JACKSON- The Jackson State University women’s track and field team showed what they are made of at the Birmingham Southern College Panther Invite on Friday, Dec. 6 in Birmingham, Ala.
Several Lady Tigers placed well in the competition and a few made lifetime personal records.
One of the best standout performances was that of freshman Queen Briggs. Briggs placed second in the shot put with 13.0 m and has started the year off with lifetime personal records.
“She still has a lot in her,” said head coach Pristina Jones. “Her goal is to win the shot at the indoor SWAC meet and she is definitely setting the tone for that.”
Freshman Quatasia “Ta” Fantroy was able to compete in her first collegiate track meet and in her first appearance she was able to make an impact in both the 200 and the 4x400 relay. She dropped a 25.60 in the 200 and was able to run the second leg in the 4x400 relay in which the team finished in 3.52.
Freshman Aniecia “Niecy” Brewster had another great performance by placing eight in the 400 with a 59.09. Brewster also ran as ancher in the 4x400 relay.
Senior Briana Brown hurdling down the right path and was able to drop times in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.13 and placing fourth in the preliminaries and fifth in the finals.
For the second meet in a row, senior Hannah Porter threw a lifetime personal record with 45’8” (13.82m) in the weight throw which landed her the seventh place spot.
The next few weeks will be open for the Lady Tigers who will see action again on Friday, Jan 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11 in the University of Alabama in Birmingham Indoor Invitational at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.