Barnett wins shot put for CU at conference championships
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Barnett wins shot put for CU at conference championships
Senior Garang Madut finished second in the 5000, sixth in the 3000 and eighth in the mile run at the MSC Championships. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Kalea Barnett won the shot put while senior Garang Madut placed second in the 5000-meters and freshman Jordan Hill finished second in the 800-meters, leading the Cumberland contingent at the Mid-South Conference Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky.

Barnett, a Murfreesboro, Tenn., native, won the shot put with a mark of 42-3 and also finished eighth in the weight throw (35-0). Freshman Riley Kilian claimed third in both the mile run and 3000-meters with times of 5:44.54 and 11:28.46, respectively, while sophomore Claudia Tepox was fourth in the 5000 in 20:25.40 and fifth in the 3000 in 11:40.04.

Freshman Danielle Craft had a busy day, placing fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 34-7 along with fifth in the 60-meters in 8.18 and eighth in the long jump with a mark of 15-8. Junior Marcennia Milburn and freshman Lisa Powell were fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 200-meters in 27.52 and 27.60 and Powell placed sixth in the 400-meters in 1:03.34.

For the men Madut finished second in the 5000 in 15:49.91 and also placed sixth in the 3000 in 9:26.47 and eighth in the mile run in 4:37.38. Hill was second in the 800 in 2:00.39.

Freshman Martarious Brooks placed third in the 200 in 22.36 and sixth in the 60 in 7.09. Freshman Josiah Scott was sixth in the shot put with a mark of 39-5.

The Cumberland men (Travon Wimley, Dante Bertrand, Hill, Brooks) won the 4x400-meter relay in 3:31.42, while the Cumberland women (Milburn, Tamia Aldridge, Nyia Hall, Powell) placed second in the 4x400 in 4:18.79.