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Grambling State Track & Field Performs Well at Jim Mize Invitational

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RUSTON, La. | The Grambling State University men’s and women’s track and field teams took part in the Jim Mize Invitational hosted by Louisiana Tech’s this weekend an racked up on strong finishes.

The highlight of day one came from sprinter Amari Wrightsil placing second and landing a personal-best in the women’s 200m with a final time of 25.08. Sophomore CJ Guidry also placed second in the men’s 200m with a time of 21.32.

Jordyn Wyatt had a good day in the field placing sixth overall in the women’s discus with a throw of 115’2″.

GSUĀ  continued to build on its momentum on Saturday with several Tigers earning top eight finishes.

Dior Nicholson started the day with an impressive performance in the women’s shot put. Nicholson placed third overall and notched a season best with a toss of 12.85m.On the men’s side, Terrance Bell Jr. wrapped up the shot put in seventh place with a PR of 13.92m .

Lawrence Lambert jumped to second place in the men’s long jump. Lambert recorded a distance of 7.15m, finishing behind Mateo Smith of Louisiana Tech (7.23m).

Serena Jimerson clinched seventh place for the Tigers in the women’s long jump with a leap of 5.32m.

Jamie Richardson notched a first place win in the women’s high jump with 1.65m. Teammate Pearl Moss placed third and recorded her season’s best with a jump of 1.53m. Anaya Jones placed seventh and achieved a PR with a distance of 1.45m.

Jahorous Turner and Anthony Davis both notched top 5 results in the men’s high jump. Turner placed second (1.85m) while Davis followed behind coming in third (1.79m).

Grambling State looked solid in the women’s 4×100 meter relay. Sterling,Davis, Wrightsil, and Glasco had a strong run finishing second with a time of 48.17.

Guidry claimed fourth place in the men’s 100m dash with a time of 10.68. Nicholas Williams sprinted into eighth place (10.86).

Miciah Myles finished fifth in the men’s 800m with a time of 1:58.36.

Ivory Davis continued to be a force for the Tigers in the women’s 400m hurdles, coming in second with a time of 1:05.36.

Ruth Kibet, Mercy Kwambai and Lillian Thou competed for the Tigers in the women’s 3000m. Kibet paced the the ladies with a first place finish, clocking in at 11:30.79. Kwambai finished second, with a time of 11:39.15, and Thou notched fifth (12:05.15).

Mathias Cheboi wrapped up the day with a first place result in the men’s 3000 with a time of 9:02.26

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