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Blue Raiders finish strong in first indoor meeting of season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Blue Raider men’s and women’s track and field teams finished their final day strong at the Commodore Challenge hosted by Vanderbilt. Middle Tennessee earned six first-place finishes over the weekend, including four on day two alone.

Events on the ground
From the jump, Omamuyovwi Erhire was in a league of its own in the men’s triple jump, claiming first place with a new personal best of 15.69m. As single, Abigail Kwarteng continued to dominate, taking first place in the women’s triple jump with a personal best 12.87mm after storming the women’s high jump.

The track events
Lyn’Nikka Vance continued his strong start from day one, setting a new personal best in the 60m preliminaries with a time of 7.48. In the women’s 60m final, Vance fell behind and finished fifth with a time of 7.55.

In the women’s 400m, Glory Nyenke was neck and neck with a runner from South Florida, but ended up taking the lead with a personal best 55.80 indoors.

The last runner of the day for the Blue Raiders was Eusila Chepkemei and as usual, she delivered. Chepkemei led the 3,000 meter race by a wide margin, finishing with a personal best 9:32.56. Chepkemei’s time was within four seconds of the Blue Raider’s indoor record.

The Blue Raiders will return to Nashville next weekend for the Vanderbilt Invitational on Friday January 21 and Saturday January 22.

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