Women's Cross Country, Track & Field
Illinois Concludes Action at Drake Relays

 
Jesica Ejesieme placed fourth in the 100m hurdles on Saturday.
Jesica Ejesieme placed fourth in the 100m hurdles on Saturday.
 

April 26, 2014

Final Drake Relays Results

DES MOINES, Iowa. -- The Illinois women's track and field wrapped up action at the Drake Relays on Saturday with a runner-up finish in the shuttle hurdle relay. Individually, the Illini notched two top-10 finishes as Jesica Ejesieme placed fourth in the 100m hurdles finals and Jennifer DeBellis tied for ninth in the pole vault.

The shuttle hurdle relay got off to strong start this morning, clocking a time of 57.03 to place third in the prelims and qualify for the finals. In the finals, the group of Jesica Ejesieme, Kawanna Brooks, Mobolaji Adeokun and Samone Thompson improved its time and finished runner-up with a time of 54.95, which ranks just outside Illinois' all-time list.

The Illini also got strong individual performances from Jesica Ejesieme, Jennifer DeBellis and Britten Petrey. Ejesieme placed fourth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.90. The senior currently ranks second in the Big Ten in the event. In the pole vault, Jennifer DeBellis cleared a season-best height of 3.90m, just off of her personal-best, to tie for ninth-place. Britten Petrey continued her success in the 3,000m steeplechase, placing 13th with a personal-best time of 10:49.81.

The Orange & Blue are back in action next weekend for the Billy Hayes Invitational on Saturday, May 3.

Illinois Results at the Drake Relays

Saturday, April 26
100m Hurdles FINAL
4. Jesica Ejesieme, 13.90

Shuttle Hurdle Relay FINAL
2. Jesica Ejesieme, Kawanna Brooks, Mobolaji Adeokun, Samone Thompson, 54.95

3,000m Steeplechase Final
13. Britten Petrey, 10:49.81

Pole Vault FINAL
T-9. Jennifer DeBellis, 3.90m

Friday, April 25
100m Hurdles (Prelims)
4. Jesica Ejesieme ,13.54 Q
23. Kawanna Brooks, 14.04
30. Mobolaji Adeokun, 14.33

4x100m (Prelims)
12. Kymbriona Taylor, Claire Kieger, Asia Thomas, Kawanna Brooks, 46.15

400m Hurdles FINAL
4. Jesica Ejesieme, 58.38

800m FINAL
10. Ahlivia Spencer, 2:07.04
13. Chloe Schmidt, 2:11.79

4x800m FINAL
7. Chloe Schmidt, Ahlivia Spencer, Lindsey Rakosnik, Stephanie Morgan, 8:48.16

Discus FINAL
3. Jazjuan Wallace-Sipp, 50.77m

High Jump FINAL
T-15. Kandie Bloch-Jones, 1.68m

Heptathlon FINAL
14. Samone Thompson, 4,372 pts

Thursday, April 24
5,000m FINAL
3. Alyssa Schneider, 16:25.24

10,000m FINAL
17. Amanda Fox, 36:31.55

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