Cetera Bunche (Wilmington, Del.) started things off in the 800 Meter Run by finishing second overall with a time of 2:20.65. Just behind her in third place was teammate and freshman Krystal Medlin (Raleigh, N.C.) with a time of 2:20.91. Senior Eboni White (Chesapeake, Va.) took seventh overall for the event.
Bunche went on to finish first in the 1500 Meter Run (4:50.73), as Eboni White placed second (4:54.27) and Medlin came in fifth (4:55.19).
In hurdles action, senior and Indoor All-America performer Kellie Wells (Richmond, Va.) finished first in the preliminaries, but did not compete in the finals of the 100-Meter Hurdles. Instead, it was sophomore Yvette Lewis (Newport News, Va.) taking home top honors with a time of 13.94 seconds. Chandra Pulliam (Burlington, N.C.) placed fourth in the event with a mark of 14.31 seconds.
One of the most grueling events, both physically and mentally, for a student-athlete is the Heptathlon. Lewis competed and scored very high (2nd place) in the event with 4,241 points. Lela Nelson of Eastern Michigan took first place. HU sophomore Lavonne Idlette (Hampton, Va.) placed sixth overall with 3,974 points … and Dayna O'Connor (South Brunswick, N.J.) rounded out the three Lady Pirates competing in the event.
This was just the second outdoor event of the year so far for HU, as they will now get ready for their third next weekend in College Park, Maryland. The event will be hosted by the University of Maryland on April 2.