Camels total six top-three finishes, six PR's at Liberty Twilight Qualifier

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Fighting Camels notched six top-three finishes and six personal-best marks to highlight Campbell's performances Wednesday evening at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier. Campbell took home two gold medals as Shenelle McKay placed first overall in the women's triple jump, while CU's women's 4x100m relay team of Deonica Reid, Jullia Morris, Janai Scott and Isis Brooks also earned a first-place finish.

Campbell began the meet with the men's and women's 100m dash trials. Freshman Daequon Carr was the lone competitor on the men's side, finishing with a time of 11.05. Scott and Brooks posted times of 11.95 and 12.23, respectively, as they represented the Campbell women in the event.

Carr, Jacob Carter, Collin Cooper and Ka'Deem Wynn all competed for the Camels in the men's 200m. Carr had CU's fastest time of the day with a mark of 22.62, followed by Cooper who finished in 22.92. Wynn posted a time of 23.23 in his collegiate 200m debut, while Carter came in right behind him at 23.26.

CU earned silver and bronze in the women's 200m as Scott and Brooks finished second and third overall. Scott, a two-time Big South Women's Track Athlete of the Week, clocked in at 24.04. Brooks posted a personal-best time of 24.38, which currently ranks third in the conference this season.

Following a break in competition, Campbell finished first in the women's 4x100m. Reid, Morris, Scott and Brooks completed the relay in 46.84 as they defeated teams from Winthrop, Bridgewater (Va.) and Mary Baldwin.

Campbell freshmen Wynn and Cooper each posted PR's in the men's 400m. Wynn finished in 49.07, the fastest time for the Camels and the fourth-best mark in the conference this season. Cooper was just inches behind Wynn as he recorded a mark of 49.08 in the event. Carter also competed, finishing with a time of 52.27 that was just .07 seconds away from a PR.

The final running event of the meet for Campbell was the men's 400m hurdles. Chigozie Atavwigho finished fourth overall with a mark of 53.20, just .07 seconds from his PR. That mark was the fastest time for a collegiate athlete at the meet. Marcus Mize also competed in the event as he posted a time of 59.32.

CU's first field event of the day was the long jump, where Jullia Morris represented the Campbell women. She tied her PR with a jump of 5.58m to place third overall at the meet.

Campbell shined in the triple jump as Shenelle McKay and Noah Tyson competed for the Fighting Camels. McKay set a new PR of 11.81m to place first at the meet, and that mark currently ranks third in the Big South this season.

Tyson shattered his PR with a 14.85m triple jump performance, placing third overall in the event. That mark is the longest for Campbell this season and ranks third in the conference this year.

The final field event for Campbell was the men's high jump, where Chase Edwards placed sixth after clearing 1.89m.

Up next, the Camels will gear up for the 2017 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The conference meet is scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, May 10-12 in Charleston, S.C. at the Bagwell-Settle Stadium Track. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell track & field, follow @GoCamelsRun on Twitter.