Lincoln Men Take 3rd, LU Women Place 4th at the MIAA Championships

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Lincoln men’s track & field team took third place at the 2023 MIAA Championships, hosted by LU at Dwight T. Reed Stadium from Friday through Sunday (May 5-7). The Blue Tigers won four events and scored 92 points.

Lincoln swept the top-three of the 400m hurdles, with Troy Whyte winning in 52.20, Shanthamoi Brown finishing as the runner-up in 52.44, and Kewani Campbell claiming third in 53.13. In the 400m dash, Reuben Nichols posted the winning time of 46.62, and Leondre Francis came in sixth in 48.80.

The 4x400m relay team of Francis, Whyte, Brown and Nichols won the MIAA title in 3:09.76. The Blue Tigers took third in the 4x100m relay, with the foursome of Dimitri Beckford, Whyte, Shemar Fletcher and Jamar Treasure clocking in at 40.29.

Lincoln had another victory in the 200m, as Nichols won with a time of 20.82. Fletcher, meanwhile, came in third in 21.06. Whyte (13.67) and Rashane Bartlett (13.81) respectively finished in second and fourth in the 110m hurdles. In the field events, Malik Drummond (15.42m) was the runner-up in the triple jump and Wesley Tyndall (7.25m) placed seventh in the long jump.

The Lincoln women’s track & field team won three events and scored 85 points to finish in fourth place at the 2023 MIAA Outdoor Championships.

The Blue Tigers broke a 10-year-old MIAA record in the 4x100m relay, as the foursome of Hughasia Fyffe, Shenese Walker, Monae Carey and Jovanna Gustave won in 44.66. Lincoln also finished as the runner-up in the 4x400m relay, with the team of Denita Jackson, Maria Diamond, Chrissani May and Shantae George clocking in at 3:41.81.

Annalisa Barclay placed third in the triple jump (12.47m) and sixth in the long jump (5.81m) while Nehlia Mills claimed fourth in the high jump (1.68m). In the 200m, Fyffe took second (23.90) and George came in eighth (24.37).

Diamond was the MIAA champion in the 400m hurdles, winning in 58.71, and Sophia Myers took seventh in 1:11.33. Walker, meanwhile, was the victor in the 100m dash, timing in at 11.21. Gustave (11.45) and Fyffe (11.65) respectively came in sixth and seventh. LU claimed the second and third finishes in the 100m hurdles, with Myers clocking in at 13.57 and Shanette Allison finishing in 13.67. Meanwhile, in the 400m dash, George placed sixth, timing in at 55.78.