2017 Track & Field Recap

 The Laney Women’s Track and Field team capped off an amazing post-season scoring 62 points to achieve a 4th place finish at the California JC State Championship. With just 5 young ladies, the eagles maximized their talents across nine events in which everyone scored and medaled at the two-day meet. Most notable was the jumping-hurdling duo of Nia Vance and Brittany Brown. Vance was the highest scoring member of the team with 22.5 points, while Brown scored 20.75 points and brought home a record 5 medals, the most in program history.
     All this was sparked the week prior when the Lady Eagle’s "fantastic five" finished Runner-up at the NorCal Championships. Just to put into perspective how great an achievement this was, the winning team had 35 ladies competing compared to Laney's five.
     This year every member of the team saw new personal best in all their events and each one has been offered multiple FULL scholarships. Some interested schools include UNLV, UC Davis, Univ. of Kansas, Univ. of New Mexico, Univ. of Central Florida, Louisiana Tech, SF State, and Arizona State, just to name a few.

Lady Eagles Results from Northern California Championships:

Nor-Cal Team Runner-ups

4x100m - 2nd, 46.77

100m - 2nd, Kayla Dickerson 12.02

100mh - 1st Nia Vance 13.97; 2nd, Brittany Brown 14.13

400m - 3rd, Mariama Hilburn 55.48

800m - 1st, Bibiana Enriquez 2:17.24 (Personal Record)

200m - 5th, Mariama Hilburn 24.64; 6th, Kayla Dickerson 24.66 (Personal Record)

4x400m - 2nd, 3:52.24 (Season Best)

Long Jump - 1st, Nia Vance 18'3"; 2nd, Brittany Brown 18'2"

Triple Jump - 1st, Brittany Brown 39'2"; 2nd, Nia Vance 38'1"

Lady Eagles Results from State Championships:

4th Place Team Overall

4x100m- 3rd, 46.23 (U.S.#10, Season Best and fastest time at Laney in 4 years)

100mh- 2nd, Nia Vance 13.91 (Personal Record, U.S. #6); 3rd, Brittany Brown 14.01 (PR, U.S. #8)

400m- 6th, Mariama Hilburn 55.41

100m- 4th, Kayla Dickerson 12.01

800m- 5th, Bibiana Enriquez 2:17.52

200m- 9th, Mariama Hilburn 25.01

4x400m- 4th, 3:52.58

Long Jump- 2nd, Nia Vance- 18’10”; 5th, Brittany Brown- 18’ .5”

Triple Jump- 2nd, Brittany Brown-40’ 6” (U.S. #7); 4th, Nia Vance- 39’7”