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Kent State freshman sprinter Shaquille Perry lines up on the blocks as he prepares for his track event at the Northeast Ohio Quad in Akron on April 7, 2018. The Flashes won seven events on the weekend.

Kent State shuttle hurdles record broken at Drake Relays

Laurene Darby April 29, 2018

Four Kent State track and field athletes contributed in breaking a school record in the shuttle hurdle relay this weekend. Of the four athletes, two of them competed for the first time in the event.“It’s...

Kent States TJ Lawson jumps during the 60-meter hurdles, which he finished with a time of 8.36 seconds. Lawson placed fifth in the heptathlon at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas. 

Stevens Jr. inches closer to Kent State triple jump record at Tennessee Relays

Laurene Darby April 16, 2018

Kent State junior Craig Stevens Jr. spoke confidently after he competed at the Tennessee Relays this weekend.“I feel very proud that my training throughout the season is paying off,” Stevens Jr. said....

Kent State sprinter Riak Reese poses for a photo in the Field House on March 3, 2018.

Riak Reese making the most of his second chance

Laurene Darby March 4, 2018

Riak Reese knew he was destined to run track.In 2013, Reese was ranked No. 1 in the state in the indoor 60-meter dash, as well as in the 200-meter dash, and was named “The next Gahanna speedster,”...

Kent States Shaquille Perry finishes first in his heat of the 400m dash with a time of 50.84 seconds during the Kent State Tune Up on Feb. 17, 2018 at the Field House. [FILE]

Flashes capture five events at MAC championships

Laurene Darby February 25, 2018

The Kent State men’s and women’s track and field teams won five events at the Mid-American Conference championships at Bowling Green this weekend.Riak Reese won two men’s events: the 60-meter dash...

A Kent State runner races in the women’s 60-meter run during the Kent State qualifier at the Field House on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.

Kent State qualifier ends with eight Flashes wins

Laurene Darby February 11, 2018

Kent State hosted its national qualifier Saturday afternoon in the Field House, and the Flashes took first place in eight events.Riak Reese took first in two events with a time of 6.75 seconds in the 60-meter...

Then a sophomore, Kent States Ryan Looser competes in the heptathlon during the track and field MAC Championships on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Looser pole vaulted 15 feet, 9.75 inches to take first place at the Akron Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

Flashes win four events on Akron Invitational final day

Laurene Darby February 5, 2018

Kent State track and field won four events in the last session of the Akron Invitational Saturday at the Stile Field House.“This is just another preparation meet to get ready for the bigger meets,”...

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