MTSU Track Out Runs Competition in Nashville


Middle Tennessee nabbed seven first-place finishes, with the women’s squad claiming five top spots, in a successful day Sunday at the Ed Temple Classic hosted by Tennessee State.

In the 55-meter event, Janet Amponsah and Ifiok Umoh kicked off the day by taking first with times of 7.05 and 6.48, respectively.

Shaina Johnson, Agnes Abu and Julia Jelagat took first-place finishes in the women’s events of 400 meter, mile run and 3000-meter run. Johnson claimed a 57.91 finish, while Abu and Jelagat ran times of 5.00:81 and 10:47.97 in their respective events.

On the men’s side, Umoh capped the day with a time of 23.08 in the men’s 55-meter. The other lone top finisher was Jacob Patten in the high jump with a leap of 2.05 meters.

Kigen Chemadi and Nathah Mack were also the two top collegiate finishers in the 800-meter dash with times of 1:55.99 and 1:59.30, respectively. While in the field, Atsu Nyamdi placed second in the shot put event with a final throw of 14.16 meters.

To cap the day, the women’s relay team of Abike Egbeniyi, Agnes Abu, Janet Amponsah and Shaina Johnson claimed a first-place victory with a time of 3:46.54 in the 4×400-meter relay. On the men’s side, Sampson Laari, Ifiok Umoh, Nathan Mack and Trevon Sanders finished second in the same event with a time of 3:21.38.

Middle Tennessee will continue its indoor season at the Commodore Invitational next weekend as the squad travels to Nashville for the third meet of the year.
Men’s Results Women’s Results55 Meter: 1. Ifiok Umoh, 6.48

200 Meter:
6. Ifiok Umoh, 23.08
19. Kendrick Williams, 24.83

400 Meter:
9. Greg Cantrell, 51.69

800 Meter:
2. Kigen Chemadi, 1:55.99
3. Nathan Mack, 1:59.30

55-Meter Hurdles:
6. Greg Cantrell, 8.21

4×400-Meter Relay:
2. Sampson Laari, Ifiok Umoh, Nahan Mack, Trevon Sanders; 3:21.38

High Jump:
1. Jacob Patten, 2.05m

Long Jump:
6. Phillip Smith, 6.30m

Triple Jump:
4. Jacob Patten, 13.26m

Shot Put:
2. Atsu Nyamadi, 14.16m
55 Meter:
1. Janet Amponsah, 7.05

200 Meter:
15. Brina Serafino, 27.54

400 Meter:
1. Shaina Johnson, 57.91

1. Agnes Abu, 5:00.81
2.Rachel Kigen, 5:29.29
3. Sharon Kibiwott, 5:33.71

3000 Meter:
1. Julia Jelagat, 10:47.97
55-Meter Hurdles:
4. Jessica Howell, 8.32
5. Qetuwrah Abdullah-Muhammad, 8.45

4×400-Meter Relay:
1. Abike Egbeniyi, Agnes Abu, Janet Amponsah, Shaina Johnson; 3:46.54

High Jump:
2. Qetuwrah Abdullah-Muhammad, 1.60m
3. Jessica Howell, 1.55m

Long Jump:
2. Qetuwrah Abdullah-Muhammad, 5.88m
10. Atarah Abdullah-Muhammad, 5.19m

Triple Jump:
5. Atarah Abdullah-Muhammad, 11.58m

Shot Put:
14. Qetuwrah Abdullah-Muhammad, 8.95m
15. Jessica Howell, 8.30m