McMichael Sets Hammer Throw Record, Others Qualify for Day Two Finals

McMichael Sets Hammer Throw Record, Others Qualify for Day Two Finals

WILMINGTON, N.C.- The Coker College women's track and field team took on their first outdoor event of the season at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational on Friday, March 9. Tamara McMichael set a new program record in the women's hammer throw, while four other Cobras advance to Saturday's (March 10) finals. 

Tamara McMichael now owns the Coker record in the hammer throw, after tossing a distance of 111'.25" on Friday. The throw beat the previous record of 99' 10" set back in 2016 by Erin Chan.

In the women's 100-meter dash preliminary, Noelia Leake finished before anyone else, crossing the line in 12.18 seconds, followed by Autumn Walters in third in 12.44 seconds. Both times are good for third and fourth in program records and qualify them both for the finals on Saturday.

Kaylah Ruff and Asante Rice both competed in the women's 100-meter hurdles preliminary, finishing fourth and fifth overall, in times of 15.37 and 15.40 seconds respectively.

Da'Sha Jobes and Talicia Murphy took on the women's long jump, finishing fourth and fifth individually, with distances of 17' 1" and 16' 5".

McMichael and Tiffany Taylor put their efforts into the javelin throw, as McMichael placed second, throwing for a distance of 92' 5", good for third all-time at Coker. Taylor's throw landed a distance of 79' 4", putting her fourth in program history.

Day two of the UNCW Seahawk Invitational will take place on Saturday, March 10, with events beginning at 12:00 p.m. Results from the competition can be found by visiting