Three Camels post multiple PR's at Gamecock Invitational

Janai Scott
Janai Scott

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Fighting Camels posted eight personal-best marks Saturday afternoon at the Gamecock Invitational, with three athletes recording multiple personal records. Janai Scott and Isis Brooks each posted PR's in the women's 100m and 200m dashes, while Chigozie Atavwigho put up personal-best times in the 400m and 400m hurdles to highlight Campbell's performances at the Cregger Track Stadium.

Campbell's first running event of the day was the men's 400m, which saw three Camels finish in under 50 seconds. Atavwigho ran Campbell's fastest time this season with a personal-best mark of 49.23. Freshman Collin Cooper ran a 49.62 to post a sub-50 mark for the second-straight week. Cooper's classmate Ka'Deem Wynn put up a time of 49.74 to beat his PR by nearly two seconds.

Campbell senior Lilla Juhasz represented the Camels in the women's 100m hurdles. She put up a season-best mark of 13.56 to place seventh overall in the event, and her time currently ranks 30th on the 2017 NCAA East Regional qualifying list.

Scott and Brooks' first PR's of the day came in the women's 100m dash. Scott, the reigning Big South Women's Track Athlete of the Week, put up a time of 11.89 to break her personal record for the second-straight week. Brooks finished the race in 12.14, beating her previous best mark by 0.1 seconds. Juhasz also competed in the event, putting up her second-quickest time this season at 11.99.

On the men's side, Alize Graham represented Campbell in the 100m dash. He recorded a personal-best mark of 10.90 in the event, becoming the second Camel this season to go sub-11 (Daequon Carr, 10.66).

Following the 100m dash was the 400m hurdles, which saw Atavwigho notch his second PR of the day. He finished ninth overall in the event with a time of 53.16, a mark that ranks inside the top-50 on the NCAA East Regional qualifying list.

Campbell's final running events of the day were the women's and men's 200m dash. Scott's time of 23.95 in the event set her second PR of the day and was the fastest time for CU this season. Brooks also put up her second PR in the 200m with a mark of 24.72. On the men's side, Cooper posted a time of 22.74 that was just .02 seconds away from his personal-best.

In the field events, Shenelle McKay and Sabina Allen represented the Camels in the women's long jump. McKay placed third in the event with a mark of 5.67m, while Allen posted a jump of 5.63m to place fifth overall. Campbell senior Davian Rhodes was CU's lone competitor in the high jump as he cleared a season-best 2.03m in the event.

Graham posted his third-best performance in the men's long jump this season with a mark of 6.72m. Campbell senior Lorne Jenkins represented CU in the men's triple jump, posting a 13.60m performance to round out the field events for the Fighting Camels.

Up next, the Camels are scheduled to split up next week for the UVA Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. and the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C., both set for Friday and Saturday, April 21-22. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.