Lott Breaks School Record, Qualifies for NCAA Championships at CSU Spring Break Invitational

Lott Breaks School Record, Qualifies for NCAA Championships at CSU Spring Break Invitational

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.- The Coker College women's track and field team challenged the Charleston Southern University Spring Break Invitational on Friday, March 16. Senior Darroneshia Lott set the Coker record in the 1500-meter event, while qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the same run. Three other Cobras qualified for day two finals. 

Darroneshia Lott ran the fastest 1500-meter event in Coker women's track and field history with the time of 4:33.46. The time automatically qualifies Lott to run in the NCAA Outdoor Championships (May 24-26). In the run, Lott defeated the second place finisher by a margin of 14.15 seconds.

Noelia Leake took a third place finish in the preliminary 100-meter dash, qualifying for the finals with the time of 12.08 seconds. The time slides into third all-time at Coker.

Kaylah Ruff and Asante Rice both qualified for the finals in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing second and eighth overall. Ruff ran a 14.88, third all-time in program history, and Rice a 15.98.

Talicia Murphy and Deonzha Jackson competed in the long jump with Murphy placing third and Jackson fifth overall. Murphy jumped a mark of 17' 2" and Jackson 16' 8".

Autumn Walters finished seventh in the 200-meter dash in the time of 25.49 seconds. In the javelin, Tiffany Taylor placed seventh overall with a throw of 99' 3".

Day two of the Charleston Southern University Spring Break Invitational will take place on Saturday, March 17. Results from the event can be found by visiting www.cokercobras.com.