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Hill, Thompson Conclude Day Two on a High Note at Black and Gold Invite
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Hill, Thompson Conclude Day Two on a High Note at Black and Gold Invite


NASHVILLE — The Tigerbelles wrapped up day two of the Black and Gold Invitational at Vanderbilt with four top-10 and five top-20 finishes.

Mikayla Thompson had a successful weekend in the invitational thanks to a personal-record heave in the hammer throw with a mark of 46.02 meters (151’0”) to place 12th in the event on Friday.

“It felt pretty good,” Thompson said. “My turns were really good and I felt strong yesterday, which is not normal for me in the hammer as I’m still trying to perfect my technique.”

Thompson placed 10th in the discus throw on Saturday with a distance of 42.02.

Senior Lakeia Hill has had a prolific start to her outdoor season. The hurdler cashed in a fifth-place finish with a time of 1:01.62 in the 400-meter hurdles. Senior Gabrielle Younginer (5.51m) and freshman Kelsea Buchanan (5.50m) placed eighth and ninth, respectively in the long jump.

The Tigerbelles will have a week off before traveling to Bowling Green, Ky. on April 5.

Discus (12 competitors)
10. Mikayla Thompson — 42.02

Long jump (20 competitors)
8. Gabrielle Younginer — 5.51m
9. Kelsea Buchanan — 5.50m
14. Jalyn Bowen — 5.37m

100-meter hurdles (34 competitors)
11. Nigeria Starks — 14.48
31. Hadiya Williams — 16.04
33. Jasmin Pointer — 16.60

400-meter (43 competitors)
18. Zion White — 59.01
28. Reyna McFadden — 1:00.29
33. Robin Treadwell — 1:01.41
34. Elaina Verges — 1:01.72
38. Haley Hope — 1:02.72

800-meter (51 competitors)
41. Rebekah Wynn — 2:23.41

400-meter hurdles (23 competitors)
5. Lakeia Hill — 1:01.62
17. Ayana Eason — 1:07.29