CLEMSON, SC – Four runners from the Southern University at New Orleans Women’s Track & Field team qualified for the Indoor National Championships with the times they earned at the Tiger Challenge, hosted by Clemson University.
The 4×400 relay team of Yoniece Martin, Orenthia Bennett, Tamara Hunter and Safia Jenkins finished second in the finals to host Clemson with a time of 3:51.41, fewer than six seconds behind the winners.
In individual competition, Jenkins, Bennett and Martin also qualified in the 400m after thier performances.
“The team is starting to get healthier and closer to where we think we can be”, said Coach Yhann Plummer. ”This is definitely a confidence builder and puts us closer to our goals. We have a few meets left in the season to really get into shape and be primed to perform our best at Nationals.”
The Knights will compete at the University of Houston this weekend, January 25-26