LUBBOCK, Texas/SEATTLE (1/27/23) – A day after the Sun Belt Conference pentathlon record fell, two more league marks succumbed to the same fate by the Arkansas State track and field teams on Friday.
Freshman Colby Eddowes began the day his own school record in the heptathlon with a Sun Belt-record score of 5,805 points in a fifth-place finish at the Texas Tech Open and Multis. In the nightcap at the UW Invitational in Seattle, the quartet of Rahel Broemmel, Namibia Clavier, Cheyenne Melvin and Pauline Meyer shattered the school record of 11:44.22 set last Friday at Vanderbilt with a time of 11:13.68 – a mark that is nearly 16 seconds faster than the previous league record set in 2001 by Little Rock (11:29.63).
Joining Eddowes in the top 10 was Patryk Baran, whose score of 5,376 is third-best in program history.
Aimar Palma Simo won the men’s weight throw at Texas Tech, matching his career-best throw on his fifth attempt with a mark of 19.88m (65-2.75).
Hannah Morris leaped a career-best 6.08m (19-11.5) to earn a runner-up finish in the women’s long jump, moving to fourth in school history in the event. Courtney Thomas matched his season best in the men’s long jump, placing eighth with a mark of 7.17m (23-6.25).
On the straightaway, Jonae Cook once again clocked a career-best time, with the senior finishing second in 60 meters qualifying with a time of 7.39. She just missed the cut in the semifinals, finishing 10th with a time of 7.42.
Will Glass placed fifth in the men’s 60-meter hurdles final, recording a time of 7.92 in the final after a qualifying mark of 7.95. Tyra Nabors reached the semifinal of the women’s 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 8.78 in the first round.
In the women’s pole vault, Avery Shell tied for fourth with a clearance of 3.73m (12-2.75) while rookie Bella Coscetti vaulted a collegiate-best 3.58m (11-9). Trace South cleared a season-best in the men’s pole vault with a mark of 4.79m (15-8.5).
A-State’s men’s DMR squad of Hannes Fahl, Jermie Walker, Lasse Funck and Dawson Mayberry closed out the night’s action with the third-best mark in school history, crossing in 9:53.48.
The Red Wolves conclude the week’s action in Lubbock and Seattle on Saturday, with the Texas Tech Open being streamed live on ESPN+. Saturday gets started at 10 a.m. CT with the women’s shot put in Lubbock, while the women’s 3000 meters at the UW Invitational is set for an 11 a.m. CT start.
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