Kiplagat takes first place in steeplechase on day one of UAB Spring Invite
Friday, April 1, 2022
Kiplagat takes first place in steeplechase on day one of UAB Spring Invite
Dennis Kiplagat finished in first place for the men's 3000m steeplechase (Credit: John Sommers II)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Cumberland men's and women's track and field competed at the UAB Spring Invite today. 

For the men, Denis Kiplagat had the best performance of the day as he took first place in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:46.93. Renaldo Savoury took fifth in the pole vault with a height of 4.05m.

Three Phoenix competed in the Javelin including Savoury, Camryn Jacobs, and Terrence Harris. Jacobs was the highest finisher in eighth with a distance of 41.14, followed by Harris in tenth with a distance of 33.20m, and Savoury with a distance of 24.81m.

Sasha Petrova was our top finisher in the women's 1500m. She finished in 19th with a time of 5:10.92. Right behind her was Hope Britt with a time of 5:11.91. Sharon Jerop crossed with a mark of 5:13.40 for 22nd and Mercy Kibiwott took 25th at 5:18.66. India Mastin crossed at 5:29.11 in 29th place.

Daniela Rivera finished fourth in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 12:02.20 while Elise Krone finished seventh with a time of 12:22.63

The Phoenix will be back on the track tomorrow morning with a full slate of events beginning at 9 a.m.