ALBUQUERQUE (2/3/24) – Several standout performances closed out the final day of competition for the Arkansas State track and field teams at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic on Saturday.
Bradley Jelmert took the top spot in the men’s pole vault, clearing 5.55m (18-2.5) to win his fourth event title in as many meets this season.
Willem Coertzen finished third in the men’s shot put, capping a strong series with a personal-best toss of 18.33m (60-1.75). Chris Boyd placed eighth by uncorking a throw of 16.88m (55-4.75) – a mark which stands 10th in program history. Menachem Chen matched his career best with a mark of 15.86m (52-0.5) to place 13th, one spot ahead of Noa Isaia’s top throw of 15.34m (50-4).
Michelle Ogbemudia led four athletes in the women’s shot put, placing eighth with a throw of 15.19m (49-10). Selase Sampram placed 11th with a mark of 14.69m (48-2.5), while Nyaluet Diew (13.38m/43-10.75) and Liya Guy (11.29m/37-0.5) placed 16th and 26th, respectively.
In the men’s mile, Lasse Funck placed seventh with a time of 4:21.88.
Will Glass finished ninth in 60-meter hurdles qualifying with a time of 7.82, while Izzy Daines ran a season-best 9.03 in the women’s qualifying round.
The Red Wolves continue the weekend Sunday with several athletes competing in Birmingham, Ala., at the South Alabama Jaguar Invitational.
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