CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – You ever
have one of those incidents when you go to do some laundry and find
$10 in a pocket?
That's kind of the way Head Coach Jon Riley felt about his Virginia Commonwealth University women's track & field team this past weekend at the Kent Taylor UNC Classic.
"We only took a small group of athletes to the meet because we wanted to work on some technique aspects," Riley said. "We end up shattering a school record and posting three personal bests. It's a true testament to the hard work of these student-athletes."
Leading the way was freshman Jaleesa Williams (Virginia Beach, Va.), who shattered a six-year old school record in the shot put with a toss of 44' 4 ¾". The mark was over a foot longer than the previous record of 42' 11 ¾", held by Ashley Rodgers.
Junior Kelsey Farmer (Mechanicsville, Va.) also posted a personal best in the weight throw with a distance of 49' 4 ½".
"I'm so proud of our throwers," Riley added. "Coach [Ethan] Tussing is doing a wonderful job developing these young athletes and I believe the best is yet to come from this group."
The third Ram to earn a personal best at the meet was sophomore Stephanie Newing (Virginia Beach, Va.), who cleared 10'6" in the pole vault.
The Black & Gold are back in action next weekend in the Patriot Games, hosted by George Mason University, on Saturday, January 30th.
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