday.

Feb. 2, 2013

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SOUTH BEND, Ind.--The UAB track and field team finished off the final day of competition at the 26th Meyo Invitational in South Bend on Saturday.

"After a great day one, day two didn't go as well overall," head coach Kurt Thomas said. "We did have some very nice performances though and some things to build on."

In the 3000m, Blazer newcomer Lauren Scott ran a personal best 10:11.72 while freshman Hannah Coffin set a personal best in the mile.

Both senior Lytrice Thomas and junior Kyana White set personal bests in the 400m. White finished the race with a time of 56.94.

"Lauren Scott surpassed her time in the 3k by 47 seconds, which is a massive improvement," Thomas said. "Kyana White ran a very well 400m, and finally broke through like we've been training. She set a new personal best by almost a second and a half. Lytrice also set a personal best in the 400m and is set to really break through as well. Hannah ran another tough race and is coming along well."

Redshirt junior Angel Watson finished in fourth place in the 200m dash with a time of 24.64, while sophomore Shelby Barker crossed the finish line with a time of 26.63.

Sophomore Kendra Gipson finished the triple jump with a best distance of 11.62m (38-01.50).

Senior Rachel Harley ran the 800m with a time of 2:16.20.

"Lots of our girls came back from hard races last night," Thomas said. "It's a good learning curve to get ready for the CUSA Championships where we have to run prelims and finals, so this was great preparation."

Up next, UAB returns to Birmingham to compete in the Samford Multi & Invite, Feb. 8-9 at the Birmingham CrossPlex.