Six top-five finishes highlight Day One of Seahawk Invite

Alize Graham (Joe Browning Photo)
Alize Graham (Joe Browning Photo)

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Fighting Camels notched six top-five finishes on day one of the Seahawk Invite Friday afternoon at the Harold Greene Track. Campbell swept first-place honors in the long jump as Alize Graham and Jullia Morris placed first overall.

The meet began with the men's long jump, where Graham's mark of 7.26m was his best since joining the Camels in the fall of 2016. Nate Tyson also placed in the top-five, finishing fourth with a personal-best mark of 6.90m. Chase Edwards made his long jumping debut with a mark of 5.79m.

Up next was the women's long jump. Morris jumped a distance of 5.58m in her collegiate outdoor debut to earn gold. Sabina Allen finished fourth in the event with a mark of 5.50m, while Shenelle McKay placed sixth after jumping 5.30m.

The next event was the 100m dash prelims, where Allen ran a 12.43 to place 5th and move on to tomorrow's final, scheduled to start at 2:50 p.m. Tyson made his collegiate 100m debut for the Campbell men, putting up a mark of 11.29.

Amina Alvarez Barkane placed third overall in the women's 800m with a personal-best time of 2:19.39. Heidi Tuszkiewicz also set an outdoor PR as she completed the race in 2:22.70. Michaela Louw posted a mark of 2:25.53 in her collegiate outdoor track debut.

The freshman trio of Ka'Deem Wynn, Casper Duell and Travis Gallimore represented CU in the men's 800m. Wynn placed seventh overall with a mark of 1:58.64, while Duell and Gallimore put up times of 1:59.25 and 2:01.32, respectively, in their college debuts.

The final event of the day was the 5K. Sophomore Ali Bowen placed seventh in 19:28.02 for the Campbell women, while freshman Jade Baldwin ran a 21:00.30 in her first outdoor collegiate race. On the men's side, Graeme Fisher completed the 5K in 15:31.17 to place seventh overall. Freshmen Hunter Gilbert and Billy Knabe also made their outdoor 5K debuts with marks of 15:41.32 and 16:22.30, respectively.

Day two of the meet begins Saturday at noon for the Camels. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.