Camels notch seven top-five finishes to wrap up Seahawk Invite

Deonica Reid (Joe Browning Photo)
Deonica Reid (Joe Browning Photo)

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Fighting Camels ended day two of the UNCW Seahawk Invite with seven top-five finishes and seven outdoor PR's to wrap up their first meet of the outdoor season. Deonica Reid, Lilla Juhasz, Isis Brooks and Janai Scott earned gold in the women's 4x100m relay, while Roshae Jackson took first place in the women's mile to highlight Campbell's performances on the day.

The Camels began day two with the women's 4x100. Reid, Juhasz, Brooks and Scott posted a blazing time of 46.63, defeating Coastal Carolina's group by a narrow margin of .08 seconds. The Camels will have their eye on the school record for the rest of outdoor season, as they were short of that mark today by a mere 0.99 seconds.

The next event Campbell competed in was the women's mile, which saw Jackson take home gold with a time of 5:01.69 in her collegiate outdoor mile debut. Camel senior Kelsey Rea put up a personal best mark in the event with a time of 5:17.68 to place 11th out of 57.

The Campbell men began the day with CU's only field event on day two, the triple jump. Sophomore Noah Tyson jumped an outdoor personal-best mark of 14.10m to place third overall in the event.

Up next was the men's 400m, where freshman Collin Cooper made his collegiate outdoor debut with a 50.03 to place fourth. Sophomore Chigozie Atavwigho placed 10th out of 51 as he ran a 51.24, while senior Jacob Carter posted a PR in the event at 52.50.

After running a 12.43 in the 100m dash prelims, Campbell junior Sabina Allen represented CU in the 100m dash finals. The Spanish Town, Jamaica native clocked a 12.38 to place fourth overall.

The Campbell women notched three outdoor PR's in the 200m dash from Juhasz, Tatiana Wolfe and Racheal Brown. Juhasz led the Camels as she ran a 25.13 to place third. Wolfe posted a time of 25.25 to come in fourth, while Brown's time of 25.43 was good for sixth place at the meet. In addition, Campbell freshmen Jullia Morris and Jada Johnson placed 9th and 17th out of 76 in their college outdoor debuts.

On the men's side, the freshman duo of Cooper and Daequon Carr posted marks of 23.07 and 23.34 in their first college outdoor 200m. Tyson notched his second PR of the day with a time of 23.37 in Campbell's final event of the afternoon.

Up next, the Camels are scheduled to compete in the Carolina Relays in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.