GAINESVILLE, FLA. – The College of Charleston track & field team wrapped up day one of competition at the Florida Relays Thursday, and it was once again the sprints that made a statement for the Cougars.
Kennay Agnew took 50th overall in the 200m dash, perfectly matching her own record in the event set last week in Jacksonville t the UNF Spring Break Invitational. Deanna King was hot on her heels in her best 200m effort of her career, taking 52nd with a time of 25.03, shaving .23 seconds off her personal best.
“Our sprinters did very well today,” assistant coach Michael Tornifolio said. “It was better showing for Kennay than the last time she ran 24.90 because she was less wind-aided this time out. It’s nice to see consistency from this group week in, week out.”
In the only other event that the Cougars were a part of Thursday, senior Rachel Leder had a tough showing in the 400m hurdles, finishing 29th with a time of 1:07.59.
“Rachel’s fitness level is there, that’s certainly not an issue,” assistant coach Ben Yocum said. “She’s just got to get back to trusting her rhythm and believing in her own process, and she’ll be in good shape.”
The Cougars resume competition Friday for Day Two of the Florida Relays.