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Lady Tigers capture first MSC track title

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Chiles earns top honors

By CU Press Release

 

Campbellsville University’s women used strong performances in every phase of the Mid-South Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships to win its first-ever title Saturday by 53 points over host Cumberlands.
Keisha Chiles won four individual events and was named both the Freshman and Athlete of the Year by the MSC. Alexis Crawford set a conference standard in the shot put and coach, Hilary Lakes, was named MSC Women’s Coach of the Year.
Chiles won each the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, triple jump and long jump, while contributing to second place relay finishes in the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter races.
CU was tied with the Lady Patriots after the dust cleared on Day 1, 45-45, but ran away after sweeping the top three places in the triple jump for 24 points, and taking first, fourth and eighth in the high jump.
CU’s men finished fifth as Jourdan Redmond won the 400-meter hurdles to pick up 10 of the Tigers’ 80 points.
Christina Harris won the grueling heptathlon, compiling 3,570 performance points. Myra Rose was also the first-place winner for the Lady Tigers, winning the women’s high jump.
Eight women and six men were recognized for achieving at least a 3.25 GPA and having reached at least a sophomore status academically. Women: Megan Charity, Kelsey Feltner, Jennifer Hatley, Natasha Janes, Sara Johnson, Casey Peach, Mallory Vest and Emily Wesley. Men: Garrett Baker, Wade Harris, Aaron Johnson, Timmy Perdue, Brett Pierce and Andrew Simmons.