Three Kentucky State Track & Field Athletes Reach Podium at Championships

Posted at 6:39 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 18:39:54-04
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ROCK HILL, SC – Three Kentucky State University track and field student-athletes earned spots on the podium during the 2019 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference track and field championships held at Winthrop University. Both the men’s and women’s team finished in eighth place.

Freshman Amani Wagner (Yellow Spring, OH) earned the highest place of any KSU performer, finishing second in the shot put with the distance of 12.09 meters. Senior Chelsey Ford (Versailles, KY) placed third in the hammer at 38.9 meters.

Senior Ed Jones (San Diego, CA) was the lone men’s competitor to finish in the top three, placing third with a distance of 13.6 meters. He also scored by placing fourth in the discus with a personal-best distance of 41.86 meters.

While Wagner only reached the podium once, she scored in two other events. She was fifth in the hammer with a personal best distance of 35.24 meters in the hammer, and was sixth in the discus (35.28 meters). Ford also scored in the discus with an eighth-place finish on a distance of 34.29 meters.

Senior Arlandia Greathouse (Crowley, TX) scored with a seventh place finish in the javelin (28.68 meters), and then was joined by freshman Princess Morris (Louisville, KY), senior Brianna Patterson (Houston, TX) and freshman Alaria Long (Covington, KY) to place seventh in the 4×400 relay (4:23.23).

During her leg of the 4×400 relay, Morris posted a personal best time of 1:01.68, while sophomore Robin Poole (Katy, TX) recorded a personal best height of 1.42 meters in the high jump.

Junior Cameron Galloway (Paducah, KY) scored in four different events, including three individuals. He was fifth in the 800 (2:00.31), seventh in the 1500 (4:17.23) and eighth in the javelin (41.31 meters), and was joined by sophomore Harrison Goss (Indianapolis, IN), junior Kris Nelson (West Memphis, AR) and freshman Chase Tandy(Danville, KY) to place fifth in the 4×400 relay (3:27.85).

Goss, Nelson, freshman Zay’Quan Black (Louisville, KY) and freshman Rahmon Davis-Smith combined to place seventh in the 4×100 (42.49). Black also recorded a personal best in the 200 with the time of 22.43.

A pair of eighth place finishes – senior David Jelks(Conyers, GA) in the hammer (32.98) and sophomore Mark Johannemann (Louisville, KY) in the 3000 meter steeplechase (11:32.70) culminated the scoring for the men’s team