Courtesy Murray State Athletics

The Murray State women’s track & field program will travel to Cape Girardeau, Missouri for Southeast
Missouri State’s Joey Haines Invite at the Abe Stuber Track Complex on April 2-3.

Southeast Missouri track & field will host the 2021 Drury Hotels Joey Haines Invite Friday and Saturday at the Abe Stuber Track and Field Complex. Murray State will compete against host SEMO, Chicago State, Western Illinois, SIUE, Saint Louis, Missouri State, Memphis, Austin Peay, UT Martin, Belmont and Wisconsin-Parkside. The hammer throw will take place at 3:30 p.m., CT on Friday. All of the other track and field events will be contested on Saturday. Saturday will commence with the 10,000 meters at 10 a.m. followed by the shot put at 11 a.m.

The Racers are coming off their annual Margaret Simmons Invite. Murray State swept the team relays, winning the 4×400 and set new program and facility records in the 4×100 and the 4×800 relays. The 4 x 100 relay of Teliyah James, Rachel Hagans, Jumyia Denning and Lucia Herrero Yanez ran a time of 45.34 to break the previous record set in 2018 by three-hundredths of a second.

In the 4 x 800 relay, the team of Kayla Bell, LaMiah Campbell, Dani Wright and Amirr Evans destroyed
the 31-year old record of 9:25.00 set in 1989 with a time of 9:09.43.

In addition to helping break a Murray State record, Rachel Hagans also set a new PR in the long jump,
jumping a mark of 5.80m.

Kenia Seals took first in the 100m dash and second in the 200m while LaMiah Campbell ran a new PR
of 57.86 in the 400m.

Amirr Evans won the 800m and Jabreuna Brimlett won the 100m Hurdles with Nia Scott finishing
second to set a new personal best of 14.50.

In the heptathlon, Jessikha Ribeiro finished second in the heptathlon with a score of 4333, winning the
ept long jump and finishing second in the 100m Hurdles and the 200m Dash.

Meghan Fletcher set a new personal best in the heptathlon, scoring 4080 and taking first in the hept
high jump with a mark of 1.70m.

The Racers will travel to Nashville, Tennessee to participate in the Vandy Black and Gold Invite April
16-17 after a weekend break from competition.


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