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Bowie State track and field teams compete at Naval Academy

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Published on: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dana Smothers leads Bulldogs at Navy Invitational

Bowie State senior Dana Smothers placed 10th overall in the men’s 400 meter dash with a time of 49.95 at the Bulldogs indoor track and field season opener at the U.S. Naval Academy. With his finish, Smothers is a provisional qualifier for the Indoor Nationals.

Bryan Williams was also a Bowie State top 10 finisher, claiming 4th in the men’s triple jump with a jump of 13.49m (44-03.25) and eighth in the long jump (6.46m).

The 4x400 meter relay “A” team of Smothers, Gomez, Ballah and Scarborough took fifth in 3:22.81, and the distance medley “A” team of Ndjami Chick, JD Tharpe, Hicks and Owolabi placed eighth with a time of 11:14.13.

Bowie State returns to action Jan. 8 at the George Mason University Father Diamond Invitational in Fairfax, Va.

Kendall Reynolds leads Lady Bulldogs at Lid-Lifter

The Bowie State women’s track and field team opened its 2012-2013 season at the U.S. Naval Academy Lid-Lifter meet. There were no team results, but head coach Michelle Latimer was pretty satisfied with the results and says “the best is yet to come.”

Newcomer Kendall Reynolds was one of the Lady Bulldogs’ top performers, placing second in the long jump (5.54m) and third in the triple jump (11.14m). Reynolds, competing for the first time in two years, qualified for the Nationals in the long jump.

Indya Price was Bowie State’s top finisher in the 200 meter dash, placing sixth with a time of 25.98 seconds, and placed 11th in the 60 meter dash with a time of 8.14 seconds.

Carissa Smith came home with a fifth place finish in the 60 meter hurdles, with a time of 9.29 seconds, and Michelle Palmer finished 10th in the 200 meter dash. Sophomore Kayla Watson finished as one of BSU’s top 10 finishers, placing eighth in the long jump (5.11m).

The Lady Bulldogs’ 4x400 meter relay “A” team of Palmer, Price, Sykes and Smith placed sixth (4:07.88) and the “B” team of Williams, Rollins, Penn and Watson finished 14th (4:36.41).

Bowie State returns to competition Jan. 8 at George Mason University.

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