Submitted by Steven Kramer, Director of Athletic Communications

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Kimani Alphonse won the 400m dash and helped the 4x400m Relay to a silver to lead the Coppin State women’s track & field team in its season opener at the HBCU Showcase on Saturday afternoon at the NYC Armory.

Alphonse clocked an indoor personal record of 56.60 to blow out the 400m dash and was joined by Salomay AgyeiClaudina Constantine and Kamillah Monroque in the 4x400m Relay that took  second in 3:51.15.  Coppin’s 4×400 ‘B’ Relay team of Cathryn LaneShenelle TomlinsonJahmei Wyatt and Kaelyn Woodrum took fourth in 4:05.99.

Coppin had three other performers finish in second place in their individual events.  Tomlinson took second in the 800m Run (2:23.97), Monroque in the Mile (5:30.29) and Woodrum in the long jump (17’ 1.5”).

Olivia Wright also medaled for the Eagles, taking third in the triple jump (35’ 5.75”).

Earning valuable points in other events were Agyei in the 400m (4th; 58.18), Wyatt (6th; 5:45.16) and Constantine (7th; 5:46.23) in the Mile, and both Erin Palmer (5th; 9.18) and Woodrum (6th; 9.21) in the 60m hurdles.

Lane led CSU in the 60m dash in 7.98 while Angel Davis doubled up in the 60m (8.46) and 200m dash (27.17).

Coppin returns to the track for the USC Indoor Open in South Carolina on January 22.

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