The St. John’s women’s track team made their East Coast outdoor debut this weekend at the Sam Howell Invite in Princeton, N.J. on Saturday.
Senior Danette Hinton led St. John’s as she had a career best mark of 56.33 meters in the women’s hammer throw. This mark was good enough for Hinton to place third in the event.
“I’m glad to finally see my hard work paying off this season, as opposed to last year when I struggled to find my way and get in a groove,” Hinton said. “The season is so much more fun when you’re doing well, both, individually, and as a team. I’m excited to see how far both can go!”
“We had a successful day at the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton,” head coach Jim Hurt said. “Danette Hinton set another personal best in the hammer throw to get things going for us which was good and we look forward to returning to Princeton next week for a quad meet with Monmouth.”
In the women’s 4×100-meter relay, St. John’s was able to finish thirdoverall in the event with a time of 47.10 seconds. Senior Amber Allan ran the first leg, followed by senior Corrine Williams, third was senior Maya Lewis and the fourth, and final leg, was finished by junior Latasha Collins.
St. John’s had a pair of top finishers in the women’s 400-meter hurdles as well. Senior Amber Allen placed fourth with a time of 1:02.29 and was joined by senior Shayna Presley, who placed fifth with a time of 1:02.77.
“We were able to move some of our sprinters down into lower event[STJ1] , with a couple delivering heat-winning efforts,” Hurt said. “Our younger student athletes in the middle distances and jumps gained some experience that will serve them well in the weeks ahead.”
In the women’s 100-meter dash, St. John’s was able to get a another pair of top ten finishes, one of which came from senior LaTasha Collins, who placed sixth with an overall time of 12.29 seconds. The other came from senior Corrine Williams, who placed in seventh with an overall time of 12.37 seconds.
Freshman Kenyetta Louis finished tenth overall in the women’s triple jump with a distance of 11.1 meters.