Eight first-place finishes for BSC at Heart of Dixie Brawl

Karmin Shute (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)
Karmin Shute (photo by Jimmy Mitchell)

MONTEVALLO, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern track and field teams turned in several impressive performances on Friday at the Heart of Dixie Brawl, hosted by the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala.

The Panthers recorded eight first-place finishes in the meet; BSC competed against the host Falcons as well as UAH, West Alabama, and Stillman.

"Our teams had another strong showing today," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "We are excited about having a chance to compete against a strong field as we continue to push towards conference championships."

For the women, sophomore Karmin Shute won the 100-meter dash (12.57) and 200-meter dash (25.43), while junior Emma Moore won the 400-meter hurdles (1:11.99). Junior Harper DeWine finished first in the triple jump (10.05m) and second in the pole vault (3.45m), and sophomore Earen Robinson won the hammer throw (42.81m) and was second in the shot put (11.61m). Junior Emory Builta also placed second in the hammer throw (38.44m).

On the men's side, sophomore Jamal Watkins won both the 100-meter dash (10.63) and 200-meter dash (21.83), and junior Timothy McOmber won the 1,500-meter run (4:07.25). Freshman Andrew Triplett placed second in both the 110-meter hurdles (16.31) and the 400-meter hurdles ( 58.68), junior Michael Snow finished second in the shot put (14.00m), and junior Jay Williams won the discus (40.17m).

The Panthers are back in action again next Friday, April 15, at the Mountain Laurel Invitational, hosted by Sewanee in Sewanee, Tenn.