The Howard University track and field team made a great impression among its fellow Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) foes by taking first place in five different events at the 12th Annual Don Webster Invitational Track and Field Meet on April 14 hosted by Coppin State University in Baltimore, Md.
Senior Jami Hardy flew by competition to take first place in the women’s 800-meter hurdle race, finishing at 1:02.46. Teammate junior Zahr Thomas ran a personal best 56.40 seconds in the women’s 400 meters race to finish in first place.
Meanwhile, the Howard men’s team also had first-place finishes with freshman Giovanni Mowatt winning both the 800 meters race (1:53.54) and the 1500 meters race (3:55). Sophomore Wallace Spencer also won first place with a time of 14.40 in the 110 high hurdles.
Other notable finishes by Howard include freshman James Carey who took third place in the 1500 meters at 4:05.24. Sophomore Doriean Broady didn’t place, but did run 1:04.4 in the 400 meter intermediate hurdles; juniors Jasmine Selby and Symone Glover also impressed with finishes of 25.81 and 25.85, respectively in the 200 meters.
Howard returns to MEAC action on April 20 with another trip to Baltimore, this time competing in the Morgan State University Invitational. The MEAC Championships are scheduled for May 3.