GREENSBORO, N.C. - Seven Western Carolina track & field student-athletes travelled to Greensboro, N.C., Sunday to compete in the Aggie Last Chance meet hosted by North Carolina A&T. Two women and five men competed on Sunday with freshman Jazmine Gooden bringing home the top finish with a fourth place showing in the women's long jump.
The Catamounts were unable to improve on their marks but still had a successful day at the track. Gooden took fourth in the long jump with a mark of 5.68m (18-07.75). Senior Tiffani Lewis finished four spots back in eighth with a distance of 5.63m (18-05.75).
Gooden also competed in the 100m hurdles where she placed 11th after racing down the track in 15.66.
On the men's side it was junior Mateius Brown who led the way with a sixth place finish in the discus. He tossed the element 44.17m (144-11).
Junior Kevin Hires took home an eighth place finish in the triple jump as he stopped the tape at 14.76m (48-05.25).
Sophomore Devyn Montel Jones competed in the 110m hurdles where he placed 12th. He posted a time of 14.61 in the event.
The final two competitors for the Catamounts were juniors Henry Kiedi and Dakota Lamont. The pair competed in the 400m where Kiedi finished 17th and Lamont took 21st. Kiedi circled the track in 47.88 while Lamont came in at 48.22.
Currently the Catamounts have two male competitors and five female in contention to getting an invite to the NCAA East Preliminary Round. Junior Keion Crossen currently ranks 36th in the 100m in the East Region with the top-48 getting an invite the East Preliminary Round. Lamont sits just outside the top-48 in 53rd in the 400m.
On the women's side sophomore Dasha Arnaut sits at 43rd in the 400m hurdles while senior Chenell Bryan and Gooden both rank among the top-48 in the long jump. Bryan is ranked 41st while Gooden sits in 44th. Senior Hailey Cook ranks 44th in the shot put while junior Meghan Breden sits on the outside looking in as she sits in 59th in the pole vault.
The NCAA East Preliminary Round is scheduled to begin Thursday, May 25 and will run through Saturday, May 27 in Lexington, Ky.