FAIRFAX, Va. – On such a young
and talented team, experience and leadership is never
That's where seniors like Sernarra Archie (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and Whitney Key (Goochland, Va.) can be huge and that's exactly what the veteran duo did this past weekend for the Virginia Commonwealth University women's track & field team at the Mason Last Chance Meet.
"I'm really proud of both Sernarra and Whitney," Head Coach Jon Riley said. "They have come a long way and experienced a lot during their careers here at VCU. I think I'm their third or fourth coach and they continue to work hard for our coaching staff and I can't thank them enough. I'm very happy they way they ended the indoor season."
Archie started the meet off with a third-place showing in the triple jump, then set a personal best with a time of 8.99 in the prelims for the 60-meter hurdles. She would finish second in that event. Key set a personal best with a time of 7.84 in the 60-meter dash, good for third-place, then she went on to win the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.86.
The duo helped the Black & Gold tally a total of 13 top-three finishes.
Other notable performances were sophomore Allison Morris (Langhorne, Pa.), who won the high jump with a personal best of 5' 1 ¾", sophomore Heather DelaCruz (Williamsburg, Va.) with a second-place finish and a personal best of 10:52.60 in the 3000-meter run and sophomore Theresa Trader with a personal best and third-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.23.
The freshmen duo of Jaleesa and Jessica Williams (Virginia Beach, Va.) helped the Rams grab the top three spots in the shot put, with Jaleesa's toss of 41' 8" taking the crown.
Rounding out the day was sophomore Nicole Walters (Orange, Va.) who finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.99.
The Rams will take the week to prepare for the ECAC Championships in Boston, Mass. beginning on Friday, March 5th.
May 25, 2010 QUINAS FORTUNE
April 17, 2010 RAMS TAKE DOWN TWO MORE SCHOOL RECORDS AT VCU INVITATIONAL
March 27, 2010 WALTERS, MORRIS LEAD RAMS AT RALEIGH RELAYS
March 7, 2010 FORTUNE LEADS RECORD-BREAKING RAMS AT ECAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
February 28, 2010 ARCHIE, KEY LEAD RAMS AT MASON LAST CHANCE MEET
February 20, 2010 PER SOPHOMORES LEAD BLACK & GOLD AT VIRGINIA TECH LAST CHANCE MEET
February 13, 2010 RAMS DONT LET WEATHER SLOW THEM DOWN AT BOSTONS VALENTINE INVITATIONAL
February 6, 2010 WEATHER CANT SLOW DOWN RAMS AT VINCE BROWN INVITATIONAL
January 16, 2010 YOUTHFUL RAMS FINISH THIRD IN FIRST MEET OF 2010
December 5, 2009 SPRINTERS LEAD RAMS AT SEASON-OPENING CNU HOLIDAY OPEN