Golden Eagles Shine to Start Outdoor Season at Tulsa Duels

Golden Eagles Shine to Start Outdoor Season at Tulsa Duels

The Basics
Event: Tulsa Duels / Hosted by University of Tulsa
Location:
 Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium / Tulsa, Okla.
Complete Results: Tulsa Duels

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts track and field teams won three events, and had the top collegiate mark in two others Saturday as the outdoor track and field season began at the Tulsa Duels.

Omeiza Akerele won both the 100m and 200m dash events on the men's side, while Jaden Purnell took the long jump title. Brittany McDonald had the top collegiate mark in the women's pole vault and Jordan Baker had the top collegiate mark in the men's discus.

News & Notes
- Akerele's pair of victories Saturday gave the junior his sixth and seventh individual race victories of his career. It was the first time he's ever competed in the 100m dash and he set a personal best in the 200m dash.

- Cameron Hilliard posted a career best 12.09 in the 100m dash for a runner-up finish.

- Brittany McDonald's vault of 3.85m (12-7.5) was the best of the junior's career, topping her previous best of 3.76m (12-4).

- After a fourth place finish at the indoor long jump, Purnell edged his career best by half an inch, winning the event with a mark of 7.00m (22-11.75).

- Saturday marked the first outdoor competition for the Golden Eagles.

Women's Top 5 Finishers
100m Dash
2ndCameron Hilliard – 12.09
4thKishel Stubbs- 12.72

200m Dash
2ndCameron Hilliard – 24.65

800m Run
5th – McKayla Roberts – 2:18.37

2,000m Steeplechase
5th – Hanna Sanchez – 7:39.65

High Jump
4th – Hosanna Wilder – 1.50m (4-11.0)

Pole Vault
2ndBrittany McDonald – 3.85m (12-7.5) *
* Top collegiate mark

Long Jump
4thAmaya Christon – 5.40m (17-8.75)
5thKishel Stubbs – 5.27 (17-3.5)

Men's Top 5 Finishers
100m Dash
1stOmeiza Akerele – 10.64
3rd – Aobakwe Malau – 10.80

200m Dash
1stOmeiza Akerele – 21.26
2nd – Aobakwe Malau – 21.55

3,000m Run
4th – Cameron Peterson – 9:32.05

110m Hurdles
3rd - Sethren Wells – 16.36
4th – Keaton Tillack – 16.79

400m Hurdles
5th – Sethren Wells – 1:00.32

Pole Vault
3rdMatt Owen – 4.65m (15-3.0)*
*2nd collegiate mark

Long Jump
1stJaden Purnell – 7.00m (22-11.75)
3rdKaleb Presley – 6.75m (22-1.75)

Discus
2nd – Jordan Baker – 37.92 (124-05)*
*Top collegiate mark

Javelin
5thAustin Simpson – 47.20m (154-10)

Up Next
ORU will continue the outdoor season March 25 as the Golden Eagles travel to Abilene, Texas, for the ACU Wes Kittley Invitational

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