Saturday, May 6, 2017

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ALBANY, Ga. -- The Benedict College women's track & field team won the 2017 SIAC Championship on Saturday, winning seven events on the final day to surge to the top of the team standings.

Benedict won a total of nine events over the three days of competition and finished with 216 total points. Albany State finished second with 187 points and Clark Atlanta was third with 179.5 points.

Jenella John had a strong championship, winning the 800 meter run, the 1500 meter run, the 5000 meter run and the 3000 meter steeplechase for a total of 40 points. John won the 800 meter race by 14 seconds, the 1500 meter race by 18 seconds, the 5000 meter race by nearly 33 seconds and the steeplechase by more than 24 seconds.

Brianna Frazier won the women's 200 meter dash, the 400 meter dash and the triple jump. She also finished third in the long jump to earn 36 total points.

Benedict also won both relay races, capturing the 4x100 and the 4x400 races. Benedict dominated the 4x400 race, beating second-place Clark Atlanta by nearly six seconds.

Benedict took the top three spots in the 400 meter dash, with Phoebe Johnson finishing second and Sorenya Miller finishing third.  Johnson also finished second in the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash.

Lea Tshikaya finished second in both the 100-meter hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles. Princess Hammett finished third in the 100-meter hurdles.

Dae'Shondra Stephens finished second in the hammer throw and was fourth in the discus.

Source: BC Sports Information

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