USI’s Brown Topples School Record in Louisville

USI’s Brown Topples School Record in Louisville

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - University of Southern Indiana freshman Sheniya Brown (Indianapolis, Indiana) tore down her first outdoor track and field school record over the weekend at the 10th Annual Bellarmine Classic.

RECORD BREAKER Brown finished second overall in the 100m dash that fielded many Division I, II, and NAIA programs in 12.43 seconds to break the previous school record set in 2017 by 0.28 seconds. Brown is also the current school record holder in the indoor 60m dash for indoor track as well. This places Brown tied for seventh in the current Great Lakes Valley Conference outdoor leaderboard heading into the final few meets.

TOP FIVE PERFORMANCES Freshman Presley Warren (Henderson, Kentucky) finished second in the 800m run with a USI best time of 2:19.17 to put her fourth on the GLVC leaderboard.

In the 5000m, sophomore Ashley Lawhorn (Frankfort, Kentucky) and junior Ellie Tjelmeland (Springfield, Illinois) placed third and fourth with times of 18:49.82 and 20:02.36, respectively. Wrapping up the distance events was freshman Meagan Butts (Veedersburg, Indiana) in the 3000m steeplechase, finishing third in 13:11.01.

Sophomore Ralen Campbell (Indianapolis, Indiana) leapt a distance of 15′9″ for fourth place in the long jump while freshman Amy McGahey (Robinson, Illinois) finished fourth in the triple jump in 32′5.5″.

Sophomore Morgan Sherwood (Charleston, Illinois) and freshman Haley Allard (Glen Carbon, Illinois) each finished third in both the discus and javelin finals with throws of 112′7″ and 85′1″, respectively.

The 4x400m relay team of freshman Sarah Lonneman (Terre Haute, Indiana), freshman Emma Brown (Evansville, Indiana), freshman Franchesca Laurencio (Harrisburg, Illinois) and Warren earned a third-place performance in 4:12.15 to move to fifth on the GLVC leaderboard as well.

NEXT CHALLENGE USI has quite the trip on the docket as they set their sites to the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Torrence, California and the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California on April 18-19.

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