» By TRENT SINGER – tsinger@my.apsu.edu

NASHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships took place this weekend, Feb. 24-25, in the Gentry Center at Tennessee State, where APSU’s women’s team placed seventh and Eastern Illinois swept for the fourth consecutive year.

Tanesha Campbell started the ceremonies off right by winning the shot put on Friday.

The senior from Northwest High School was named first-team All-OVC and was the only Lady Govs athlete to place in the first and second tier.
Several other Lady Govs athletes gave solid efforts to contribute to the team’s 62.5 points.

Sophomore Xiamar Richards broke a school record set in 2007 by running the 5,000 meter run in 17:53.05.

Despite the record-breaking run, Richards finished in third place among 5,000 meter runners.

Junior Chantelle Grey finished in third place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.44. Junior Cenitra Hudson also finished third in the triple jump with 11.92m.

Eastern Illinois finished in first place in both men’s and women’s track and field, earning 196 points for the men and 149.5 for the women.

The team will now prepare for the Coastal Carolina Invitational in Conway, South Carolina, March 9-10, before travelling to Nashville to compete against several schools in a meet hosted by Vanderbilt University, March 24-25. TAS