Orange Hurdle Their Way Through Tallahassee
By Daniel Kolodny
Junior Jaheem Hayles got the Orange outdoor season started off with a bang by winning the 110 hurdles for the Orange’s first outdoor event win of the season. Syracuse Track & Field headed down to Tallahassee, Florida to take part in the Florida State University Relays, their first outdoor meet of the season. The Orange got off to a slow start on Thursday being held off the podium with their best finish being Hayles’ sixth place in the 200 meters in a time of 21.53 seconds.
What a difference a day makes as the ‘Cuse were firing on all cylinders on Friday morning as Sophomore Shaleah Colaire got third in the 100 hurdles in a time of 13.83 seconds. This was followed up with Hayles’ win in the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.11 seconds, where Junior Naseem Smith was also able to grab third place in the race in 14.46 seconds.
The Orange then attacked the flat track as Colaire, Freshman Kaleia Arrington, Freshman Kahniya James, and Graduate Student Janelle Pottinger finished second in the 4×100 meters in a time of 46.96 seconds. The Syracuse men then followed this up with a 41.76 seconds win in the 4×100 meters with a team of Hayles, Sophomore Anthony Vazquez, Sophomore Isaiah Lewis, Freshman Trei Thorogood.
This was followed by Sophomore Kennedy Tarley crossing the line third in the Women’s 400 meters in a time of 58.39 seconds. Colaire was then at it again in the 400 hurdles coming in second in a time of 1:00.34. Freshman Xayvion Perkins then took second in the 400 hurdles in a time of 55.42 seconds.