fmu_lions_track_field_2012_team_web.jpgMIAMI GARDENS — The Florida Memorial University Lady Lions track and field team took fourth place overall with 93 points at the recent 2012 Sun Conference Championship held on the campus of Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach.

The men’s team scored 37 points for sixth place overall.

For the women’s team, Gregria Higgs edged out teammate Javonya Wilson to capture her first conference title crown by racing to first place in the 100-meter dash finals in 12.58. Wilson ran it in 12.59 seconds and Krysten Black placed fifth   in 12.82.

The women’s 4×100 relay team of Black, Ashley Hanna, Higgs and  Wilson won the relay in 47.45.

Hanna captured her first 200-meter conference title crown by racing to a first place finish in 25.47. Wilson placed third in 25.63 seconds, Higgs was fourth in 25.83 and Black placed fifth in 26.70.

In the Women’s 400-meter run, Hanna took second place with 55.74 and Luckett came in fifth with 1:01.30.

Wilson also won the Women’s Long Jump. Joanna Campbell placed fifth in the Women’s Hammer Throw and 12th in the Women’s Shot Put.

For the men’s team, Dredame Carter captured his second conference title crown by winning the 400-meter dash in 47.46. He also placed second in the 200 meters with 22.36.

Jerwaine Hall  won the Men’s High Jump and Maurice Days placed sixth in the Men’s 100 Meter Dash, with Deandre Rawlins placing eighth.

Overall, the men’s and women’s teams picked up 22 All-Conference honors, seven conference titles and one All-Conference Academic honor.

The teams will return to action on May 11-12, when they travel to Atlanta for the Georgia Tech Invitational.


Photo: COURTESY OF FMU

TRACK AND FIELD: Members of the Florida Memorial University Lions pose for a photo after finishing fourth in the recent Sun Conference Championship in Daytona Beach.