TOWSON, Md. - Led by senior Ashley Adams, who finished first in four events, the Tigers turned in a dominant performance at their own Towson University Invitational Meet at a chilly Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Although no team scores were kept, the Tigers won 11 of a possible 19 events in a meet that included competitors from Bucknell, Delaware, Loyola, Coppin State and Maryland Eastern Shore.
"It was a good day for the Tigers," said a very pleased Roger Erricker, the Tigers' coach. "We won most of the events and there were a few other events where we went 1-2 or 1-2-3."
Adams, who was named as the Colonial Athletic Association's Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, finished first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.99 seconds. She also won the 100-meter dash in 12.47 seconds. After winning the long jump at 18 feet, 4.25 inches, she joined Kiera Joyner, Motara Okusaga and Desiree Vaughn on the 4x100-relay team that finished first.
Okusaga also earned an individual title when she won the 400-hurdles with a time of 1:04.12. Vaughn was also an individual winner as took first place in the 200-dash (0:25.93).
Sophomore Ashley Dabney led a Tiger sweep in the women's high jump as Towson had the top three finishers. Dabney finished first at 5 feet, 1.75 inches while freshman Evan Campbell took second place and sophomore Jessica Cooke took third.
The Tigers also swept the top three places in the 100-meter hurdles. While Adams finished first, Okusaga took second place and Salke finished third.
Senior Mary Tuttle earned a first place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:18.26. Junior Erika Griffith also finished first in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:27.33. Sophomore Hannah McKenzie of Towson finished third.