Coppin State: Big Dawg Invitational hosted by Maryland Baltimore County Saturday


— BALTIMORE – Eric Thomas and Devin James were individual event winners for the Coppin State men’s track and field team at the Big Dawg Invitational hosted by Maryland Baltimore County Saturday.

With the Eagles getting some added work before a busy week next week on the road, Thomas won the 400-meter dash (51.00 seconds) and James captured the long jump (6.74 meters). Overall, seven Coppin State men’s track athletes finished among the top six of their respective events.

Fabian Hayles was second in the 400-meter dash (51.07). In the 100-meter dash, the Eagles had Keshaun Hodges place third (11.19) and Shane Green finish sixth (11.21). Alaric Coker (1500-meter run, 4:10.27) and Javron Keene (hammer throw, 38.73 meters) were fifth in their events.

The Coppin State women’s team had a few athletes participating highlighted by Tanaya Yarde’s victory in the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.60). Also competing for the Eagles were Alethia Edwards, who was sixth in the hammer throw (36.64 meters) and javelin (29.17 meters) and Kristen Deacon, who was sixth in the javelin (29.17 meters).

Both Coppin State track teams will compete in the Savannah State Twilight Meet on Wednesday afternoon and the prestigious Florida Relays on Friday and Saturday.