Alyce Williams Leads George Mason at Patriot Games

Posted: February 4, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason freshman Alyce Williams won the women’s triple jump with a personal-best 43-foot, 1/4-inch performance to set a new indoor school record and provisionally qualify for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Patriots Games at the George Mason Field House on Saturday. Just 11/2 inches off the automatically qualifying NCAA mark, Williams is the first Patriot to post an NCAA-qualifying performance this indoor season.

Other Patriots to post winning performances included sophomore Tysha Colon recording a season-best time of 24.60 seconds to win the 200 meters; Williams with a season-best 55.13-second performance to win the 400 meters; and the women’s distance medley relay of junior Dana Early, sophomores Kathy Williams and Sheena Davidson, and senior Michelle DiPenti in 12 minutes, 28.34 seconds.

Sophomore transfer Richard Phillips led George Mason’s men’s team, placing second in the 60-meter hurdles in a season-best 7.99 seconds, just .04 seconds off the NCAA provisionally qualifying time. Junior Wayne Wright was runner-up in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 8 inches.

George Mason’s 4×400-meter relay teams were also successful, with the women’s “A” team finishing second in a season-best 3:46.27. The women’s “B” team followed in third place in 3:59.95. The men’s 4×4 team placed third in 3:18.16.

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