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A&M's Facey wins 200

A&M's Facey wins 200

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Texas A&M's Simone Facey ran the fastest time in the world this year to win the 200-meter dash at the Miami Elite Invitational on Saturday in 22.77 seconds.

The previous best in the world this season was 22.95 by LSU's Kelly Ann Baptiste.

Former NCAA champ Lauryn Williams was second in 23.02.

The A&M women and men both had eight victories in the meet.

Richard Adu-Bobie won the 100 (10.33) and 200 (20.95 PR) after anchoring the 4x100 to a winning time of 39.49 over Florida A&M (40.84) and Miami (41.24). Quinton Young, Justin Oliver, Chris Dykes and Adu-Bobie ran on the sprint relay.

The A&M women's sprint relay of Tresha Henry, Porscha Lucas, Katie Baker and Facey was second in 43.87, matching the school record. They finished second to an all-star unit (43.44) anchored by Lauryn Williams.

A&M's Jennifer Williams had a career-best 13.27 in the 100 hurdles, finishing behind professionals Damu Cherry (12.89) and Andrea Bliss (13.19).

Other winners on the women's side were Clora Williams in the 400 (52.36), Kathryn Hearn in the 1,500 (4:45.42); Brenna Williamson in the steeple chase (11:12.14); Caroline Wolf in the high jump (5-10 3/4); Jennifer Davidson in the pole vault (11-11.75); Michelle Inocencio in the javelin (162-11); and Baker, Jennifer Williams, Ana Coutino and Sandy Wooten in the 4 x 400 (3:38.71).

Men's winners included Nick Robinson in the 400 hurdles (51.41); Chad Stoermer in the pole vault (16-0 3/4); Zuheir Sharifin the triple jump (51-3 1/2); Javier Olivas in the shot put (55-5); Josh Tiemann in the discus (168-9); Chad Brown in the javelin (209-7); and Bryant McCombs, A.C. Robinson, Nick Robinson and Morquise Cleveland in the 4x400 (3:09.29) as they held off A&M's Justin McQueen, Marcus Pitre, Jonathan Collins and James Jerry (3:11.57).


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