JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The senior campaign for University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawk Gayon Evans (Clarendon, Jamaica) continued Thursday at the first round of the NCAA preliminaries in Jacksonville, as she earned qualification to the semifinal round of the women?s 100 meter dash.
Evans placed 11th in the field of 48 people with a time of 11.66 seconds. Running in the fourth heat on Thursday, Gayon finished second in an eight person race.
Athletes who finished in the top half of the field advanced to the semifinals, which are Friday evening at approx. 6:15. Evans will also run in the 200 meter dash preliminaries a couple hours after her semifinal run.
Other Hawks who competed on Thursday include freshman Jared Kerr (Brampton, Ontario, Canada) finished 32nd in the long jump with a leap of 7.09 meters. Junior Dillon Simon (Pottersville, Roseau, Dominica) competed in the shot put with a toss of 17.28 meters for a 34th place finish. Senior Aaron Chatmon (Waldorf, Md.) finished 41st in the 400 meter dash with a time of 47.65 seconds, and freshman Orwell Maylor (St. Catherine?s, Jamaica) took 43rd in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 53.55 seconds.
In addition to Evans racing twice on Friday, senior Javon Spencer (Montego Bay, Jamaica) will also compete in the men?s 200 meter dash preliminaries. He qualified with a 42nd place ranking and will compete in Heat 5. Results can be followed on flashresults.com in real time.