Hampton Men Win Tri-Meet, Lady Pirates Finish Second

TDILFLUTONUAXBO.20150311150610HAMPTON, Va. – The Hampton University men’s track & field team won the Tri-Meet, which was held on Wednesday at the Boo Williams Sportsplex, besting Norfolk State and VCU. The women’s track & field team finished second.

The two teams combined to win 14 events.

The Pirates tallied 157 points, finishing 22 points better than second-place Norfolk State. VCU had 74 points.

The Lady Pirates wound up with 149 points, six shy of women’s team champion VCU. Norfolk State tallied 91 points.

Senior Trey Holloway, the reigning MEAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, won two events – taking the 60-meter hurdles with a season- and national-best time of 7.78, while also winning the 200-meter dash with a season-best 21.66.

Senior Jasper Savoy won the 60-meter dash with a season-best 6.71.

Sophomore Justin Beatty and junior Rayon Black each won an event; Beatty took the 300-meter dash after turning in a 35.85, and Black ran a season-best 48.89 in winning the 400-meter dash.

The Pirates’ 4×400-meter relay squad turned in a season-best 3:18.32 to take the gold.

Freshman Trey Clark posted the top mark in the men’s pole vault at 4.20 meters (13 feet, 9.25 inches).

Senior Ce’aira Brown, who earlier on Wednesday was named MEAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, won the 500-meter run with a season-best 1:13.96. She was also part of the 4×400-meter relay team that took gold with a 3:53.74.

Senior Tanisha Greene, who was also on that relay team, won the 300-meter dash after running a 39.65.

Senior Kristian Young won two events, taking the 60-meter dash with a 7.60 before running a 25.15 to take the 200-meter dash. Freshman Kylie McMillan ran a season-best 8.74 to win the 60-meter hurdles.

Reigning MEAC Women’s Field Athlete of the Week Siobhan Ford-Holland, a graduate student, won the long jump with a season-best mark of 5.62 meters (18 feet, 5.25 inches).

The Pirates and Lady Pirates will compete in the Captain’s Invitational at Christopher Newport on Jan. 22-23.