Women's Track and Field Sets New School Records at MC Season Opener

Women's Track and Field Sets New School Records at MC Season Opener

CLINTON, Miss. – The Owls women's track team set new school records Saturday at the 2020 Mississippi College Season Opener at the James E. Parkman Track in Clinton, Miss.

First up on Saturday, senior runner Chelsey Walker broke her personal record and the school record in the 100m dash to place 32nd in a field of 35 with a time of 14.49. Walker also made the Owls first appearance in the women's 200 m to finish 36th in a field of 48 with a time of 31.16.

In the field events, Jalyn Coleman broke school records in the shot put and javelin throws. Coleman finished 17th in the women's shot put with a mark of 30'9.25" (9.38m) and 13th in the women's discus with a mark of 87'2" (26.56m).

The W's sole male participant Jonathan Mathis competed for the Owls in the 1500 meter, 5000 meter, and javelin throw. Mathis beat his personal record and the school record to place 16th with a distance of 23.50m.

The W men's and women's track and field team will be back in action on Friday, March 20 – Saturday, March 21 when they travel to Birmingham, AL to compete at the  Spring Time Invite at the UAB Track and Field Complex located on the campus of the University of Alabama - Birmingham. 

Women's Results
100 Meter Finals
32           Chelsey Walker                 14.49

200 Meter Finals
36           Chelsey Walker                 31.16

Long Jump Finals
13           Chelsey Walker                 13'1.5" (4.00m)

Shot Put Finals
17           Jalyn Coleman                 30'9.25" (9.38m)
21           Christianna Harris            30'0" (9.14m)

Discus Finals
13           Jalyn Coleman                 87'2" (26.56m)

Javelin
10           Jalyn Coleman                68'3 (20.80m)
14          Christianna Harris            57'4" (17.49m)

Men's Results
1500 Meter Finals
41           Jonathan Mathis               5:20.06

5000 Meter Finals
21           Jonathan Mathis               19:25.21

Javelin Finals
16           Jonathan Mathis               77'1" (23.50m)