Hawks Track captures second place at Captains Classic
Junior Tanise Edwards brought home a victory in the long jump - one of eight for the Hawks at the Captains Classic
April 16, 2017


NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia — The Maryland Eastern Shore track & field team earned second place finishes among Division I competitors at the 2017 running of the Captains Classic, hosted by Christopher Newport University. The women’s team earned 104 points and the men’s side earned 78.

Eight Hawks earned victories during the meet—five by the women and three by the men. Senior Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Malaga, Spain) notched a pair of individual wins, with a time of 1:53.08 in the 800 meter run and a time of 3:49.63 in the 1500 meter, which was just hundredths of a second off his personal time.

On the women’s side, two of the victors won an individual race and then helped in a relay win. Junior Luan Gabriel (Roseau, Dominica) won the 400 meter dash with a time of 57.37 seconds and freshman Neus Quinonero (Valencia, Spain) set a PR in the 5k with a time of 19:18.71 before assisting in a winning time of 3:47.60 in the 4x400 relay. Senior Jennaya Hield (Freeport, Bahamas) and sophomore Lenneisha Gilbert (Miami, Florida) also participated in the 4x400 victory.



The men’s 4x400 relay team of sophomore Michael Rollins (Waldorf, Maryland), junior Donovan Mundy (Jacksonville, Florida), and freshmen Isiah Smith (Abington, Pennsylvania) and Kelsey White (Columbia, Maryland) won their event as well with a time of 3:17.19.

Victories were also achieved by junior Tanise Edwards (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) in the long jump with a distance of 11.67 meters and freshman Sharon Jerop (Eldoret, Kenya) in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 40:39.60.

William & Mary swept the meet, staking their claim to victory for both men and women. While Maryland Eastern Shore finished second among Division I teams, they were eclipsed by both Christopher Newport teams and the Virgina Union men overall.

Maryland Eastern Shore will split between two meets next weekend, with one group heading to Baltimore for the Morgan State Legacy and the rest going to the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville.

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