Lincoln’s Sedeekie Edie Wins National Championship in the Long Jump

BRADENTON, Fla. – on Thursday (May 25). LU’s men’s and women’s teams combined to qualify five finals entries on Thursday.

The only Blue Tiger competing in a final event was Diana Cauldwell, who tied for ninth in the women’s long jump with a distance of 6.17m. The other events in which LU athletes participated were preliminaries, with the other highlight of the evening being the men’s foursome of Roberto Smith, Jakiel David, Stephen Rose and Miguel Barton wining the prelims of the 4x100m relay in 3956.

Rose will also compete in the finals of the 100m dash after taking third in the preliminaries at 10.37. David and Smith also competed in that race with David finishing 13th (10.53) and Smith placing 15th (10.56).

Faedion Royes placed fourth in the 400m dash in 46.49, and Barton claimed sixth in 47.03. Both athletes qualified to compete in the finals of that event. The other athlete from the men’s team in action on Thursday was Darran Hunter, who placed 16th in the preliminaries of the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.15.

From the women’s team, Kissi-Ann Brown qualified for the finals of the 400m dash after turning in a time of 54.02. Also representing LU on Thursday evening were Kimberley Bailey, who took 12th in the prelims of the 100m in 11.70, and Shanice Clarke, who placed15th in the 400m hurdles at 1:01.36.

Lincoln will continue competing at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday (May 26).

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