Shimukowa wins 800, Mays third in 1500 for CU tracksters
Monday, April 8, 2019
Shimukowa wins 800, Mays third in 1500 for CU tracksters
Amber Mays placed third in the 1500-meters Saturday at the Hilltopper Relays. (Credit Michael Wade)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Charles Shimukowa won the 800-meters, junior Amber Mays placed third in the 1500-meters and junior Bumnene Ndebele finished fifth in the triple jump for the Cumberland track and field teams Saturday at the Hilltopper Relays in Bowling Green, Ky.

Shimukowa won the 800 for the second time in as many weeks, improving his time by almost three seconds to 1:54.68. Freshman Cornelius Kipchumba placed eighth in the 1500-meters in 4:10.65 while junior Parker Kuchek was 11th in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.88.

Ndebele cleared 46-feet, 9-inches in the triple jump for fifth place and sophomore Caleb Staten finished seventh in the shot put with a mark of 44-11.75. Junior Josiah Scott was 12th in the hammer throw with a mark of 132-3. Sophomore Michael Tirjan placed fourth in the javelin with a mark of 143-6.

Mays paced the women’s squad with her third-place showing in the 1500 in 4:59.13. Junior Riley Kilian and sophomore Hannah Spring finished ninth and 10th, respectively, with times of 5:14.90 and 5:25.28. The 4x100-meter relay squad of Madison Dalhover, Sanura Rhodes, Cimone Toppin and Faith Wilson was seventh in 49.48.

Junior Kalea Barnett finished eighth in the shot put with a mark of 40-10.5 and was 11th in the hammer throw with a mark of 133-4.

Cumberland competes again this Friday and Saturday at the APSU Invitational in Clarksville, Tenn., the final meet before the Mid-South Conference Championships set for April 25-27 in Williamsburg, Ky.