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Lady Govs win three events at Vanderbilt

APSU women's track and field team grabbed three event wins at the Vanderbilt Spring Classic, Saturday, March 19. The Lady Govs competed against 11 other schools, including Division I members Belmont, Illinois State and host Vanderbilt.
APSU women's track and field team grabbed three event wins at the Vanderbilt Spring Classic, Saturday, March 19. The Lady Govs competed against 11 other schools, including Division I members Belmont, Illinois State and host Vanderbilt.

Once again, the Lady Govs were strong in the field events as sophomore Ashley Genslak won the high jump with a jump of 5-2.25 (1.58 m), junior Sherlonda Johnson won both the long jump and the triple jump with leaps of 19-6.25 (5.95 m) and 38-5.00 (11.71 m), respectively. Austin Peay also had two second-place finishes and four third-place finishes in the unscored meet.

Johnson won the long jump on her final leap after former APSU athlete Lauren Maul— who now competes for former APSU head coach Elvis Forde at Illinois State—took the lead on her final jump, which preceded Johnson's final attempt. Johnson's measurement in the long jump would qualify her for the NCAA regional meet, but the events at Vanderbilt were not wind-measured, which is a requirement for NCAA qualification.

”I'm pretty excited about our efforts today,” said Lady Govs Head Coach Doug Molnar. “Despite the tough windy and cold conditions we had a strong effort. Sherlonda once again had a huge meet. She was leading the entire way in the long jump until the second to last jump when Lauren Maul passed her, but on her last jump she once again showed she is a just an unbelievable competitor.”
—Cody Bush