Pioneer track and field team chisels up at University of Cumberlands Invite

Pioneer track and field team chisels up at University of Cumberlands Invite

Williamsburg, Ky. – The Transylvania track and field team fielded a collection of strong showings as they competed at the University of the Cumberlands Invitational Friday and Saturday.

Senior Cole Green set a new personal record in the men's 100 meter event, finishing in 10.80 seconds to take second in the race. The time by Green also serves as a new Transylvania record. Green followed that up with another second-place finish in the men's 200 meters, timing in at 21.93 seconds.

Also setting a new men's record was sophomore Malik Jackson, who recorded a jump of 13.34 meters to take a third-place finish at the University of the Cumberlands for one of the best individual performances by the Pioneers on Saturday.

On the women's side, senior Jordin Fender took a top-two finish in the women's 100 meter hurdles, crossing the line in 15.11 seconds. Fender linked up with junior Savannah Hemmer, freshman Danielle Blount, and sophomore Olivia Kee to record a fourth-place finish in the women's 4 x 100 meter relay.

In field events, senior Taylor Sanders displayed a top-eight showing in the women's shot put, launching an 11.52 meter throw that dwarfed her second-place display from the Transylvania Invitational two weeks ago in Lexington. Sanders finished seventh in the discus with a 33.7 meter throw, and placed sixth in the hammer with a 40.70 meter throw.

Freshman Gunnar Eaton was the pacesetter in men's throws, finishing eighth in the javelin with a 45.44 meter throw, and in the top-20 with a 34.84 meter throw in the men's hammer.

Sophomore Shelby Lewis was another Saturday standout, finishing third in the women's pole vault with a 2.73 meter showing.

Next, the Pioneers will compete on Friday, April 14 in Danville, Kentucky as they participate in the Centre College Twilight meet.

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