Successful weekend south of the border

A small contingent of athletes culminated their US spring tour on Friday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. Leading the way was Devyani Biswal finished second in the 100m hurdles in a time of 13.85 seconds – missing out on gold by 0.01 seconds.Biswal also posted a sixth place finish in the 200m with 25.65.

Gabriel Tesfaye also made the podium in Raleigh, finishing third in the 400m  hurdles with a time of 54.08 seconds.

At the Northeast Conference Championships in New Britain, Connecticut, Jeremie Venne picked up two bronze medals. The St. Francis University freshman ran a tactical 3 minutes 55.48 seconds in the 1500m to finish third and then helped his 4x800m to a medal as well.

In Colorado, Lauren Gale continued her domination of the high school track scene – claiming triple sprint gold at her conference championships. With wins of 12.15, 24.76 and 55.24 seconds, Gales treble led her Discovery Canyon team to a second place finish. She is currently ranked first in both the 200m and 400m in Colorado. She is also ranked second in the 100m.

In California, at the Oxy Invite, Karelle Edwards ran to a 4th place finish in the 100m hurdles in a time of 13.44 seconds. Former NCAA champion Ginnie Crawford won in 12.91. In the 800m, Samantha Murphy posted a fifth place finish with a time of 2 minutes 3.40 seconds.