May 15, 2011

Firebird 4x400m Team Continues Seasonal Improvement At Aggie Classic Last Chance Meet.

Greensboro, NC: May 15, 2011- With an exceptional run by team members sophomore Callister Jones (Marketing-Fort Washington, MD), junior Kaneesha Hollis (Criminal Justice- Centreville, MD), junior Latoya Allen(Social Work- Washington, DC) and senior Saleena Green (Marketing- Kingston, Jamaica), the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds Women's 4x400 team, again, won convincingly at the North Carolina A&T Aggie Classic, with a season's best time of 3:48.41 seconds, a time which is the 24th fastest 4x400 time run by any team in Division II this outdoor season.

Despite another lopsided victory, the quartet showed their competitive spirit by lowering the time run previously (3:48.99) at the University of Maryland's Kehoe Twilight Meet back on 5/5/11 with an improvement by .58 seconds.

"Again, my theme all season has been for us to compete regardless of the circumstances, and the young ladies have fulfilled that goal completely; this is our 4th meet where the 4x400m squad has improved the previous season's best by at least a half second. I couldn't ask for much more from a team…they've truly competed week in and week out for the past month. "

With the improved NCAA Provisional qualifying time of 3:48.41 declared, the Firebirds must wait to see if that time will be good enough to make the NCAA Championship Field, slated for May 26th- May 28th at California State University, Turlock, CA.