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ASU Golden Rams perform well in track and field season opener

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Written by Edythe Bradley


Four Albany State University track and field student-athletes won first-place honors in their season-opening outdoor meet at Savannah State University’s annual Eye Opener Meet on Feb. 25. Coached by Kenneth Taylor, the Golden Rams took top honors in four categories in the men’s track and field events.

Eric Leggette finished in first place in the men’s high jump with a mark of 1.83 meters, while freshman teammate Timothy Jackson captured first-place honors in the pole vault event after clearing 3.96 meters. Sophomore Isaiah Leggette finished first in the long jump with a distance of 6.58 meters, and had a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.91. Sophomore runner Jordan Thompson captured a first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.19, while senior runner Joseph Ruff finished in 17.20 for eighth place. Thompson and Ruff also competed in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in second place with a time of 56.43 and fifth place with a time of 1:01.65, respectively.

Sophomore Garrett Reynolds finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.89, followed by freshman Terrio Leverett in fifth place with a time of 11.03. Freshman Untayous Benson finished sixth in the event with a time of 11.09, while Jermaine Reynolds ran a time of 11.44 seconds for a ninth-place finish.

Freshman Elontavious White took third-place honors in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.15, while Leverette finished in fourth place with a time of 22.23. Leggette finished eighth in the event with a time of 22.43, followed by Reynolds in ninth place with a time of 22.56. Freshman Tabareyon Jones rounded out ASU runners with a time of 22.80 for a 12th-place finish. Jones also finished fifth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.02.

Freshman runner Jervon Pack finished 12th in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:07.91. Pack also finished 15th in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:33.11, just under senior teammate Robert Smith, who finished 14th with a time of 4:31.29. Smith also competed in the 5000-meter run and finished 17th with a time of 17:49.57.

The men’s 4 x 100-meter relay team of Reynolds, Leggette, Benson and Leverette finished second with a time of 42.25, while the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Benson, Ruff, Pack and sophomore Woodrow Colbert finished with a time of 3:30.17 for third place.

Also competing for Albany State was Jourdan Patrick, who finished in fifth place in the discus throw after posting a mark of 33.96 meters.

In addition to Albany State and Savannah State, seven other schools, including Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Mercer University, Savannah School of Art & Design, University of North Carolina-Pembroke, Clark-Atlanta University and University of South Carolina-Beaufort, participated in the meet.

The Golden Rams will compete at the annual Florida A&M University Relays on March 10.


100-Meter Dash
3 Garrett Reynolds 10.89
5 Terrio Leverett 11.03
6 Untayous Benson 11.09
9 Jermaine Reynolds 11.44

200-Meter Dash
3 Elontavious White 22.15
4 Terrio Leverett 22.23
8 Isaiah Leggette 22.43
9 Garrett Reynolds 22.56
12 Tabareyon Jones 22.80

400-Meter Dash
4 Isaiah Leggette 49.91
5 Tabareyon Jones 50.02

800-Meter Run
12 Jervon Pack 2:07.91

1500-Meter Run
14 Robert Smith 4:31.29
15 Jervon Pack 4:33.11

5000-Meter Run
17 Robert Smith 17:49.57

110-Meter Hurdles
1 Jordan Thompson 15.19
8 Joseph Ruff 17.20

400-Meter Hurdles
2 Jordan Thompson 56.43
5 Joseph Ruff 1:01.65

4×400-Meter Relay
2 Garrett Reynolds 42.25
Isaiah Leggette
Untayous Benson
Terrio Leverett

4×100-Meter Relay
2 Untayous Benson 3:30.17
Joseph Ruff
Woodrow Colbert
Jervon Pack

High Jump
1 Eric Leggette 1.83m

Pole Vault
1 Timothy Jackson 3.96m

Long Jump
1 Isaiah Leggette 6.58m

Discus Throw
5 Jourdan Patrick 33.96m

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