Women’s track and field places sixth in OVC Indoor Championships

Story by Quinnen Taylor, Staff writer


The Murray State women’s track and field team earned 10 top seven finishes, placing sixth in the OVC Indoor Championships in Charleston, Illinois.

The Racers collected a total of 54.5 points throughout the meet and finished behind Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and meet champion Eastern Illinois, who accumulated 125 total points.

Norma Abdur-Rafia, freshman from Oak Park, Illinois, finished the 400-meter dash at 56.94 seconds, earning a third place finish, and took fourth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.62 seconds.

Sophomore Tamdra Lawrence, from Macon, Georgia, sprinted a time of 7.5 seconds in the 60-meter dash for second place. Lawrence also placed in third with a time of 24.42 seconds in the 200-meter dash.

Murray State placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles after sophomore Jabreana Brimlett from Poplar Bluff, Missouri clocked in at 8.61 seconds.

Freshman Yasmine Homa from Murray, Kentucky and senior Chleo LeGrand from Cape Girardeau, Missouri both earned fifth and seventh in the pole vault with 3.29 meters each.

The Racers earned fifth place with a 3:59.48 performance by the 400-meter relay team.

The pentathlon ended with a second place finish by Brimlett with 3,328 points and a fourth place performance by sophomore Aubrey Main from Huntingburg, Indiana with 3,070 points.

With the indoor season coming to a conclusion, the Racers will begin their first outdoor meet from March 24-25 at Oxford, Mississippi.