Four Albany State University Lady Rams have been selected for superlative honors by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) after their outstanding track and field performances at the 62nd Annual Webster Surgical Center FAMU Relays, hosted by Florida A&M University on March 10. The Lady Rams recorded top numbers in several categories in the track and field events after competing again.
Freshman CreeAnn Perkins, sophomore Irrion Conaler and seniors Brittany Carter were four of six student-athletes to be named SIAC women’s track and field athletes of the week. Perkins posted the best mark in the SIAC with 12.75m to win the shot put event, and finished third in the discus with a mark of 39.12 meters at the FAMU Relays.
Also posting the best mark in the SIAC, (Brittany) Carter took second-place honors in the women’s 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.70. She also finished fifth in the women’s 1500-meter run with a time of 5:10.40. In the discus throw, (Shabreka) Carter finished second with a mark of 40.00 meters, while Conaler posted the best time in the SIAC after finishig third in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.95.
The other two SIAC women’s track and field athletes-of-the-week honors went to Shaquavia Porter of Fort Valley State University and Janae Jones of Stillman College. Porter finished second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.64, ran a time of 57.78 in the 400-meter dash and ran a leg on the 4×400-meter relay team that finished fourth with a time of 3:56.52 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational. Jones finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.69 at the FAMU Relays, which was the fastest time in the SIAC this week. She also ran a leg on the 4×100-meter, 4×400-meter, and 1600-meter sprint medley relay teams.
SIAC men’s athletes of the week were Larry Brunson and LaQuan Priest of Clafllin University, Timothy Snow of Fort Valley State, Nichshard Moody of Clark Atlanta University, Arvon Amisial of Morehouse College and Phillip Howard of Stillman. Brunson ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 14.52 in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing second overall at the Palmetto Classic, while Priest, who finished first at the Palmetto Classic, had an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 14.89 meters in the triple jump. Snow ran a leg on the 4×800-meter relay team that finished with a time of 7:43.79 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, which is the fastest time in the college ranks this season. Snow also finished fifth in the 800-meter run at the event with a time of 1:56.09, which is tops in the SIAC this week. Moody ran a time of 22.50 in the 200-meter dash at BSC Invitational, finishing fifth overall, and ran a time of 49.51 in the 400-meter dash, finishing second at the meet. Moody had the fastest 200-meter and the third fastest time in the SIAC this week. Amisial finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 13.82 meters and third in the high jump with a mark of 1.93 meters at the FAMU Relays. His marks rank second and first, respectively, in the SIAC this week. Howard ran a leg of the Stillman 4×100-meter relay team with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 41.20, finishing fourth overall at the FAMU Relays. Howard also finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time 15.28, eighth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.41, and ran with the 4×400-meter relay team.
The ASU track and field teams will compete in the upcoming Morehouse Relays on March 15-17 in Atlanta, Ga.