Feb. 3, 2018
NEW YORK - Capping off a challenging weekend of competition, the St. John’s women’s track and field team put together another sparkling performance at the 111th NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday.
Competing from the New Balance Track and Field Armory, the world’s longest and most prestigious indoor track and field competition saw the Red Storm send student-athletes to compete in a pair of events.
The first event was the weight throw that saw Nyla Woods and Jennifer Odoemene compete for the Johnnies. Woods found the podium with an 18.10-meter throw to place third while Odoemene finished fifth with a 14.83 try. The senior ranks first in the Northeast Region among all weight throwers, and sits just outside the top-20 nationally.
“We were very excited to have Nyla take third and Jennifer fifth in the weight throw at the Armory,” said St. John’s head coach Jim Hurt. “We have a long tradition of scoring in the event and both ladies did a great job in extending that tradition.”
Just a day after winning the same event at the 2018 Metropolitan Indoor Championships, Maya Stephens, Torisha LaForce, Leah Anderson, and Jasmine Burkett put together another fine performance in the 4x400-meter relay. The group ran their second-fastest time of the season on Saturday, finishing second with a mark of 3:46.00.
“We had run our ladies the night before at the Metropolitan Championships so I was very pleased to see their time just off their seasonal best,” added Hurt.
St. John’s will return to action on Feb. 9 as the Johnnies compete in the Fast Track Invite at Ocean Breeze Park in Staten Island.
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