BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men's and women's track and field teams opened their outdoor season at home in the 2019 Southern Invitational. BSC welcomed 16 schools from all three NCAA divisions and the NAIA, as well as, independent programs.
"It was great to get our 11th annual Southern Invitational meet on the way this weekend," said Head Coach Kenneth Cox. "We had a solid group of teams competing and our athletes looked good.
The women had a great outing. Jazmin Norris (Vestavia Hills, Ala./Vestavia Hills HS) set a new personal record in the shot put. Her distance of 11.05m put her in fourth place overall. Alexus Lindsey (Holly Pond, Ala./Fairview HS) and Marjorie Head (Columbiana, Ala./Shelby County HS) also placed fourth in their respective events. Lindsey cleared 2.90m in the pole vault, and Head crossed the finish line in 19:20.45 in the 5K.
On the men's side, Kameren Morgan (Bowie, Md./St. Alban's School for Boys) came back from competing in the indoor national championships and placed second in the hammer throw. His mark of 56.79m was nearly five meters further than the third place finisher.
The Panthers head down the road next for the Doc Anderson Invitational hosted by Troy University. The meet runs March 15-16 in Troy, Ala.
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