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Red Wolves Set Five Meet Records at Samford Invite

January 18, 2019

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (1/18/19) – The Arkansas State Track & Field teams got a preview of the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships with the Samford Invite taking place inside the Birmingham Crossplex, host site of the 2019 SBC Indoor Championships.

A-State had a productive day as the Red Wolves set five meet records and took home nine event titles. In all, the Red Wolves totaled 32 top-five finishes in the meet.

“I thought we did well for this time of year,” said A-State head coach Jim Patchell. “Today was an improvement from last week so we are moving in the right direction. Our workload in practice is still pretty high so our legs weren’t 100 percent, but we still managed some decent performances today.”

Caitland Smith, the reigning Sun Belt Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week, set two of those meet records. Smith won the 60-meter dash in 7.46 seconds, the third-fastest time in program history, to break the previous meet record of 7.57 seconds. In the 200-meter dash, Smith clocked a time of 24.25 seconds, also a meet record beating the previous best of 24.93 seconds. Jonae Cook placed fourth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.64 seconds, the sixth-fastest time in program history.

Michael Carr established the meet record in pole vault and set a personal-best for himself. Carr cleared 5.32m (17-5.50) to win the event, set a meet record and rank 10th among the program’s top-10 indoor rankings. Matthew Keown placed second in the event, clearing 4.70m (15-5.00).

Carter Shell rounded out the meet record-breaking performances as he recorded a long jump of 7.39m (24-3.00). A-State swept the high jump top finishes with Tiaan Steenkamp (2.00m/6-6.75) taking the men’s competition and Sydney Lane (1.69m/5-6.50) winning the women’s competition. The Red Wolves also took top marks in two distance races with Heinrich Herbst winning the 800-meter run (1:54.98) and Madison Grimm leading the field in the 3,000-meter run (10:41.35). Evangelynn Harris took top honors in shot put with a throw of 14.85m (48-8.75), the fourth-best throw in program history. 

The Red Wolves return to First National Bank Arena for the A-State Invitational on Friday, January 25.

For the latest on the A-State track and field, log onto the team’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/AStateTrackAndField or follow the team on Twitter or Instagram at @AStateTrack. 

Samford Invite
Birmingham Crossplex | Birmingham, Ala.

Men
60m Dash:
3. Jermie Walker – 6.95 (final), 7. Jermie Walker – 7.00 (prelim), 10. Chris Hill – 7.07 (prelim), 13. Christopher Carter – 7.09 (prelim), 14. Courtney Thomas – 7.10 (prelim), 19. D’Kari Smith – 7.30 (prelim)
200m Dash: 10. Chris Hill – 22.35, 14. D’Kari Smith – 22.59, 22. Alex Strong – 23.50, 23. Hayden Hampton – 23.65
400m Dash: 2. Jermie Walker – 49.217, 8. Daidren Davis – 52.60, 9. K’Den Fortune-Johnson – 55.09
800m Run: 1. Heinrich Herbst – 1:54.98
Mile Run:
6. Seth Waters – 4:24.48, 9. Alejandro Vargas – 4:36.77, 11. Jacob Oury – 4:44.42
3000m Run: 3. Bennett Pascoe – 8:43.80, 5. John Carder – 8:54.16, 6. Jallah Galimah – 9:06.40, 8. Owen Habager – 9:11.73
5000m Run: None
10000m Run: None
60m Hurdles: 3. Amari James – 8.28 (final), 4. Alex Strong – 8.35 (final), 4. Alex Strong – 8.35 (prelims), 6. Amari James – 8.40 (prelims), 9. Hayden Hampton – 9.47 (prelims)
4x400m Relay: 2. Arkansas State ‘A’ – 3:28.49, 3. Arkansas State ‘B’ – 3:32.93
4x800m Relay: None
High Jump: 1. Tiaan Steenkamp – 2.00m/6-6.75, 3. Frank Massey – 1.95m/6-4.75, 5. Hayden Hampton – 1.95m/6-4.75, 5. Alex Strong – 1.95m/6-4.75
Pole Vault: 1. Michael Carr – 5.32m/17-5.50 (meet record; ranks 10th in program history), 2. Matthew Keown – 4.70m/15-5.00
Long Jump: 1. Carter Shell – 7.39m/24-3.00 (meet record), 4. Courtney Thomas – 7.00m/22-11.75, 8. Frank Massey – 6.70m/21-11.75
Triple Jump: 3. Alex Strong – 13.88m/45-6.50, 4. Courtney Thomas – 13.30m/43-7.75
Shot Put: 3. Eron Carter – 16.08m/52-9.25, 5. LeeRoi Johnson – 15.16m/49-9.00, 6. Jermaine Anderson – 15.03m/49-3.75
Weight Throw: 2. Eron Carter – 17.55m/57-7.00, 3. LeeRoi Johnson – 16.12m/52-10.75, 6. Jermaine Anderson – 14.19m/46-6.75
Heptathlon: 8. Coleton Clifft – 4,353 points

Women
60m Dash:
1. Caitland Smith – 7.46 (final |meet record; ranks 3rd in program history), 4. Jonae Cook – 7.64 (final | ranks 6th in program history), 1. Caitland Smith – 7.53 (prelim), 5. Jonae Cook – 7.68 (prelim), 8. Osereme Erewele – 7.69 (prelim)
200m Dash: 1. Caitland Smith – 24.25 (meet record), 2. Osereme Erewele – 24.97, 11. Jonae Cook – 25.64, 12. Briana Hardiman – 25.81
400m Dash: 11. Gracee Damron – 1:00.65, 16. Nia Davis – 1:02.57
800m Run: 3. Anaelle Charles – 2:14.73, 4. Andrea Perez – 2:15.49, 5. Pauline Meyer – 2:16.27, 9. JeLynn Tatum – 2:31.70
Mile Run: None
3000m Run: 1. Madison Grimm – 10:41.35, 2. Sophia Oury – 10:53.48, 4. Megan Adams – 11:33.09
5000m Run: None
10000m Run: None
60m Hurdles: 8. Kerra Williams – DQ, 8. Kerra Williams – 9.33 (prelims), 10. Imani Udoumana – 9.38 (prelims)
4x400m Relay: 5. Arkansas State ‘A’ – 4:02.71, 6. Arkansas State ‘B’ – 4:10.38
4x800m Relay: None
High Jump: 1. Sydney Lane – 1.69m/5-6.50, 2. Megan Knowling – 1.60m/5-3.00
Pole Vault: 7. Sarah Michael – 3.50m/11-5.75, 9. Nada Buntic – 3.50m/11-5.75
Long Jump: 3. Johnaya Givens – 5.54m/18-2.25, 10. Monika Ahonen – 5.08m/16-8.00, 12. Arabriaun Mack – 4.88m/16-0.25
Triple Jump: 3. Johnaya Givens – 11.80m/38-8.75, 8. Megan Knowling – 10.98m/36-0.25, 11. Imani Udoumana – 10.88m/35-8.50
Shot Put: 1. Evangelynn Harris – 14.85m/48-8.75 (meet record | ranks 4th in program history), 3. Grace Flowers – 13.18m/43-3.00
Weight Throw: 2. Grace Flowers – 17.49m/57-4.75, 9. Hannah Higgins – 14.14m/46-4.75, 11. Evangelynn Harris – 13.77m/45-2.25
Pentathlon: 7. Allie Hensley – 3,337 points, 8. Camryn Newton-Smith – 3,148 points

Original article source: http://www.astateredwolves.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7200&ATCLID=211787032 | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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