GAINESVILLE, FLA. - The College of Charleston wrapped up their showing at the Florida Relays on Saturday stringing together three relay races on the final day of competition.
The 4x100m relay squad of Timesha Moody, Deanna King, Brianna Lewis and Kennay Agnew came within 2/100ths of a second of breaking their own CofC school record with a time of 47.64, taking 47th. It ties their effort at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational two weeks ago for second-fastest in school history.
The other two relay races the Cougars competed in were of a more exotic variety. The day began with the 4x100m shuttle hurdle, an event which effectively melds the 100m hurdles into a relay race. The squad of Rachel Leder, Alexia Neal, Jenny Martin and Julia Petruch finished 11th overall with a time of 59.68 seconds.
After that, the College entered into the sprint medley relay, which is a 1600m relay with a twist. Rather than the traditional 4x400m format, the SMR instead divides into two legs of 200m, a third leg of 400m, and a final leg of 800m. CofC entered Brianna Lewis, Jordan Gravelle, Timesha Moody and Marissa Small-Towns into the event respectively, and finished the day with a time of 4:03.73 to finish 13th overall.
"As dead tired as our sprinters were after a long weekend, they still almost managed to PR in the 4x100m, which was great," head coach Amy Seago said. "I was happy with how we ran in the shuttle hurdles, Rachel and Jenny particularly, and we felt good about the sprint medley too. The girls went out there, performed, and made it a competitive race."
The Cougars return to the Lowcountry with their next competition coming up in six days. On Friday, Apr. 8, CofC will make the first of two trips to Boone, N.C. this season to compete in the App State Outdoor Open.