FAIRFAX, Va. — The defending CAA champion Georgia State women’s track and field team finished third at the 2012 conference championship meet after scoring 122 points by the second day of competition Saturday.

Reigning CAA Rookie of the Year Tamara Moore won both the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles to score 20 points for GSU. Moore was named the Most Outstanding women’s Track Performer.


Leah Norman finished second in the 400m hurdles and eighth in the 100m hurdles.

Katharine Showalter won the 3,000m steeplechase in a career-best 10:49.58 a year after being the runner up in the event last season. Showalter also placed second in the women’s 1,500m in 4:32.58 to score a total of 18 points for the Panthers.

A total of four Panthers scored in the women’s steeplechase. Besides Showalter, Alison Bishop was fifth, Anna Sinclair sixth and Kacee Houle finished eighth as GSU earned 18 points in the event. Niamh Kearney was also fifth in the 1,500m.

2011 NCAA Championship participant Angelia Nugent also won the triple jump for the second year in a row with a jump of 12.54m. Chan Harris placed third in the women’s high jump with a leap of 1.65m, four years after finishing second in the CAA as a freshman.

Sprinter Charlesha Lightbourne placed third in the 100m during her first CAA championship. Tatiana Colbert finished fourth in the 400m in 55:31 and fifth in the 200m in 24.51.

Kacey Rollins (5th, 110m hurdles), Chris Harper (6th, 1,500m) and Chris Miles (7th, 100m) scored for the men on the second day of competition. They combined with Valentin Poncelet (5th, 5,000m) to score a total of 13 points for the men’s track and field team.

Women's Team Scores
1. James Madison 132
2. VCU   126.5
3. Georgia State 122
4. George Mason  98.5
5. Delaware 96
6. UNC-Wilmington 68
7. Towson 60.5
8. William and Mary 57.5
9. Northeastern  57

Men's Team Scores
1. George Mason  267
2. UNC-Wilmington 166
3. William and Mary 122
4. Northeastern  117
5. VCU   102
6. Georgia State 13

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