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Preview: Division I Challenge

February 11, 2021


  1. All-American Camryn Newton-Smith currently ranks fifth in the NCAA in the pentathlon (4,068 points) after winning at the Samford Multis on Jan. 21.
  2. Newcomer Lexington Hilton ranks 10th in the NCAA in the men’s 5000m after running a school-record 14:17.69 on Sunday at the Jaguar Invitational.
  3. Pauline Meyer was named Sun Belt Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week after notching a school-record 9:32.73 in the women’s 3000m on Sunday.
  4. On the women’s side, A-State owns 23 marks that rank inside the top five in the Sun Belt so far this season, eight No. 1 marks. The men claim 20 top-five spots, including five No. 1 marks.
  5. Carter Shell owns the No. 22 long jump in the NCAA this season, jumping 7.56m (24-9.75), while Eron Carter is 24th in the men’s weight throw with a mark of 20.61m (67-7.5).

TEAMS PARTICIPATING (5 TEAMS): Arkansas State, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, Tulsa, Wichita State




Field Events (Begin at 10:00 a.m.)
Women’s Shot Put (10:00 a.m.) –
Grace Flowers, Chastery Fuamatu, Marie Reed, Babette Vandeput
Men’s Shot Put –
Eric Williams, Eron Carter
Women’s Long Jump (10:30 a.m.) –
Johnaya Givens, Osereme Erewele
Men’s Long Jump – Courtney Thomas, Carter Shell
Women’s Pole Vault (10:30 a.m.) – Avery Shell
Men’s Pole Vault –
Bradley Jelmert, Matthew Keown
Women’s High Jump (after Men’s HJ at 12:00) – Jazzmine Harvey, Camryn Newton-Smith
Women’s Weight Throw (12:00 p.m.) –
Marie Reed, Grace Flowers, Chastery Fuamatu
Men’s Weight Throw –
Eron Carter, Aimar Palma Simo
Women’s Triple Jump (12:30 p.m.) – Johnaya Givens, Imani Udoumana

Track Events (Begin at 11:00 a.m.; Women followed by Men; all finals)
Women’s 60m Hurdles (11:00 a.m.) –
Camryn Newton-Smith
Women’s 60m (11:25 a.m.) – Johnaya Givens, Imani Udoumana
Men’s 60m (11:30 a.m.) – Carter Shell
Women’s Mile (11:45 a.m.) – Sophia Oury, Pauline Meyer, Elizabeth Martin, McKenzie Cornell
Men’s Mile (11:55 a.m.) – Bennett Pascoe, Seth Waters, Jacob Pyeatt, Coleman Wilson, Alejandro Vargas
Women’s 800m (12:35 p.m.) – Pauline Meyer, Kayla Wade, Elizabeth Martin
Men’s 800m (12:45 p.m.) –
Gregoire Saury, Alejandro Vargas, Seth Waters,
Women’s 200m (1:00 p.m.) – Osereme Erewele
Men’s 200m (1:10 p.m.) – Courtney Thomas
Women’s 5000m (1:25 p.m.) – Elizabeth Gillette, Sophie Leathers
Men’s 5000m (1:45 p.m.) – John Carder

For the latest on the A-State track and field program, follow @AStateTrack on Twitter and @Arkansas_State_Track on Instagram, while also liking the team’s Facebook page at

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