Track & Field Opens Samford Meet with Success

UABSPORTS.COM The Blazers opened up competition at the Samford Multi on Friday night at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
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The Blazers opened up competition at the Samford Multi on Friday night at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
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Feb. 7, 2014

Friday Results

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Shelby Barker and Akira McSwain combined for two first and second-place finishes in the pentathlon events Friday night at the Samford Multi & Invite to open the two-day meet at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Barker finished first in the 800-meter run with a 2:20.03 time. She finished ninth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.06 seconds, second in high jump with a 1.68m (5-6.00) leap, ninth in long jump with a 5.35m (17-6 ¾) and 21st in shot put with a 7.94m (26-0 ¾).

Akira McSwain took top honors in the shot put event with a 11.89m (39-0 ¼), seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:30.52, second in the 60-meter hurdles with an 8.76 mark, fifth in the high jump with a 1.59m (5-2 ½) leap and 18th in the long jump with a 4.94m jump (16-2 ½).

Angel Watson took third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.51 seconds, while Alexis Bates finished 10th with a 24.74. Kyana White finished 19th with a 24.97 and Shakima Knox ran a 25.82 for a 55th-place finish.

As a team UAB topped Friday's team rankings with 14 total points. Action from the Samford Multi & Invite will continue Saturday morning at the Birmingham CrossPlex.


 

 

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