Nashville, Tenn. - A limited number of athletes from the Western Kentucky University track and field teams traveled to Tennessee State University Saturday to compete in the Ed Temple Classic.
Collecting his first collegiate victory, Kagisho Kumbane posted a winning time of 6.33 seconds in the 55-meter dash, which ties him with Bryan Daniels and Rod "He Hate Me" Smart for fifth all-time in the Hilltopper record books. Taking runner-up honors in the race was Dante Sales, who clocked 6.38, while Andre Wise was seventh at 6.53 seconds.
Karlis Daube posted a new personal-best in winning the 55-meter hurdles, improving his number three spot in the WKU record books with a time of 7.50 seconds.
In the women's 55-meter dash, Shaycoya Myers placed third with a time of 7.18 seconds, while Sharika Smith was seventh at 7.31.
In the weight throw, Laura Igaune and Monteka Flowers finished third and fourth overall and first and second among collegians. Igaune's toss of 58-3 was a personal-best for the third-ranked thrower in the Lady Topper record books. After missing nearly two months of training due to injury, school-standard bearer Flowers posted a throw of 57-7.75 to open her junior campaign.
The teams will return in full force next weekend in Lexington to take part in the Kentucky Invitational.