Track team showed up and set records at South Carolina Gamecock Invitational

In the mile run, freshman Merabu Nagwandala broke a school record time on Friday at the South Carolina Gamecock Invitational.

Amanda Arnold

The Georgia Southern track team had a record setting weekend at the South Carolina Gamecock Invitational.

Freshman Merabu Nagwandala, from Uganda, set a new school record for the 1500 meter race with a time of 4:33.90 and finished the meet in third place overall. Senior Lithonia, GA native, Sholonda Snell, set the school’s second fastest time in the same race with a 4:33.99.

Both athletes overtook the previous time, 4:36.59, set by Sherrill McFarlane in 2014.

Freshman Izylyn Zaini hurdler recorded the second highest 100 meter time in school history with a 13.84 time. She finished in 12th place overall.

Junior Ellunde Montgomery finished eighth in the 800 meter race, and Alexis Gant threw 133’2” in discus for a fifth place finish.

The GS 4×100 relay team consisting of senior Beyunka Foster, senior Desiree Blunt, and freshmen Camryn Mathis and Zaini finished in ninth place.

The track team will compete this weekend at the Georgia Tech Invitational. This will be the last meet before the Sun Belt Conference Championships.

Amanda Arnold, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, [email protected]