ALBUQUERQUE, N.M./COLUMBIA, Mo. (2/7/20) – On Friday, Arkansas State track and field put together an impressive day at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic and the Mizzou Open.
In total, A-State athletes combined for 17 personal bests and a solid 14 top-three finishes on the day, including four event wins.
Out in New Mexico, the Red Wolves tallied seven personal bests set by five different athletes, along with four more season bests. The Red Wolves posted 12 top-five finishes in their events that included three top-three finishes.
Jermie Walker moved closer to the school record in the men’s 200m, running 21.15 to place second, a time that would best the leading mark in the conference entering the weekend. In the women’s unseeded 200m, freshmen Kyndall Hudson (25.64) and Jaela Hollie (25.87) posted personal bests, while Hudson also clocked a personal best in the 400m, running 58.03.
Frank Massey once again posted a top-three finish, clearing 2.07m (6-9.5) to win for the second straight meet. The sophomore has also notched four straight finishes inside the top three.
Camryn Newton-Smith moved into the top five all-time at A-State in the long jump with an impressive personal-best mark of 6.01m (19-8.75) that ranks fourth in Arkansas State indoor history and moves her near the top of the conference in the event. Arabriaun Mack (5.67m (18-7.25)), Jaela Hollie (5.48m (17-11.75)) and Johnaya Givens (5.33m (17-6.0)) also posted seasonal bests, with Hollie’s being a new personal best for the rookie. In the men’s long jump, Carter Shell placed fifth with a season-best 7.48m (24-6.5).
In the weight throw, Grace Flowers nearly matched her collegiate best with a throw of 18.95m (62-2.26), while Evangelynn Harris uncorked a season-best mark of 15.63m (51-3.5). On the men’s side, Eron Carter continued his climb up the record books, throwing a personal-best 19.40m (63-7.75) that ranks fourth all-time at A-State.
At Mizzou, A-State tallied a total of 10 personal-best marks set by eight different athletes, along with one season best. Eleven Red Wolves earned top-three finishes in their events, with three claiming victories.
In both the men’s and women’s 3000m, the Scarlet and Black combined for five top-three finishes, with John Carder running a collegiate-best 8:39.00 to lead a 1-2 finish on the men’s side. Sammy Brainard, Sarah Trammel and Madison Grimm finished 1-2-3 in the women’s race.
Arkansas State also finished in the top two spots in the women’s 60m hurdles, led by personal-best marks by Rainee Bowers and Alexis Woodall. Bowers’ run of 8.69 was good enough to move her into seventh all-time in A-State indoor history in the event.
Kori Jones clocked a personal-best 1:03.18 to place second in the women’s 400m, while Elizabeth Martin finished as the top collegian in the women’s mile behind A-State alum Anaelle Charles. Sophie Leathers also posted a personal-best time of 5:11.08. Kayla Wade earned a third-place finish in the 800m, running 2:21.55, which bested her previous best by over three seconds.
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A-STATE AT THE NEW MEXICO COLLEGIATE CLASSIC (FRIDAY)
WOMEN’S RESULTS (*denotes collegiate best; ^ denotes season best)
200m (Seeded): Tamara Clark (Alabama), 22.81
A-State: 32. Briana Hardiman, 24.88
400m (Unseeded): Natassha McDonald (Alabama), 52.64
A-State: 17. Kyndall Hudson, 58.03*
Long Jump: Ruth Usoro (Texas Tech), 6.35m (20-10.0)
A-State: 3. Camryn Newton-Smith, 6.01m (19-8.75)*[#4 in school history]; 14. Arabriaun Mack, 5.67m (18-7.25)^; 20. Jaela Hollie, 5.48m (17-11.75)*; 28. Johnaya Givens, 5.33m (17-6.0)^
High Jump: Frank Massey, 2.07m (6-9.5)
Weight Throw: Bobby Colantonio (Alabama), 23.33m (76-6.5)
A-State: 5. Eron Carter, 19.40m (63-7.75)* [#4 in school history]
A-STATE AT THE MIZZOU OPEN
High Jump: Karissa Roman (Missouri), 1.81m (5-11.25)
A-State: 7. Canaan Richardson, 1.52m (4-11.75)*
MEN’S RESULTS (*denotes collegiate best; ^ denotes season best)
60m (Prelims): Jayson Ashford (Missouri), 6.88
A-State: 8. Ty Graser, 7.27q*
60m (Final): Jayson Ashford (Missouri), 6.88Q
A-State: 8. Ty Graser, 7.23*
Long Jump: Roberto Vilches (Missouri), 7.59m (24-11.0)
A-State: 3. Ty Graser, 6.43m (21-1.25)
Shot Put: Mitchell Weber (Missouri), 16.44m (
A-State: 4. Eric Williams, 14.55m (47-9.0)
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