Rio’s Robinson sets school record, Jones takes 1st at Kent Tune-Up


By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing



KENT, Ohio — Chanavier Robinson had a pair of Top 10 finishes and set a new school record in another event, while Keshawn Jones recorded a first place finish to highlight the performance of the University of Rio Grande track & field team at Saturday’s Kent State Tune-Up hosted by Kent State University.

Robinson, a junior from Ravenna, Ohio, placed fifth in the women’s long jump with a leap covering 5.36m and was sixth in the 60-meter dash after finishing with a time of 7.88.

Robinson also set a new school record in the indoor 200-meter dash with a time of 25.99 – good enough for an 11th place finish overall.

Jones, a junior from Mansfield, Ohio, placed first among the 23 competitors in the men’s 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:33.19.

Rio’s only other Top 10 finish came in the women’s 60-meter hurdles, where sophomore Amirah Strauther (Pickerington, OH) was ninth with a time of 9.22.

The event was not a team-scored competition.

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director for the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director for the University of Rio Grande.