Campbell jumpers set three Big South-leading marks Friday night

Shenelle McKay (David Duncan Photography)
Shenelle McKay (David Duncan Photography)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Campbell's top jumpers set three Big South-leading marks on the night to highlight day one of the Don Kirby Invitational. Campbell senior Lorne Jenkins jumped a season-best 7.29m in the men's long jump, while classmate Shenelle McKay jumped a 5.84m to also record the top mark in the conference. In addition, Davian Rhodes cleared 2.15m in the high jump to lead the Big South.

Jenkins began the meet running in the 60m dash qualifying round where he clocked a personal-best 6.94. That mark ranked 11th overall in the meet.

The following event was the long jump, which saw Jenkins and McKay post conference-high marks for Campbell. In addition, Sabina Allen competed for CU, posting a season-best mark of 5.73m to rank second in the conference behind McKay.

McKay and freshman Marta Segarra-Dionis represented the Camels in the women's high jump. Segarra-Dionis began the event at 1.55m and was able to clear that mark on her second try. Up next, she also jumped 1.60m on her second attempt, but could not clear the next height of 1.65m. McKay began the event at 1.65m, but was also unable to clear that mark.

Rhodes competed in the final event of the day for CU, the men's high jump. Beginning at 1.85m, he was able to clear each mark all the way up to 2.15m. That height was an indoor personal best for Rhodes, as well as the top high jump in the Big South this season.

The Don Kirby Invite concludes with day two on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Campbell will partake in two events as Jenkins and Allen will compete in the men's and women's triple jump, scheduled for an 11:00 a.m. start. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.