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Demons track, field place in top 10 at Missouri Southern
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The Northwestern State men’s and women’s track and field teams completed day two of the Missouri Southern Lion Open on Saturday with a total of three first place and 11 top three finishes.

Senior thrower Janae Allen placed first and broke her personal record for the third consecutive week with a mark of 47-10.00, more than half a foot further than her previous best of 47-03.75. The new mark puts Allen at No. 5 on the Lady Demon top five shot put performers list.

Quiana Griffin grabbed a first place finish in the 400m dash with a time of 57.85 and Wayne Douglas took first in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 49-08.50.

The Lady Demons had six other top-three performers throughout the day. Keona Jackson placed second in the shot put with a personal-best mark of 47-03.50 while Jerrica Tillery (37-11.25) and Sarah Jones (37-04.50) took second and third in the triple jump, respectively.

Jones also placed third in the high jump at a height of 5-01.75.

Constance Seibles (400m, 59.09) and Karensa Ellis (800m, 2:17.18) registered second place finishes as well.

On the men’s side Emmanuel Williams placed third in the triple jump, recording a distance of 47-07.00, and Keenan Jackson took second in the 400m with a time of 50.93.

Freshman Lionel Ellison recorded his best performance yet, placing fourth in the high jump with a mark of 6-06.75 while fellow Demons Alex Washington (6-02.75) and Quinton Helaire (6-02.75) grabbed the fifth and sixth spots, respectively.

The men’s 4x400 relay team of Dezrick Williams, Lawrence Jackson, Austin McCauslin and Keenan Jackson also saw improvement, running their season-best time of 3:25.24 and finishing fourth.

“We had a fairly good day all around today,” said Lady Demon head coach Mike Heimerman. “Keshira and Angelica did well and were able to qualify for the finals in the 60 and we had good times in the 200 with Angelica, Constance and Quiana (Griffin).

Both NSU squads will continue competition next weekend as they head to Fayetteville, Ark. for the Tyson Invitational.

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