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Walker defends long jump title, Eagles in 5th after opening day
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Georgia Southern's Brianna Charles, a junior from Atlanta, participates in the long jump during Saturday's Southern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the Erk Russell Athletic Complex. Her teammate, Jasmin Walker, won the event for the second year in a row.
Georgia Southern sophomore Jasmin Walker defended her Southern Conference Outdoor Long Jump title Saturday with a mark of 5.82m (19’1.25”) and the Eagles earned 17 points in the event to carry them into the second day of competition. Freshmen Alyssa Felton finished fourth (5.62m/18’5.25”) and Ashleigh Rasheed seventh (5.36m/17’7”) to add to Walker’s winning total. Felton and Rasheed were named to the All-Freshman team for their efforts in the Long Jump while Kelsey Chandler earned All-Freshman honors in the Hammer Throw.