4×100 meter relay team brings home first from Samford Open

Robert Huitt

The Georgia Southern University track and field team sent its 4×100 meter relay team to Birmingham, Ala. Saturday and came away with a win at the Samford Open.

The team of sophomore Jasmin Walker, freshman Alyssa Felton and seniors Ebony Carter and Amber Vaughn bested the University of Tennessee and crossed the finish line in 45.44 seconds.

The Eagles were able to clip .02 seconds off the winning time that was set last weekend at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships and moved into the No. 2 spot in GSU history for the event.

“I was happy to see that we were consistent this week,” head coach Marlo Mincey said in a news release. “We are still planning to go to our next two meets and keep racing to see if we can move up because the rest of the country is going to continue to race also. A difference in one-tenth of a second can have a big effect on the rankings.”

The Eagles have their sights set on the opportunity to race in the NCAA Division I preliminary rounds in May.

This weekend the Eagles will continue their quest at the Florida State Seminole Twilight Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla.