Graham sets collegiate long jump meet record at Duke Invitational

Alize Graham
Alize Graham

DURHAM, N.C. – The Fighting Camels notched eight PR's Friday at the Duke Invitational inside the Morris Williams Stadium Track and Field Stadium. Alize Graham had Campbell's best finish on the day, placing second overall in the men's long jump with a personal-best mark of 7.36m.

Graham was just one centimeter away from first place as Joshua McClam (unattached) recorded a 7.37m performance. Graham's jump is the top mark for a collegiate athlete in Duke Invitational history as the previous meet record was held by Randall Flimmons (unattached) with a performance of 7.32m.

Campbell freshman Jullia Morris represented Campbell in the first event of the day, the women's long jump. She posted a mark of 5.26m for her third-best performance this outdoor season.

Tatiana Wolfe competed in the 100m hurdles trials, placing seventh overall to qualify for the finals on Saturday. She finished in 14.08 for her fastest time this season. On the men's side, Marcus Mize competed in the 110m hurdles trials, putting up a time of 16.65 in the event.

Freshman Daequon Carr ran in the men's 100m dash trials, placing 12th overall with a mark of 10.69 that was just .03 seconds away from his PR. Sabina Allen and Isis Brooks competed on the women's side, posting times of 12.08 and 12.15, respectively.

Roshae Jackson returned from an injury to compete in the women's 800m, recording a mark of 2:10.39 to place seventh overall at the meet. That mark was just .4 seconds from her school record time that she set last season. Kelsey Rea finished in 2:16.39, while Brianna Meyrick tied her PR down to the hundredth of a second with a time of 2:18.43.

In the men's 800m, freshmen Graeme Fisher and Travis Gallimore represented CU. Fisher shaved nearly three seconds off his PR with a time of 1:53.65. Gallimore finished in less than two minutes for the first time in his career with a personal-best 1:59.25 in the event.

Next was the women's 400m, where Racheal Brown finished in 55.31 to place seventh overall. That mark was a PR for Brown and the fastest time for Campbell this season. Freshman Logan Shearon also notched a personal-best mark in the event with a time of 1:03.58.

On the men's side, freshmen Collin Cooper and Ka'Deem Wynn ran the 400m. Both notched PR's as Cooper finished in 49.38, while Wynn completed the race in 49.54.

Friday night featured the distance events, where four freshmen represented the Fighting Camels. Michaela Louw and Madeline Fitch competed in the women's 5K, posting marks of 18:38.98 and 18:52.12, respectively. Hunter Gilbert and Billy Knabe each made their collegiate 10K debuts, placing fourth and six with respective times of 33:21.72 and 34:28.25.

Day two of the Duke Invitational continues Saturday, April 22 with events beginning at 3:30 p.m. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.