Stadium Record Highlights ORU Action in Kansas

Stadium Record Highlights ORU Action in Kansas

The Basics
Event: 9th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic / Hosted by Pittsburg State
Location: Carnie Smith Stadium – Prentice Gudgen Track / Pittsburg, Kan.
Complete Results: 9th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Oral Roberts track and field team swept the men's relays and set a stadium record in the process as the Golden Eagles competed at the 9th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic Saturday.

News & Notes
- Even though the wind was 0.3 over the legal limit, Cameron Hilliard smashed her previous career best in the 100m dash, running 11.81, her first time breaking 12 seconds.

- Madolyn Palodichuk set her personal best in the 400m dash, breaking the minute mark for the first time in her freshman campaign.

- The 4x400m relay team of Kenneth James, Omeiza Akerele, Aobakwei Malau and D'Khari Hicks combined to run 3:10.31, breaking the stadium record that was set back in 2000.

Women's Top 5 Finishers
100m Dash
3rdCameron Hilliard – 11.81

400m Dash
4th – Madolyn Palodichuk – 59.02

800m Run
2nd – McKayla Roberts – 2:19.66
4th – Omega Reese – 2:21.69

5,000m Run
3rd – Hanna Sanchez – 18:49.87
5th – Madison Guenzler – 19:52.95

4x100m Relay
3rdKishel Stubbs, Mercy Abire, Amaya Christon, Cameron Hilliard – 47.00

4x400m Relay
3rd – Madolyn Palodichuk, Omega Reese, Cameron Hilliard, McKayla Roberts – 3:56.49

Pole Vault
4thBrittany McDonald – 3.77m (12-4.5) (3rd collegiate mark)

Long Jump
2ndMercy Abire – 6.00m (19-8.25)
5thAmaya Christon – 5.65m (18-6.5)

Men's Top 5 Finishers
100m Dash
3rdD'Khari Hicks – 10.50 (2nd collegiate time)

200m Dash
1stOmeiza Akerele – 21.18

4x100m Relay
1st – Aobakwe Malau, D'Khari Hicks, Jaden Purnell, Omeiza Akerele – 40.73

4x400m Relay
1st – Kenneth James, Omeiza Akerele, Aobakwe Malau, D'Khari Hicks – 3:10.31 (Meet Record)

Long Jump
5thJaden Purnell – 6.97m (22-10.5)

Up Next
The Golden Eagles will return to the track Saturday, April 22, at the John Jacobs Invitational at the University of Oklahoma.

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