COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Coker University women's track and field team excelled in day one of the Carolina Challenge on Friday (Jan. 31). Several personal bests were set, along with a school record.
Tiffany Taylor inked her name into the Coker women's track and field record books, recording a distance of 11.08m in the shot put. She beat her own previous record of 11.06m, which she set earlier this year at the JDL College Kick-Off Classic on December 7th. Sierra St. John and Caterra Barkins also did well in the shot put, finishing with distances of 10.03m and 9.97m, respectively. In the weight throw, Sierra St. John led the Cobras with a mark of 9.94m, while Myia West threw for 9.60m.
On the track, freshman Nyasia Weatherly set the tone for the Cobras by running a 7.92 in the 60m, which was a personal best. Syriah Lottimore wasn't too far behind at 8.13, with Shania Crosby finishing at 8.61. Ayana English (8.26), Alera Jackson (8.34), and Madison Groleau (8.87) all set personal bests in the 60m.
"I am truly proud of how we showed up today and the progress that we are making as a team," said coach Pete Early. "We saw lots of personal bests and another school record fall. We look forward to even more great marks tomorrow."
The Cobras will start day two of the Carolina Challenge on Saturday (Feb. 1) with the action beginning at 10:00 a.m. Live results can be found at www.cokercobras.com