After winning the individual title in the long jump May 8 and two All-Conference performances May 9, Eleyah Armstrong ’25 was crowned the Southern Conference Female Most Outstanding Athlete at the conclusion of the SoCon Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
The Hampton, Virginia, native led the Keydets to a seventh-place finish with 39 points at the SoCon Outdoor Championships over the two-day event.
On May 9, Armstrong finished second in the 100-meter dash in 11.84 seconds to earn All-Conference honors and then placed second in the 200-meter dash in 24.21 seconds to again earn All-SoCon recognition.
Armstrong broke VMI’s school record in the long jump May 8 by logging a distance of 5.98m (19’7”) to win the individual title for the event, breaking the 19’6” program record of former VMI great Bria Anderson ’18 from the 2015 season.
The 4×100 grouping of Se’More Green ’26, Heaven Hall ’26, Shea Hart ’26, and Armstrong came in fifth place with a time of 47.85 seconds.
Jenna Kirkland ’24 came in sixth in the discus with a distance of 37.35m, and Judith Gonzalez ’23 finished 13th in 32.75m.