Shimukowa, Ndebele win at APSU Invitational
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Shimukowa, Ndebele win at APSU Invitational
Tyler Williams placed second in the 100 and 200-meters and was part of the winning 4x100-meter relay Friday at the APSU Invitational. (Credit Michael Wade)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Charles Shimukowa won the 400-meters and Bumnene Ndebele was first on the triple jump, Tyler Williams placed second in the 100 and 200-meters and Abby Gawthorp finished second in the 3000-meter steeplechase for Cumberland track and field Friday at the APSU Invitational in Clarksville, Tenn.

Friday’s meet marked the last regular season event for Cumberland, with the Mid-South Conference Championships set for April 25-27 in Williamsburg, Ky.

Shimukowa posted a winning time of 48.51 in the 400, 13-tenths of a second ahead of teammate Ishmael Arnold while Shemar Salmon was eighth in the event in 50.96.

Williams was the top collegian in the 100 and 200-meters, finishing second overall in the 100 in 10.84 and second on the 200 in 22.15. Arnold placed fourth in the 200 in 22.57 with Shimukowa and Rico Briscoe in fifth and sixth, respectively, in 22.86 and 22.98.

Cornelius Kipchumba finished eighth in the 5000-meters in 15:33.67 and Parker Kuchek placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in 17.13 and sixth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:03.40. Eric Sparks was third in the steeplechase for the men in 10:35.94.

In the field events Ndebele posted a winning mark of 47-5.75 while Camryn Jacobs was sixth in the long jump with a mark of 20-0.5. Caleb Staten finished sixth in the shot put with a toss of 43-9.25 and Josiah Scott was sixth in the discus with a mark of 124-6.

Scott placed fifth and Staten was seventh in the hammer throw with marks of 137-9 and 131-1, respectively. Michael Tirjan finished fifth in the javelin with a mark of 146-5 and Scott was eighth (116-7).

The men’s 4x100-meter relay team of Arnold, Briscoe, Ndebele and Williams won that event as well in 41.96.

Gawthorp registered the top finish for the Phoenix women with her second-place showing in the steeplechase in 12:29.74 while Riley Kilian finished fourth in the 5000 in 18:44.76.

Faith Wilson placed eighth in the 200 in 25.81 and Madison Plaggenburg was eighth in the 400 in 1:02.20. The women’s 4x100 relay squad of Madison Dalhover, Sanura Rhodes, Cimone Toppin and Wilson finished third in 49.18.

Junior Kalea Barnett tossed the shot put 38-0.75 for fourth place and Mahogany Huddleson was eighth with a mark of 33-6.75. Barnett finished seventh in the discus (107-5) while Huddleson and Barnett placed seventh and eighth, respectively, in the hammer with marks of 127-3 and 125-4.