BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- The Fighting Camels are back in action as CU competes in the Duke Invitational this weekend. The meet is set for Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 with events running all day at Morris Williams Stadium in Durham, N.C. A live broadcast of the meet will be provided via ACC Network Extra, available online or through the WatchESPN app at the 'Video' links above.
The first event of the meet for Campbell will be the women's long jump, with flights beginning Friday at noon. Freshman Jullia Morris is the lone competitor for CU in the event, and she will look to improve on her season-best mark of 5.58m that she set at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational.
On the men's side, CU will have three competing in the long jump as Alize Graham, Lorne Jenkins and Chase Edwards are all entered. Graham has Campbell's best mark this season with a 7.26m performance that he posted at the UNCW meet.
The first running event of the meet will be the men's 110m hurdles trials, where Marcus Mize is set to compete. The Campbell junior most recently set a PR at Campbell's home meet with a mark of 16.41. On the women's side, Tatiana Wolfe is entered in the women's 100m hurdles trials and will aim to improve on her season-best time of 14.53.
Up next will be the 100m dash trials, where six Camels are entered. Daequon Carr, Jacob Carter and Jenkins will run for the Campbell men, while Sabina Allen, Isis Brooks and Morris will represent the Campbell women. Carr has the second-fastest time in the Big South this season with a mark of 10.66 that he set at the Campbell Open. Brooks is coming off a personal-best performance at the Gamecock Invitational with a time of 12.14.
Campbell has five athletes entered in the 800m events. Campbell record holder Roshae Jackson will make her season debut in the event, while Kelsey Rea and Brianna Meyrick will also compete for CU. Freshmen Graeme Fisher and Travis Gallimore are entered on the men's side.
CU will also have five competing in the women's and men's 400m as Racheal Brown, Logan Shearon, Wolfe, Collin Cooper and Ka'Deem Wynn are set to compete. Brown has Campbell's fastest time this season with a mark of 56.52 that she notched at the UNF Spring Break Invitational. Wynn Cooper each posted sub-50 times last week at the Gamecock Invitational with marks of 49.62 and 49.74, respectively.
Friday night will feature the distance events. Michaela Louw, Madeline Fitch and Heidi Tuszkiewicz are all entered in the women's 5K, while freshmen Hunter Gilbert and Billy Knabe will make their collegiate 10K debuts. Louw most recently broke the Irwin Belk Track facility record in the women's 5K with a time of 17:57.46 at the 2017 Campbell Open.
Campbell's first event on Saturday will be the women's high jump, where Shenelle McKay is set to compete at approximately 3:30 p.m. McKay is coming off a facility-record breaking performance of 1.72m at CU's home meet, and that mark currently ranks t-35 on the NCAA East Regional qualifying list.
The men's triple jump is also set for a 3:30 start. Alize Graham is entered for the Camels and will look to improve on his 13.05m performance at the HPU VertKlasse Meeting.
Campbell will have two competing in the men's 400m hurdles as Chigozie Atavwigho and Mize are entered. Atavwigho is coming off a personal-best performance of 53.16 that he posted at the Gamecock Invitational. Mize will look to build off a mark of 58.18 time that he set at the HPU VertKlasse Meeting.
The final field events of the day will be the women's triple jump and the men's high jump, set for respective starts of 5:30 and 6:00. McKay is entered in the triple jump while Davian Rhodes and Edwards will represent the Campbell men in the high jump.
Reigning Big South Women's Track Athlete of the Week Janai Scott is set to compete in the women's 200m, an event where she holds the fastest time in the conference at 23.95. Brooks and Brown are also entered for the Campbell women. On the men's side, Carr, Carter and Cooper are all running the 200m. Carr has Campbell's fastest time this season with a time of 21.92 that he set at the Campbell Open.
Amina Alvarez-Barkane and Kaelyn Yoder are entered in the women's 1500m. Alvarez-Barkane has CU's fastest time in the event this season with a mark of 4:43.85 that she record at Campbell's home meet.
On the men's side, the Kenyan trio of Amon Kemboi, Kelvin Kirui and Amon Terer will represent CU in the 1500m. Kirui has Campbell's fastest time this season with a time of 3:49.03, while Terer and Kemboi will be making their season debuts in the event.
The meet will end for Campbell with the women's 4x400m relay. Brown, Morris, Scott and Wolfe will look to beat Campbell's their season-best mark of 3:47.38 in Campbell's final event of the meet.
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