Records Fall as Phoenix take Third at MSC Championships
Friday, February 17, 2023
Records Fall as Phoenix take Third at MSC Championships
Daveina Watson claims the MSC Championship for Shot Put. (Credit: Reily Rogers)

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Records fall as Phoenix claim five Individual Conference Champions on their way to a third place finish at the Mid-South Conference Indoor Track 7 Field Championships.

The University of the Cumberlands took first place with 210.5 points. Campbellsville finished just behind the Patriots in second place with 205. The Phoenix fell in at third with 112 points.

Praise Idamadudu continued to shine in championships claiming three conference titles for the second-year in a row at the event. Idamadudu won the 60m dash with a time of 7.47 followed that by winning the 200m with a time of 24.15 and the 400m at 55.93. 

Doris Mensah won the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.00 for the freshman’s first conference championship and Daveina Watson won the shot put with a throw of 12.63m. 

Cumberland altogether had 13 top 5 finishes at the championships helping the team take the bronze medal as a squad. 

Alana Mack posted three of the top 5 finishes placing second in the long jump, breaking the meet record, at 5.51 meters, third in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 11.48 meters, and third in the 60m dash at 7.58. 

Mercy Kibiwott notched a silver finish in the 5000m posting a time of 18:06.18, setting a new meet record with the time. Kibiwott also finished fifth in the 3000m with a time of 10:50.67.

Dani Rivera finished in fifth in the mile run with a time of 5:29.33. 

The 4x400m relay team of Idamadudu, Sabrina Anderson, Maddie Bittle, and Leesa Mutandwa took third place with a time of 4:08.70. The Distance Medley team of Mutandwa, Sarah Wilkerson, Kasey Quezada, and Dani Rivera took fourth place. 

Cumberland will be back on the track for the NAIA National Championships in South Dakota on March 4th and 5th.