Blankenship, Barnett lead tracksters at MSC Championships
Monday, February 19, 2018
Blankenship, Barnett lead tracksters at MSC Championships
Taylor Blankenship placed second in the 1,000-meters, was sixth in the mile run and anchored the second-place DMR at the Mid-South Conference Championships. (Credit Michael Wade Photography)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Taylor Blankenship finished second in the 1,000-meters while sophomore Kalea Barnett placed second in the shot put and third in the weight throw, leading the Cumberland women’s track and field teams to fourth-place showing over the weekend at the Mid-South Conference Indoor Championships in Columbus, Ohio.

Blankenship finished second in the 1,000 in 3:14.37 and was sixth in the mile run in 5:37.60. Barnett was second in the shot put with a mark of 41-3.25 and posted a mark of 46-2.75 for third in the weight throw. Freshman Mahogany Huddleston placed fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 45-8.25.

Sophomore Alyssa Gibson placed fourth in the 60-meters in 8.01 and was sixth in the 200-meters in 27.53 while Aleksandra Soshilova finished fourth in both the 400-meters in 1:01.48 and the 600-meters in 1:43.49. Sophomore Amber Mays was fifth in the 800-meters in 2:33.28 and eighth in the mile in 5:41.71 and junior Claudia Tepox placed seventh in the 5,000-meters in 20:27.14.

The women’s 4x400 relay of sophomore Lisa Powell, freshman Madison Dalhover, Gibson and Soshilova was third in 4:17.45 and the 4x800-meter relay of freshman Anna Grose, Tepox, freshman Hannah Spring and sophomore Gavin DuVall finished third in 10:49.70. The women’s DMR of Mays, Powell, Grose and Blankenship placed second in 13:14.97.