JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Kerisha Goode and Yaa Agyepong-Wiafe scored in two events apiece, leading the VMI women's track and field team to a fifth-place finish at the SoCon Indoor Championships, which concluded Sunday in Johnson City, Tenn.
One day after breaking her own school record in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles, Agyepong-Wiafe had VMI's best finish Sunday, a second-place finish in the final. She crossed the line in 8.64 seconds for her best-ever finish at a conference championship, and was also able to finish seventh in the 60-meter dash (7.75). That was two spots behind Kerisha Goode, who set a school record for the second straight day - and third time this season - with a 7.64 clocking and fifth-place finish.
Goode also finished seventh in the 200, crossing the stripe in 25.07 seconds.
As a team, the Keydets' 47 points placed them 18 points ahead of sixth-place Wofford and well ahead of Chattanooga (9), UNCG (7) and The Citadel (6). Samford won the team championship with 208 points, while Western Carolina (151.5), ETSU (107.5) and Furman (97) rounded out the overall standings.
Other Keydets to score points Sunday included Julia Logan, who backed up Saturday's fifth-place in the heptathlon with a sixth in the open high jump. Logan was one of multiple athletes to clear 1.65 M (5'5"), and moved to within three-quarters of an inch of the school record that has not been matched since 2005.
Christina Hill was also strong Sunday, finishing fifth in the open 800 (2:18.14) and running a leg on the seventh-place 4X400-meter relay team. Hill teamed with Olivia Cotton, Brigitta Hendren and Julianne Knoblett for a 4:04.97 time in that event.
Finally, Logan Luckett was eighth in the 5K (18:30.88) and Elizabeth Johnson finished eighth in the weight throw (14.23 M/46'8 1/4").
"Our team performed very well this weekend," said VMI head coach Darrin Webb. "Our sprinters scored a large portion of our points, but we also got contributions in the distance and middle distance events, the throws and the hurdles. We had a well-rounded effort, and look forward to that continuing as we move forward."
VMI women's track and field returns to action March 3, when the ECAC Championships get underway in Boston, Mass.
Final women’s team results:
1. Samford – 208
2. Western Carolina – 151.5
3. ETSU – 107.5
4. Furman – 97
5. VMI – 47
6. Wofford – 29
7. Chattanooga – 9
8. UNCG – 7
9. The Citadel – 6
Women’s Most Outstanding Athlete
Katrina Seymour, ETSU, Sr.