SAMANTHA YANKSON WINS HAMMER THROW AT FRED HARDY INVITATIONAL

Meet: Fred Hardy Invitational (Day one of two)
Location: Richmond, Va.
Results: Day one

The Short Story: Samantha Yankson won the hammer throw during the first day of the Fred Hardy Invitational, setting the tone for the second Richmond meet of the season. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Samantha Yankson won the women's hammer throw with a 46.89m mark, .10m shy of the sophomore's collegiate best.

  • Senior Amiaya Carey hit the 1.60m mark in high jump on her way to placing third.

  • In triple jump, VCU freshman Metasebia Ermias earned a second place finish. The West Springfield, Va. native leapt 11.52m.

  • Osawaru Oghagbon put on a solid showing in the men's shot put. The sophomore took second overall and set a new personal best with a 14.86m mark. Following Oghagbon was VCU freshman Glen Yancey in third.

  • Freshman Bradley Thomas hit a personal best in the 110 meter high hurdles, completing the race in 58.45.

Up Next

The second day of the Fred Hardy Invitational commences tomorrow at 9 A.M. with men's and women's discus.