Tech closes Meyo Invitational with two more top OVC marks

Tech closes Meyo Invitational with two more top OVC marks

By Layne Weitzel, TTU Sports Information

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Tennessee Tech track & field wrapped up this weekend's appearance at the two-day Meyo Invitational with another pair of conference-leading times to add to its resume.

Na'Asha Robinson's time of 53.53 in the 400m dash gave her a third-place finish in the event and ranks first in the Ohio Valley Conference. It also stands at 19th in the nation. Teammate D'Airrien Jackson followed close behind on Saturday in fifth with a time of 54.13.

Although she already led the OVC in the event, Micayla Rennick improved her time in the 800m run to 2:10.67, finishing 12th.

Rennick and Robinson were also part of Friday's distance medley relay squad, teaming up with Purity Sanga and D'Airrien Jackson for a time of 11:39.32. The foursome placed fourth in the event and now are tops in the conference in the DMR. The time also ranks 29th-fastest in the country.

The Golden Eagles boast conference-leading marks in eight of the 17 offered women's indoor track & field events.

Tech also had three sprinters race in event semifinals on Saturday – Sharnique Leonce in the 60m hurdles semifinal and Lisa Wickham and Ceirra Tate in the 60m dash semifinal. Leonce placed 15th in the hurdles semi at 8.82, and Wickham finished ninth at 7.67 and Tate 14th at 7.726 in the 60m dash semi.

60m hurdles (semifinals)
Sharnique Leonce – 8.82; 15th
60m dash (semifinals)
Lisa Wickham – 7.67; 9th
Ceirra Tate – 7.726; 14th
3000m run
Purity Sanga – 10:03.56; 30th overall (6th in conference)
400m dash
Na'Asha Robinson – 53.53; 3rd (1st in conference/19th in nation)
D'Airrien Jackson – 54.13; 5th
Teauna Anderson – 1:02.76; 55th
800m run
Micayla Rennick – 2:10.67; 12th (1st in conference)
Madison Stremler – 2:19.68; 46th
Anna Cooper – 2:23.15; 49th (14th in conference)
60m hurdles (prelims)
Sharnique Leonce – 8.948; 23rd overall; qualified for semifinal
Khemani Roberts – 9.094; 29th overall
Eshe Robinson – 9.69; 32nd overall
60m dash (prelims)
Lisa Wickham – 7.58; 4th overall, qualified for semifinal
Ceirra Tate – 7.696; 16th overall; qualified for semifinal
Sharnique Leonce – 7.766; 26th overall (10th in conference)
Na'Scottisha Drummond – 8.11; 42nd overall
Eshe Robinson – 8.65; 47th overall
high jump
Sharnique Leonce – 1.69m; 4th overall (tied for 4th in conference)
Khemani Roberts – 1.69m; 5th overall
Tennessee Tech (Purity Sanga, Na'Asha Robinson, D'Airrien Jackson, Micayla Rennick) – 11:39.32; 4th overall (1st in conference/29th in nation)
200m dash
Lisa Wickham – 25.01; 14th overall (tied for 6th in conference)
Ceirra Tate – 25.02; 15th overall (8th in conference)
Teauna Anderson – 26.42; 50th overall
600m run
Courtney McCowan – 1:53.18; 26th overall
Tech will compete in its final meet before the OVC Indoor Championships, the Arkansas-hosted Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The two-day meet will kick off Friday, Feb. 9.
Photo by Thomas Corhern, TTU Sports Information