Clayton State sophomore Nia Elmore rewrote the record books for a second consecutive meet as she led Clayton State women’s track and field in the 2018 opener Sunday at the Emory CrossPlex Invitational.
The meet was held at the Birmingham Crossplex, site of previous NCAA Division II National Championships.
Already having broken a pair of records in the season opener in December, The Liberty County graduate surpassed her own mark in the 60-meters not once, but twice. Competing in the preliminaries she just eclipsed her record of 7.96 with a time of 7.95 to earn a spot in the finals. In the latter, she would out do herself once again, this time with a sterling time of 7.91 to place ninth in the finals and 9-of-58 overall.
She wasn’t done, either. Wrapping up her day in the 200-meters she did so in style as she repeated her twin performance from the BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker when she reset a more than decade- old mark in that event. This day she posted a time of 25.94, besting her time from that meet by 0.02, to earn the sixth program record of her young career.
“Nia had another strong showing in the 60-meter dash, breaking her school record twice in the process!” said head coach Mike Mead. “Overall as a team, we had a solid team effort considering the weather issues we’ve dealt with the past two weeks.”
Tigers down No. 4 Brunswick
Bradwell Institute’s excellent season just keeps on being excellent.
The Tigers (14-5) ran their Region 2-AAAAAA record to 5-0 on Friday with a win over visiting No. 4-ranked Brunswick.
Bradwell, ranked No. 7 in the latest Atlanta Journal-Constitution boys latest Class AAAAA poll, played at Effingham County on Tuesday night.
The Tigers are back home on Friday, playing host to Tattnall County in a nonregion game.
In girls action, Bradwell fell to Brunswick 44-42. The Lady Tigers (13-6, 3-2) led 36-26 heading into the final period. The Lady Pirates, who are 12-8 overall and 5-0 in the region, outscored BI 18-6 the rest of the way.
Bradwell’s girls also played at Effingham on Tuesday night and will take on Tattnall County on Friday at home.
Tipoff is 6:30 p.m. The boys game is set to follow at 8 p.m.
Liberty County fell 53-51 to host Richmond Hill in overtime Saturday in a nonregion basketball game.
Arieus Taylor led the Panthers with 15 points. DeAndre Cofield added nine points and Keannon Taylor had eight for Liberty, which dropped to 6-10 overall.
In the girls game, Richmond Hill won 54-26. Individual stats were not posted to MaxPreps.