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Track opens at Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- APSU’s track team saw their first action since May at Vanderbilt. Many athletes returned for yet another season, while new faces appeared for the first time.

Pole vaulting continued to be a strength of the team. Savannah Amato, now in her senior year, finished third overall in the pole vault with a 3.95-meter finish. Fellow senior Dascha Hix finished with her best at 3.85 meters. Morgan Bradley finished fifth in the group with a vault of 3.55 meters.

Sophomore Sabrina Richman broke a record in the 300-meter dash with a 38.95 performance. This broke the meet and school record.

Tymeitha Tolbert finished in fourth place in the 60-meter dash with a 7.66 mark. Freshman Tiyanna Johnson finished 11th in the 60-meter dash with a mark of 7.79.

Kaitlyn Black and Kamille Dunbar finished fifth and eighth respectively in the 60m hurdle, with marks at 9.09 and 9.19.

Freshman Kori McDaniel earned 10th place in her first appearance as a Gov in the weight throw.

Denia Hill-Tate finished with a 1.63 mark in the high jump, good for sixth place.

The Govs ended the day with the 4x400m relay. Richman, Amelia Theising, Kyra Wilder and Allana Johnson finished seventh with a time of 3:58.13.

Up next for the Govs is the Saluki Fast Start on Dec. 8.

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