Cloudy, Owusu Claim A-10 Titles on Day One
AMHERST, Mass. - Saint Louis senior Brittney Cloudy captured the long jump title, while sophomore Naya Owusu won the high jump Saturday on the first day of the Atlantic 10 Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Massachusetts.
For Cloudy, it was the seventh A-10 title of her illustrious career. She continued where she left off from the indoor championships in February when she was named A-10 Indoor Field Performer of the Year after capturing A-10 crowns in the long jump and triple jump. On Saturday, Cloudy posted a school-record mark of 19-8. She goes for another title tomorrow when she competes in the triple jump.
Owusu also posted a school record, jumping a height of 5-8 in the high jump to finish first. It was the first conference title of her career.
Brian Holdmeyer claimed All-Conference honors in the 10,000 meters, finishing second overall with a school-record time of 30:19.77. Dahmar Smiles won his heat in the 110-meter hurdle prelims and will race in tomorrow's final. Smiles is the two-time defending champion in the event.
Kita Alvares qualified for the finals in the 100-meter hurdles (14.48 prelims) and 400-meter hurdles (1:01.11 prelims), both of which take place tomorrow. Allison Walter will race in tomorrow's 400-meter final after posting a school-record time of 55.94 in the prelims.
Sean Canavin posted a prelim time of 1:53.26 in the 800 meters to advance to tomorrow's final, while Jenna Romano advances on the women's side after registering a time of 2:12.07.