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Panthers End Golden Flash Gala in Great Fashion

Dec. 8, 2012


KENT, Ohio - Both the men's and the women's 300 meter dash school records were broken Saturday afternoon on the final day of the Golden Flash Gala hosted by Kent State University.

On the women's side, Jonnique Lawrence set the new mark with a time of 38.20. Carvin Nkanata on the men's side broke the record with a time of 33.13. Both Lawerence and Nkanata won the event as well.  

Funmi Alabi, a transfer from Virgina Tech, won the 60 meter dash in 7.42 as she led the Panthers to a 1-2-3 finish as  Lawerence took second place (7.44) and Ashley Woodford was third (7.58).

Lawrence then set the school record in the 300 meter dash, while Alabi was second in a time of 38.66. Freshman Cayla Del Piano won the women's 800 meter run in a time of 2:17.28, and junior Ashley Corum took the top spot in the triple jump with a distance of 39-10.75 feet.  

The women's 4x400 relay team won the event in a time of 3:47.13.

On the mens side, Carvin Nkanata won the 300 meter dash in a time of 33.13 and was placed fifth in the 60 meter dash (7.01).

Olivier Philogene took second in the 500 meter dash with a time of 1:04.18, and Benjamin Hatch was second in the 800 meters in 1:54.94.



Wesley Washington then won the 1,000 meter run in 2:32.91, just three tenths of a second ahead of D'Angel Wilkes-Sharpley who was running unattached. Matt Dallago won the mile as he crossed the line in a time of 4:16.88.

In the men's high jump, sophomore Luke Gallaher captured the top spot with a winning height of 6-08.75. He was two inches clear of second place.

The Pitt 'A' squad in the men's 4x4 concluded the afternoon for the Panthers as they won the event in a time of 3:11.00.

In all, the women's squad reachecd 10 Big East Championship qualifying times, while the men's side achieved four.

The Panthers are back in action after winter break when Pitt resumes action at Penn State on Jan. 5.

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