Eastern Shore, MD- The University of the District of Columbia's women's Track team opened their season on Saturday December 7th at the Cappy Anderson College invitational hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Freshman Lavondae Douglas had great showings in her college season opener placing 3rd in triple jump with a leap of 10.06m. She placed 12th out of a field of 28 in the 200m with a time of 27.46s and 13th out of a field of 30 athletes in the 60m with a time of 8.13s.
Sophomore Shanise Rose also had a strong showing making it back to the 60m hurdle finals and placing 4th with a time of 9.44s. Rose along with teammates, Shannell Hibbert, Cierra Roberts and Aisha Dozier also placed 3rd the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:07.91.
"I am looking forward to this season," said Head Coach Joel Phillip. "We had a good Cross Country season and practices have been going very well up to this point. We do have a couple of our student-athletes who are recovering from injuries, but that has not put a damper on the morale and spirit of the team. We have some talented additions this year and we as a team are excited to get this season started."
The Firebirds will be on break over the Christmas vacation but look to compete at the STAC Spartan Invitational on January 10th.