Coker Women's Track and Field Strides into UNCW Seahawk Invitational

Coker Women's Track and Field Strides into UNCW Seahawk Invitational

HARTSVILLE, S.C.- The Coker College women's track and field team will take their talents to Wilmington, N.C. on Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, competing in the UNCW Seahawk Invitational. Events are primed to begin at 12:00 p.m. both days. 

In their last event, the Cobras saw esteemed success on the track surface and in the field, as Coker brought home four new program records at the South Atlantic Conference Indoor Championships. Behind those performances, the Navy and Gold secured a fourth place finish out of 11 total teams.

Breanna Sullivan, Autumn Walters, Lisa Foster and Chauntress Like challenged themselves in the women's distance medley relay and placed sixth overall in the time of 13:22.11. This time set a new program record for the event.

Talicia Murphy, Asante Rice and Deonzha Jackson all took on the women's long jump and finished with distances of 5.08m, 4.96m and 4.84m respectively. Murphy placed inside the top-10 in eighth, while Rice and Jackson finished 13th and 14th.

Next in the shot put, Tamara McMichael improved on her previous throws, securing a new top Coker record. McMichael, the senior, launched a distance of 10.15 meters to become the new record holder and placed 11th overall. Caterra Barkins and Tiffany Taylor also placed inside the top-20 in 14th and 18th overall. Barkins took over the third-best distance in the record book with a distance of 9.75 meters, and Taylor fifth all-time with a mark of 9.29 meters.

Coker secured 22 points in the 60-meter hurdles, where three Cobras finished inside the top-five, with a one-two finish from Kaylah Ruff and Deonzha Jackson. Ruff and Jackson moved to the top of the Coker record book for their efforts. Ruff ran a 9.00 and Jackson a 9.13 to sit atop the leaderboard. Asante Rice finished fifth in 9.33 seconds, placing her tied for sixth overall all-time.

Noelia Leake took charge in the 200-meter, setting a new program record with a time of 25.74 seconds, finishing fourth overall, securing five points. Autumn Walters also ran, placing 10th overall in 26.62 seconds.

Leake took third place overall in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.71, putting her second all-time in Coker history, behind her own record of 7.70.

In the 400-meter race, Jalecia Williamson picked up a point for Coker, placing eighth in the time of 1:01.95, good for fourth all-time as a Cobra. Angel Gale also raced and finished in 10th in the time of 1:02.35 to sit sixth all-time.

In the high jump, Charity Snelling brought home a tied-for-third place finish, with a distance of 1.57 meters, which tied for second all-time at Coker. Snelling's jump also awarded the Cobras 5.5 points on the day.

The UNCW Seahawk Invitational in Wilmington, N.C. will take place on Friday and Saturday March 9-10 with events on both days starting at 12:00 p.m. Results from the competition can be found by visiting