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Track and Field Recap: June 7 (1583 hits)

Courtesy MEAC Media Relations
Mon, June 10, 2013

UMESí Guion-Firmin Finishes In Top Eight Of NCAA FinalsPRINCESS ANNE, Md. -The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Track and Field team had two runners compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships June 7. Lenora Guion-Firmin and Ackeem Smith both ran in their respective events, with Guion-Firmin running in the 400m finals and Smith running in the 110m hurdles on Friday.

Smith ran a 13.71-second time in the hurdles during the preliminary race in Greensboro,North Carolina to advance to the NCAA semifinals in Eugene, Oregon. Smith finished 17th in the hurdles with a time of 13.97 seconds. Guion-Firmin finished in the top eight from the semifinals to advance to the finals roundof the 400m dash. She ran a 52.59-second finish in the event for UMES, and finished seventh. Guion-Firmin was a three-time NCAA All-American, and has garnered four individual records in both indoor and outdoor track and field.For the complete story, visit www.umeshawks.com.

Bethune-Cookman's Johnson Turns in Solid Performances Prepping for USATF Nationals

MIAMI - Bethune-Cookman sprinter Tristie Johnson put in the work to refine her race skills over the weekend, despite heavy weather delays, at the 38th annual Northwest Track & Field Classic, earning victories in both the 100m and 200m races on Sunday afternoon.

A freshman from Jacksonville, Fla., Johnsonís rookie campaign continues into June as she looks to hone her skills for both races in preparation for the USATF Senior Nationals, June 20-23 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Johnson made a solid showing Sunday at Traz Powell Stadium, finally taking the track after two days of rain delays. Johnson ran an 11.96 in the 100m and 24.7 in the 200m, winning both events.

For the complete story, visit www.bcuathletics.com.
Posted By: Elynor Moss
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