Bison Win Five Titles at Bison Opener
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Complete Results

LEWISBURG, PA. - Landria Buckley, Azalia King, Ashley Hodges and Richard Williams each captured first place in their respective events as the Howard track and field team opened the 2009-10 indoor season at the Bison Opener.

Buckley won two events, the 200m dash in 24.89 and the 60m hurdles in 8.42. Her 8.42 in the 60m hurdles provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship in that event.

Jami Hardy won the 800m run (2:19.44), Hodges captured the mile run (5:12.69) and Williams was victorious in the 800m run on the men's side (1:56.65) to lead HU.

Alexandria Lemonious was third in the 60m hurdles (8.74) and Symone Glover led a 4-5-8-9 finish in the 400m dash. Glover was fourth in 59.81 while Brittany Stephens (1:00.20), Abigail Reid (1:01.29) and Zahra Thomas (1:01.33) finished in fifth, eighth and ninth, respectively.

Tochi Odocha recorded a second-place finish in the 200m dash (22.75) and Thurman Sanders was third in the mile in 4:24.06.

Jerod Franklin won bronze in the 800m run (1:48.62). Howard's 4x400m relay squad (Stephen Bowe, Brandon Hill, Michael Houston, Tory McAlister) posted a second-place finish in 3:24.20.

In field events, Benjamin Rosa leapt to a pair of fourth-place finishes in the high jump (1.89m) and the triple jump (13.48m).

Alexandria McKee took home a sixth-place finish in the high jump in 1.5m.

Howard is off for a few weeks, next returning to action on Jan. 9 at the Father Diamond Invite in Fairfax, Va.



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