ELON, N.C. – The Birmingham-Southern men's and women's track and field teams headed to Elon University Saturday for the Phoenix Invitational. The Panthers had several top 10 finishes as well as an event winner.
C.J. LeCroy (Isabella, Ala./Isabella HS) won the javelin with a toss of 54.28m. The mark bested throwers from NAIA and all three divisions of the NCAA. Javon Jones (Mobile, Ala./Cottage Hill Christian Academy) went a season and personal best 6.74m in the long jump to place sixth. He also placed eighth in the triple jump.
Alvin Finch (Birmingham, Ala./Homewood HS) performed well in the 5K. He placed ninth in a time of 16:11.37. Jordan Jones (Powder Springs, Ga./Hiram HS), Reece Weaver (Fort Payne, Ala./Fort Payne HS), Shakir Campbell (Pensacola, Fla./Tate HS), and Amir Sims (Orlando, Fla./Union Grove HS) finished the 4x400m relay in a season best time of 3:29.53. The group placed eighth overall for their efforts.
On the women's side, Alexus Lindsey (Holly Pond, Ala./Fairview HS) placed eighth in the javelin throw. Monasia Taylor (Lawrenceville, Ga./Archer HS) earned ninth in the 100m dash. She crossed in a season and personal best 12:55. Jaida Bolden (Dacula, Ga./Archer HS), Kamryn Bendolph (Madison, Ala./Columbia HS), and Marjorie Head (Columbiana, Ala./Shelby County HS) placed 10th in their respective events.
Bendolph led off the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Along with Taylor, Lindsey, and Jannah Moede (Roswell, Ga./Centennial HS), they finished 5th in the 4x100 in a season best time of 50.17. Bendolph, Rebecca Bryant (Decatur, Ga./Marist School), J'Mya Burks (Huntsville, Ala./Lee-Huntsville HS), and Tinsley Moore (Madision, Ala./Madison Academy) crossed in a season best 4:30 in the 4x400 to place ninth.
The Panthers head to Rome, Ga. next for the Berry Field Day Invitational. Hosted by Southern Athletic Association rival Berry College, the Invite runs April 12-13.
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