Cumberland Track and Field posts six first place finishes at UAB Spring Invite
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Cumberland Track and Field posts six first place finishes at UAB Spring Invite
Praise Idamadudu and Trevon Sanders tallied national qualifying times in two events each.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Cumberland men's and women's track and field posted some excellent performances in their first outdoor track meet of the season. The two teams combined for six first-place finishes and six qualifying times for nationals.

For the women, Alana Mack took first place in the women's long jump with a distance of 5.67m. The jump qualifies her for NAIA Nationals with "B" Standards. Daveina Watson took first place in the shot put with a distance of 13.55m qualifying her for nationals with NAIA "A" Standards. 

Praise Idamadudu took home first place in the 400m dash with a time of 53.16s, qualifying her with NAIA "A" standards for nationals with the fastest time in the nation. Idamadudu finished third in the 200m dash with a time of 23.43s, the fastest time in the NAIA this year with by three-tenths of a second qualifying her with "A" Standards for nationals. 

In the women's 5000m Sasha Petrova finished in ninth place with a time of 19:31.57 followed closely by Mercy Kibiwott in tenth with a 19:38.98. Daniela Rivera finished 14th in the race with a time of 19:50.34.

Megan Stacey finished seventh in the discus throw with a distance of 29.06m. In the triple jump, N'Dia Metcalf finished in seventh place with a distance of 10.13m. 

For the men, Trevon Sanders took home first place in the 400m dash with a time of 48.16s qualifying him for nationals with NAIA "A" Standards. Hollis Edwards Jr. finished eighth in the event with a time of 52.06. Sanders also took home first place in the 800m run with a 1:52.46 qualifying him for nationals with NAIA "A" Standards. Teammate Georget Pontillo finished second in the race with a time of 1:53.49 to qualify for nationals with "B" Standards.

In the triple jump, Jaylen Poole finished second with a distance of 13.84m. Denis Kiplagat and Joel Barlow finished 13th and 14th in the men's 5000m run with times of 15:42.33 and 15:45.28.   

Tobi Oniyide finished fifth in the 100m dash with a time of 10.85s. Koby Story took sixth place in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:00.59. In the 200m dash, Renaldo Savoury finished 11th with a time of 23.05s. The men's 4x400 meter relay team of Dante Bertrand, Will Marsh, Hollis Edwards Jr., and Koby Story finished second with a time of 3:24.31.