BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham-Southern track and field hosted the Hilltop Classic at Krulak Stadium on Saturday and saw a strong showing from both the men's and women's teams. The men finished second and the women third after combining for 22 top three finishes.
"This was a great meet to be able to host here at the end of our spring break," said Head Coach Kenneth Cox. "Our athletes were excited for the final home meet and we just continue to focus on getting better each week."
The men won four events. John Jacobs (Albany, Ga./Deerfield-Windsor HS) took first in the long jump and placed second in the triple jump. Mike Benning (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor School) won the 110m hurdles and finished third in the 400m hurdles in a personal record time of 57.84. In javelin, Luke Ballard (Hoover, Ala./Hoover HS) and C.J. LeCroy (Isabella, Ala./Isabella HS) went 1-2. Ballard won the event with a distance of 58.51m and LeCroy finished second with a personal record 57.42m.
Kameren Morgan (Bowie, Md./St. Alban's School for Boys) continues to dominate in the hammer throw. He took first place with a meet record distance of 59.64m. The Panthers 4x400m relay team set a season best time of 3:30.89 to finish second. And Jordan Jones (Powder Springs, Ga./Hiram HS), Shakir Campbell (Pensacola, Fla./Tate HS), and Garrett Talley (Collierville, Tenn./Collierville HS) each finished third in their respective events.
The women broke several personal records and set new season bests. Monasia Taylor (Lawrenceville, Ga./Archer HS) broke two personal records. She won the 100m in a time of 12.69 and finished second in the 200m at 26.78. Jaida Bolden (Dacula, Ga./Archer HS) won the triple jump with a personal record 9.91m. She went on to set another PR in the long jump, where she finished second.
Rebecca Bryant (Decatur, Ga./Marist School) finished second in the 400 and Lindsey was second in the 100m hurdles. Alicia Willis (Ackworth, Ga./North Paulding HS) broke a personal record in the triple jump to finish second behind Bolden at 9.73m. She also took third in the long jump. Jannah Moede (Roswell, Ga./Centennial HS) was third in the 100m after crossing in a personal record 13.12. And Manon Burris (Vestavia Hills, Ala./Vestavia Hills HS) was third in the javelin. The women's 4x100m relay team placed second in a season best 50.60.
BSC hits the road again. They travel to North Carolina next for the Phoenix Invite hosted by Elon University on Saturday, April 6.
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