LOUISVILLE, Ky. (1/29/22) – Eight Arkansas State track and field athletes posted personal-best marks on Saturday at the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational, including six from distance runners.
A-State’s women’s throwers got the day off to a strong start, with Chastery Fuamatu improving her previous best with a throw of 19.50m (63-11.0) to place third in the weight throw. Grace Flowers uncorked a season-best toss of 19.07m (62-6.0), placing fourth. In the men’s weight throw, Aimar Palma Simo hurled a season-best 19.42m (63-8.0) in the en route to a fifth-place finish.
Freshman Cheyenne Melvin registered a strong opening mark in the women’s 800m, finishing in 2:10.44 to rank second in school history.
Four of those eight personal bests came in the mile races. Kayla Wade and Sophie Leathers both recorded top-10 marks, finishing in 4:57.62 and 5:04.29. Those marks are good enough for fifth and 10th all-time. On the men’s side, Nathan Herbst (4:17.50) and Brady Pascoe (4:20.14) both clocked personal bests.
Bradley Jelmert closed out the day strong for the Red Wolves, placing third in the men’s pole vault with a personal-best clearance of 5.26m (17-3.0).
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