Tornados Earn 16 Top 10 Finishes in Atlantic Independent Championships

Tornados Earn 16 Top 10 Finishes in Atlantic Independent Championships

Complete Atlantic Independent Championship Results

BEREA, Ky. –
The Brevard track & field team earned 16 top 10 finishes in the Atlantic Independent Track & Field Championships that concluded on April 28th in Berea, Ky. Two Tornados, Rhyanna Haden (women's shot put) and Joseph Roberts (men's shot put), reached the podium with third place finishes.

Hayden saved her best heave in the event until last, eclipsing 10 meters on three occasions, including a 10.36 meter toss on her sixth and final attempt. She was 0.06 meters shy of Giahanni Fernandes (Piedmont) and 0.48 meters short of Chevy Blaire (Pfeiffer), who won the event with a mark of 10.84 meters. Hayden later added a ninth place finish in the women's discus after a heave of 19.19 meters.

Roberts, the top men's finisher for the Tornados, was third in the shot put with a toss of 12.02 meters. After eclipsing 11 meters in three consecutive tosses, Roberts put himself among the leaders with a heave of 12.02 meters on his final toss of the day. Jamal Garner (Gallaudet) took home top honors with a mark of 13.05 meters, while Killian McClain (Piedmont) was second with a heave of 12.16 meters.

Joining Roberts among top 10 finishers in the men's shot put was Gabriel Covington, who placed ninth with a heave of 10.14. Roberts and Covington also took part in the men's discus, placing seventh and 12th, respectively. Roberts' best mark in the discus was 33.49 meters, while Covington managed a toss of 27.03 meters.

Hassan Kiprono brought home a fourth place finish in the men's 5000 meter run, crossing the line in a time of 16:14.83. Teammate Michal Phillips also garnered fourth in the men's triple jump after a leap of 12.50 meters. Phillips was also responsible for a seventh place outing in the men's long jump after stretching for a distance of 5.89 meters.

Quentin Jackson, one of three Tornados taking part in the men's 100 meter dash, crossed the in fifth in a time of 22.97. He was followed shortly thereafter by Adam Spencer (11.61—12th) and Orrlando Johnson (11.78—14th). Jackson was one of three Tornado men's competitors with multiple top 10 finishes along with Roberts and Phillips, as he placed ninth in the 100 meter dash in a time of 11.46.

Mackenzie Lautenschlager joined Haden as the only Brevard woman to earn multiple top 10 finishes at the event, placing sixth in the 100 meter hurdles and ninth in the 400 meter hurdles. Lautenschlager crossed the line of the 100 meter event in a time of 19.64, while posting a time of 1:24.18 in the 400 meter event.

Shakirah Thompson posted a seventh place finish in the women's 400 meter dash in a time of 1:04.38. Thompson also took part in the 200 meter event, crossing the line 14th in 28.46.

Brevard was represented in both the men's 4x100 and 4x400 meter relay events, placing fifth and seventh, respectively. The 4x100 meter team, comprised of Ke'Vel Kingsberry, Martigus Henley, Adam Spencer and Jackson placed fifth in the event in a time of 45.45. Meanwhile, the 4x400 meter unit of Leejhai Wells, Johnson, Henley and Spencer garnered a seventh place finish with a time of 3:40.84.

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Place Individual Gender Event Statistic
3 Rhyanna Haden W Shot Put 10.36 m
3 Joseph Roberts M Shot Put 12.02 m
4 Hassan Kiprono M 5000 meter run 16:14.83
4 Michal Phillips M Triple Jump 12.50 m
5 Quentin Jackson M 200 meter dash 22.97
6 Mackenzie Lautenschlager W 100 meter hurdles 19.64
7 Shakirah Thompson W 400 meter dash 1:04.38
7 Michal Phillips M Long Jump 5.89 m
7 Joseph Roberts M Discus 33.49 m
9 Mackenzie Lautenschlager W 400 meter hurdles 1:24.18
9 Rhyanna Haden W Discus 19.19 m
9 Quentin Jackson M 100 meter dash 11.46
9 Michael Anton M 1500 meter run 4:26.12
9 Gabriel Covington M Shot Put 10.14 m
11 Leejhai Wells M 200 meter dash 23.55
12 Adam Spencer M 100 meter dash 11.61
12 Gabriel Covington M Discus 27.03 m
13 Ke'Vel Kingsberry M 400 meter dash 55.56
14 Shakirah Thompson W 200 meter dash 28.46
14 Orrlando Johnson M 100 meter dash 11.78
15 Hannah Spear W 1500 meter run 6:01.84
16 Martigus Henley M 200 meter dash 23.95
18 Michael Anton M 800 meter run 1:59.92
19 George Dowis M 1500 meter run 4:48.56
20 Ke'Vel Kingsberry M 200 meter dash 24.54
21 Molly Brown W 1500 meter run 6:37.20
21 Orrlando Johnson M 200 meter dash 24.79
22 Michael Terry M 1500 meter run 5:56.77
24 Joseph Roberts M 200 meter dash 25.98
5 Ke'Vel Kingsberry M 4x100 meter relay 45.45
  Martigus Henley M 4x100 meter relay  
  Adam Spencer M 4x100 meter relay  
  Quentin Jackson M 4x100 meter relay  
7 Leejhai Wells M 4x400 meter relay 3:40.84
  Orrlando Johnson M 4x400 meter relay  
  Martigus Henley M 4x400 meter relay  
  Adam Spencer M 4x400 meter relay