Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Track & Field: OU Wins Seventeen Events at Home

The University of Oklahoma track and field team hosted the John Jacobs Invitational this weekend, and despite intermittent light rain throughout their only home event of the outdoor season, the Sooners claimed 17 victories at John Jacobs Field.

The 24-event invitational showcased student-athletes from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Grambling and Central Michigan.

The OU women boasted wins in every race they competed on the track. The Sooners won two of the five field events they participated in.

The women’s four by 100 meter dash relay team was won by Cessily Jones, Erin Jones, Alisa Jenkins and Georgina Tamez-Reyna in 46.17. Robin Ray crossed the finish line of the 1500-meter run in 5:00.62.

Freshman Ebanga Arrey had a breakout day for the Sooners as she finished first in both the 400-meter dash and 200-meter dash with a time of 58.11 and 25.70, respectively. while Erin Jones crossed the line in 11.82 seconds to take gold in the women’s 100-meter dash. Fellow freshman, Georgina Tamez-Reyna boasted a win in the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.20.

The women also displayed a great outing in the field events. Senior Karen Shrump took first place in the discus with a throw of 49.82 meters. Kate Foster followed Shrump and placed second with a throw of 48.97, while Jennifer Carmichael finished fourth at 45.90 meters.  Alexandra Morgan and Sarah Tolson finished six and seventh with throws of 45.62 meters and 44.25 meters, respectively.

In the hammer throw, redshirt freshman Sarah Tolson had a throw of 52.34 meters to earn her third place overall and the top spot for OU. Brooke Garner finished right behind Tolson at fourth with a throw of 51.94 meters as Rylee Rackley finished fifth with 50.56 meters. Kate Foster placed sixth with a throw of 50.43 meters.

In the women’s shot put event, Sooner Avione Allgood took the gold with a throw of 15.07 meters and Brooke Garner finished right behind her with a throw of 14.55 meters.

Senior Whitney Johnson was the only other Sooner woman to compete in a field event as she finished second in the long jump with a final distance of 5.24 meters.

The men’s team placed first in three of the four races they competed in on the track and a second place finish in the other. In the field events, OU claimed titles in all five events.

Senior Tre’ Lathan crossed the line with a time of 14.11 seconds in the hurdles to earn himself a first-place finish. Malcolm Wankel finished third in the 400-meter dash and Jorian Damen came in right behind him in fourth place. Freshman Daniel Mazar finished sixth.

Nathaniel Winfrey won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.16, and Ethan Baker boasted a time of 21.80 to take home the gold in the 200-meter dash.

Oklahoma boasted a great outing as well in the field events with individual first place titles in all five events it competed in.

Redshirt senior Holden Mitchell displayed a throw of 57.52 meters to take first in the hammer throw while redshirt freshman Austin Perry finished behind him in third place with a throw of 50.35 meters.

Austin Perry also competed in the men’s shot put where he finished first with a throw of 17.80 meters. Behind him in second and third were Aaron Conrad and Tyler Sergent with throws of 16.63 meters and 15.86 meters, respectively.

Kaelan Washington took first in the men’s long jump with a jump of 6.96 meters, and teammate Deon Pinder finished third with a jump of 6.57 meters.

The Sooners took first and second in the men’s triple jump. Wayne Walls claimed first with a jump of 15.02 meters. Deon Pinder finished behind him in second with a jump of 14.43 meters. Landon Sharp was the only Sooner to place in the men’s high jump and finished in first with a jump of 2.08 meters.

The Oklahoma track and field team will return to competition next weekend to compete at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas as well as in Palo Alto, Calif. to compete in the Stanford Invitational.

Women’s 4x100m Relay
1. Oklahoma (C. Jones, E. Jones, A. Jenkins, G. Tamez-Reyna), 46.17

Men’s 4x100m Relay
-- Oklahoma (R. Hendrix, K. Guillory, S. Jackson, A. Hall) DNF

Women’s 1500m Run

1. Robin Ray, R. Sr., 5:00.62

Women’s 100m Hurdles
1. Georgina Tamez-Reyna, Fr., 14.20
2. Alisa Jenkins, Jr., 14.57

Men’s 110m Hurdles
1. Tre’ Lathan, Sr., 14.11
3. Matt Wicks, Jr., 15.26

Women’s 400m Dash

1. Ebanga Arrey, Fr., 58.11

Men’s 400m Dash

3. Malcolm Wankel, So., 50.97
4. Jorian Damen, So., 51.63
6. Daniel Mazar, Fr., 52.11

Women’s 100m Dash

1. Erin Jones, Jr., 11.82

2. Cessily Jones, Fr., 11.94

Men’s 400m Hurdles
1. Nathaniel Winfrey, Sr., 53.16

Women’s 200m Dash

1. Ebanga Arrey, Fr., 25.70

Men’s 200m Dash

1. Ethan Baker, So., 21.80

Women’s Discus

1. Karen Shrump, Sr., 49.82m
2. Kate Foster, Fr., 48.97
4. Jennifer Carmichael, Fr., 45.90m
6. Alexandra Morgan, So., 45.62m
7. Sarah Tolson, Fr., 44.25m

Women’s Hammer Throw

3. Sarah Tolson, R. Fr., 52.34m
4. Brooke Garner, R. Fr., 51.94m

5. Rylee Rackley, R. So., 50.56m

6. Kate Foster, R. Fr., 50.43m

Men’s Hammer Throw

1. Holden Mitchell, R. Sr., 57.52m

3. Austin Perry, R. Fr., 50.35m

Women’s Shot Put
1. Avione Allgood, Fr., 15.07m
2. Brooke Garner, Fr., 14.55m

Men’s Shot Put
1. Austin Perry, Fr., 17.80m
2. Aaron Conrad, Sr., 16.63m
3. Tyler Sergent, So., 15.86m

Women’s Long Jump
2. Whitney Johnson, Sr., 5.24m

Men’s Long Jump
1. Kaelan Washington, Fr., 6.96m
3. Deon Pinder, Fr., 6.57m

Men’s High Jump
1. Landon Sharp, Jr., 2.08m

Men’s Triple Jump
1. Wayne Walls, Sr., 15.02
2. Deon Pinder, Fr., 14.43

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