DES MOINES, Iowa/NASHVILLE, Tenn./STARKVILLE, Miss. (4/28/23) – Spread across three meets in three different states, the Arkansas State track and field teams still got the weekend off to a strong start.
On Thursday night at the Drake Relays, Jacob Pyeatt broke the school record in the men’s 5000 meters with a time of 14:03.96, while Lasse Funck moved up to eighth in program history in the 800 meters, finishing in 1:49.96 to place eighth.
Grayson Young also ran a personal-best 9:01.75 in the men’s steeplechase, placing 21st overall.
Friday saw A-State’s 4×1600-meter relay squads post strong marks, led by the women’s runner-up time of 19:26.09. The men placed fifth, combining for a mark of 16:37.85.
At the Music City Challenge, Sarah Trammel and Jaybe Shufelberger moved into the top 10 all-time at A-State in the women’s 1500 meters. Trammel placed fifth with a time of 4:30.66, ranking sixth in school history, while Shufelberger followed in sixth with a mark of 4:31.39 that is seventh all-time.
Zeke McCain ran a personal-best 4:06.00 in the men’s 1500 meters, placing 26th behind Ethan Mychajlonka’s 13th-place result of 3:59.30.
Jacob Tracy won the men’s discus throw, hurling the implement 52.63m (172-8), with Willem Coertzen placing sixth with a throw of 45.92m (150-8). Selase Sampram placed seventh in the women’s event, recording a toss of 43.69m (143-4).
In the women’s 200 meters, Jonae Cook took the event crown, running a time of 23.84, while Jermie Walker garnered a top-5 finish with a time of 21.58.
Freshmen Andrew Mason (7th – 9:34.37) and Noah McMurtrey (8th – 9:36.52) ran personal bests in the men’s steeplechase, finishing in the top 10 overall.
John Carder and Olivia Walter each recorded personal bests in the flat 3000 meters, with Carder placing eighth in the men’s race with a time of 8:42.92 and Walter finishing 13th in the women’s field, crossing in 10:17.62.
In Starkville at the Maroon and White Invite, Camryn Newton-Smith finished second in the high jump, clearing 1.72m (5-7.75) to lead five Red Wolves. She later ran a time of 25.32 in the women’s 200 meters, a career best in the event.
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