Panthers Place Well at Samford Challenge

Panthers Place Well at Samford Challenge

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – The Birmingham-Southern men's and women's track and field teams had a good showing at the Samford Alabama Track Challenge Friday.

Luke Ballard (Hoover, Ala./Hoover HS) beat out several NCAA Division I throwers to win the javelin throw at a distance of 62.05m.  C.J. LeCroy (Isabella, Ala./Isabella HS) placed third  in the event at 52.92m.  Kameren Morgan (Bowie, Md./St. Alban's School for Boys) earned second in the hammer throw with his toss of 55.96m.  And Jordan Jones (Powder Springs, Ga./Hiram HS) finished third in the triple jump with a personal record distance of 13.93m.

On the track, Garrett Talley (Collierville, Tenn./Collierville HS) and Amir Sims (Orlando, Fla./Union Grove HS) both finished fourth in their respective events.  Talley was just 0.56 seconds off of his personal record in the 800m.

Rebecca Bryant (Decatur, Ga./Marist School) broke a six year old program record in the triple jump.  She went a personal record 11.00m even to earn fifth overall and leap her way into the record books.  Kamryn Bendolph (Madison, Ala./Columbia HS) also set a personal record.  She finished the 400m dash in 59.50 seconds.


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