Track and Field finish with 13 athletes in top 5 at Red Wolves Open
The Arkansas State Track and Field teams enjoyed immense success this weekend as they hosted the Red Wolves Open here in Jonesboro.
The Red Wolves not only won three events, but took 13 top five placings against schools like Ole Miss, Memphis, Ohio State, Western Kentucky and a host of local state schools.
“This was definitely one of the best quality meets we’ve had here in years,” said A-State Head Coach Jim Patchell in a press release.
“We had a lot of nice PRs in different events and the weather was great. Our team did a great job of competing against some quality competition and will prepare us well for the upcoming conference meet.”
Sophomore Emenderlyn Iwuji took first place in the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of 14.26.
Once again, senior Sharika Nelvis had a strong showing and won the 100m and 200m dashes.
She also set a Red Wolves Open record, and tied her own personal record in the 200m dash with a time of 23.29.
Freshman Lindsey Millis took third for the Red Wolves in the 5,000m run with a time of 20:37.60.
Junior Heather Newberry finished in third with a personal best 4:50.75.
Sophomore pole-vaulter Alexandra Pevtsova took fourth in the pole-vault with a personal best 12-10.32/3.92m finish.
Rounding out the top fives for the women’s side was freshman Shalynn Cyprien, who took fourth in the 100m hurdles; sophomore Abbey Dixon, who took fifth in the 1,500m; freshman Erika Christian, who took fifth in the 400m dash; junior Jasmin Marks, who took fifth in the triple jump; and the Red Wolves 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams, who both took home fourth place finishes.
The men’s team was lead by freshman All-American Roelf Pienaar, who won the men’s long jump with a personal best 25-08.25/7.83m finish. F
reshman Kyle Somerville, sophomore Wil Norris and sophomore Billy Ellis all finished in second place in the 800m,1,500m and 110m hurdles respectively.
Senior Kashef Daniel took third in the high jump, and senior Justin Whitfield finished fifth in the 100m dash while setting a personal best time of 10.51.
The Red Wolves will now have to wait until May 9-11 when they head to San Marcos, Texas for the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
The conference meet will be hosted by Texas State University at Bobcat Track and Field Stadium.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More ASU Herald News Articles
Recent ASU Herald News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR ASU HERALD NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST ASU HERALD NEWS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Got a Headache? Manage it With Chiropractic Care
- 3 Pescadores Rescatados en el Mar gracias a Dispositivo GPS
- When It Comes to Winter Roof Checkups, the Attic Is Your...
- Is It Time to Sell Your Structured Settlement for Cash?
- Pest Proof Now to Protect Homes for Winter
- 3 Fishermen Rescued at Sea Thanks to GPS Device
- Mes de la Hispanidad inspira liderazgo, empoderamiento,...
- Majority of Moms and Moms-to-Be Believe in Public...
- Wineries Speak Up About the Benefits of Using Natural Cork
- Taking a Holistic Approach to Fit Living
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- Over 2,000 Groups Prepare to “Hit the Streets” with Volunteers and Celebrities for National Voter Registration Day on September 23, 2014
- Peace Corps Director Calls on College Students to Make a Difference After Graduation Through International Service
- USA NETWORK AND VERIZON LAUNCH THE “CHARACTERS UNITE COLLEGE TOUR” COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS TO BRING A USA NETWORK CELEBRITY AND A WORTHY CAUSE TO THEIR CAMPUS
- WHEN GEORGIA SMILED: THE ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION FOUNDATION TEAMS WITH PIVOT AND STUDENTS OF THE WORLD TO LAUNCH THE #iASPIRE GRANT CONTEST
- Latino Groups Launch National Campaign to Deliver Record Latino Turnout for 2014 Midterm Elections