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Preview: Indoor Gorilla Classic

February 13, 2020

JONESBORO, Ark. (2/13/20) – One meet separates the Arkansas State track and field teams from the 2020 Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships, with the Red Wolves heading back to Pittsburg, Kansas, for the Indoor Gorilla Classic Feb. 14-15.

Action at the Robert W. Plaster Center begins Friday at 2 p.m. CT with the open section of the men’s high jump, the men’s long jump and men’s weight throw, with the first track event – 60m hurdles qualifying – slated for 4 p.m. Reigning Sun Belt Women’s Field Athlete of the Week Camryn Newton-Smith will begin her weekend at 4 p.m. in the women’s long jump, an event in which she posted a career-best mark of 6.01m (19-8.75) last weekend at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic. Friday’s events also include A-State’s first distance medley relay of the year, and will wrap up with the women’s 5000m.

On Saturday, the men’s 3000m opens the day at 11:05 a.m., while the first field event slated for a noon start with the men’s triple jump. The first women’s field event will feature Callie Hicks in the women’s pole vault invitational section at 3 p.m., with the Red Wolves wrapping up the meet at 4:25 p.m. in the women’s 800m.

Indoor Gorilla Classic
Dates: Feb. 14-15, 2020
Location: Pittsburg, Kansas (Robert W. Plaster Center – Harvey Dean Track)
Meet Coverage: Live Results | Heat Sheets | Meet Schedule
Notable Opponents (Division I): Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Kansas City, Missouri State, Nebraska, Oral Roberts, SIU-Edwardsville, Tulsa, Wichita State

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A-State’s Schedule at the 2020 Indoor Gorilla Classic
FRIDAY, FEB. 14 (All Times CT)
Men’s High Jump [Open] (2 p.m.)Hayden Hampton
Men’s Long Jump (2 p.m.)Coleton Clifft, Courtney Thomas, Carter Shell
Men’s Weight Throw (2 p.m.) – Eron Carter
Women’s Pole Vault [Open] (3 p.m.)Lauren Beauchamp, Nada Buntic
Men’s 60m Hurdles Qualifying (4 p.m.)Ty Graser (Top 16 times advance)
Women’s 60m Hurdles Qualifying (4:20 p.m.) Allie Hensley (Top 16 times advance)
Men’s 60m Qualifying (4:35 p.m.)Courtney Thomas
Women’s 60m Qualifying (5 p.m.)Camryn Newton-Smith (Top 16 times advance)
Women’s Long Jump (5 p.m.) – Johnaya Givens, Camryn Newton-Smith, Arabriaun Mack
Women’s Weight Throw (5 p.m.)Grace Flowers, Chastery Fuamatu, Evangelynn Harris, Hannah Higgins
Men’s Distance Medley Relay (5:30 p.m.)
Men’s Pole Vault [Open] (5:30 p.m.)Ty Graser
Women’s Distance Medley Relay (5:45 p.m.)
Women’s 200m (7:25 p.m.)Jonae Cook, Osereme Erewele
Women’s 5000m (8:45 p.m.)Sarah Trammel, Elizabeth Gillette

Men’s 3000m (11:05 a.m.)Bennett Pascoe, Coleman Wilson, Ethan Mychajlonka, John Carder
Women’s 3000m (11:30 a.m.)Sophie Leathers, Madison Grimm, Elizabeth Martin
Men’s 60m Hurdles Prelims (Noon)Ke’Von Holder, Amari James, Hayden Hampton, Ty Graser [if advances]
Men’s Triple Jump (Noon)Courtney Thomas, Carter Shell
Men’s Shot Put (Noon)Eron Carter, Eric Williams
Women’s 60m Hurdles Prelims (12:15 p.m.)Imani Udoumana, Rainee Bowers, Alexis Woodall, Allie Hensley [if advances from qualifying]
Men’s 60m Prelims (12:30 p.m.)Chris Hill, Courtney Thomas [if advances from qualifying]
Women’s 60m Prelims (12:40 p.m.)Osereme Erewele, Jonae Cook, Camryn Newton-Smith [if advances from qualifying]
Men’s 60m Hurdles Final (1:30 p.m.)
Women’s Pole Vault [Invite] (1:30 p.m.)Callie Hicks
Women’s 60m Hurdles Final (1:35 p.m.)
Men’s 60m Final (1:40 p.m.)
Women’s 60m Final (1:45 p.m.)
Men’s Mile (1:50 p.m.)
Coleman Wilson, John Carder, Garrett Becker, Seth Waters, Gregoire Saury
Women’s Mile (2:25 p.m.)Elizabeth Gillette, Sarah Trammel, Sophie Leathers, Madison Grimm, McKenzie Cornell, Sammy Brainard
Women’s High Jump [Invite] (2:30 p.m.) – Camryn Newton-Smith, Megan Knowling, Allie Hensley, Sydney Lane
Women’s Triple Jump (3 p.m.)Megan Knowling, Arabriaun Mack, Johnaya Givens, Imani Udoumana
Women’s Shot Put (3 p.m.) – Camryn Newton-Smith, Chastery Fuamatu, Babette Vandeput, Evangelynn Harris, Grace Flowers
Men’s 400m (3 p.m.)Daidren Davis, Kobey Hill
Women’s 400m (3:30 p.m.)Blaique Webster
Men’s Pole Vault [Invite] (3:30 p.m.)Matthew Keown
Men’s 800m (4 p.m.)Alejandro Vargas, Darrian Lockett
Women’s 800m (4:25 p.m.)Emily Efurd, Elizabeth Martin, Kayla Wade, Pauline Meyer,

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