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Alexis Brown returns as the Bears first national champion in track and field.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Indoor Track and Field Competes at Commonwealth College Opener

In their first event of the 2023-24 campaign, the Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams dominated the short track at the Commonwealth College Opener.

Alexis Brown, who came off winning a national championship in the indoor 200-meter dash, registered a first-place time of 23.93 to win the event. In addition, the sophomore took first place in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.29.

While Brown provided a stellar day for the women’s team, Nurain Musa had a sparkling display in his first collegiate competition for the men. The freshman complied two first-place finishes with times of 6.73 and 21.61 in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes, respectively.

In addition to Musa’s first-place result in the 60-meter event, Trent Davis II finished third with a time of 6.84 and Sincere Moss finished sixth with a time of 6.98.

After winning third in the 200-meter dash behind Musa, Marcus Crumpler won his first event of the season in the 400-meter race with a 48.75 posting. Clarence McGill was not too far behind his fellow LR teammate after the sophomore recorded a second-place time of 50.46 in the event.

The busy day on the track continued for the Bears and especially for Holly Kone with two Top 10 finishes. The junior’s best finish was a sixth-place time of 59.51 in the 400-meter race while also finishing tenth in the 200-meter dash with a 25.76 time.

For in the hurdle events, Sharonda Priester finished fifth in women’s 60-meter race with a time of nine seconds while Nick Tibolla came in sixth in the men’s 60-meter race with an 8.39 finish.

LR – Top 10 Finishes
MEN
60-Meters
1) Nurain Musa – 6.73
3) Trent Davis II – 6.84
6) Sincere Moss – 6.98

60-Meter Hurdles
5) Sharonda Priester – 9.00

200-Meters
1) Nurain Musa – 21.61
3) Marcus Crumpler – 22.04

400-Meters
1) Marcus Crumpler – 48.75
2) Clarence McGill – 50.46

High Jump
7) Oliver Thatcher – 1.99m

High Jump Unseeded
8) Philip Stomne – 1.79m

Long Jump
9) Tylei Woolard – 6.72m

Triple Jump
10) Nick Henriques – 13.81m

WOMEN
60-Meters
1) Alexis Brown – 7.29

60-Meter Hurdles
5) Sharonda Priester – 9.00

200-Meters
1) Alexis Brown – 23.93
10) Holly Kone – 25.76

400-Meters
6) Holly Kone – 59.51
7) Sharonda Priester – 1:00.40
8) Jani Day – 1:01.16

High Jump Unseeded
2) Patricija Nemanyte – 1.65m
4) Miranda Marr – 1.55m
7) Sofia Ulanday – 1.45m