Clark Atlanta University’s women’s 4×100-meter relay team, comprised of Cynthia Smith, Quinette Herrington, Kendra Wiggins and Jerriyauna Jarboe, sprinted to first place at the Emory Invitational on March 23.

With a time of 49:95 in the finals, the Lady Panthers won the event by first recording the best heat time of 48:85 in the qualifying round. Brenau University came in second at 50:20.

Individually, fielder Ashley Cunningham, who medaled in her third consecutive meet, finished third in the hammer throw with a 38.41-meter mark, while Quenesha Jefferson placed second (11.13 meters) in the women’s triple jump.

For the CAU men’s team, Trevarus West finished fourth in the 110m hurdles and sixth in the 400-meter hurdles, while Andre Archer recorded a fifth-place finish in the same event.

Next, the Panthers and Lady Panthers will compete in the Rome Invitationals in Rome, Ga., March 29-30.

(Photo: Clark Atlanta freshman Cynthia Smith (right), who was a last-minute  replacement, hands off to teammate Kendra Wiggins during the 4×100-meter relay race at the Emory Invitational on March 23. The Lady Panthers recorded the best heat time of 48:85 to advance to the finals  before taking first place)

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