Women's track takes sixth at conference meet
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Women's track takes sixth at conference meet
Amber Mays finished third in the 1,500 and seventh in the 800 on Wednesday at the Mid-South Conference Championships. (Credit Michael Wade Photography)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Kalea Barnett placed second in the shot put and sophomore Amber Mays finished third in the 1,500-meters, leading the Cumberland women’s track and field team on the final day of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Tuesday in Columbia, Ky.

Cumberland finished sixth as a team with 53 points. Lindsey Wilson won the women’s title, followed by the University of the Cumberlands.

Barnett was second in the shot put with a mark of 41-9.75, her best showing over the three-day event after placing fourth in the hammer throw and sixth in the discus.

Mays scored points for the Phoenix in two events on Tuesday, finishing third in the 1,500 in 4:57.30 and seventh in the 800-meters in 2:27.58.

Sophomore Alyssa Gibson also picked up points for Cumberland in a pair of running events, taking fourth in the 100-meters in 12.80 and fifth in the 200-meters in 27.37.

Junior Claudia Tepox crossed the finish line in fifth in the 5,000-meters in 19:53.79 while freshman Anna Grose was eighth in the same event in 20:19.65. Also, the women’s 4x400-meter relay of Lisa Powell, Taylor Blankenship, Mays and Gibson placed seventh in 4:24.92.