2018-19 ORU Track and Field News

  • Owen Posts Career Best to Highlight Final Day of KU Relays
    April 20, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams continued to trend in the right direction as the Golden Eagles added two more top finishes among the collegiate athletes at the 2019 KU Relays, Saturday.
  • Purnell’s Career Best Leads ORU at KU Relays
    April 19, 2019
    Competing against professionals and some of the top collegiate athletes in the nation, the Oral Roberts track and field teams posted a number of top performances Friday at the 2019 KU Relays.
  • Purnell's Career Best Leads ORU at KU Relays
    April 19, 2019
    Competing against professionals and some of the top collegiate athletes in the nation, the Oral Roberts track and field teams posted a number of top performances Friday at the 2019 KU Relays.
  • Purnell Earns Summit League Athlete of the Week Honors
    April 16, 2019
    Oral Roberts senior Jaden Purnell and South Dakota sophomore Landon Kemp secured this week’s outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors. This is the first weekly award of the season for both Purnell and Kemp.
  • Golden Eagles Shine at Arkansas' John McDonnell Invitational
    April 12, 2019
    Including a sweep from Jaden Purnell in the jump events, the Oral Roberts track and field teams had the top collegiate mark in four different events, Friday, at the John McDonnell Invitational, hosted by the University of Arkansas.
  • ORU Claims Four More Wins at Jim Mize Invitational
    April 06, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams posted eight team season bests and crowned four more champions, Saturday, as action concluded at the Jim Mize Invitational, hosted by Louisiana Tech.
  • ORU Sweeps Pole Vault to Start Jim Mize Invitational
    April 05, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams swept the pole vault competitions, and crowned three champions on the first day of the Jim Mize Invitational, hosted by Louisiana Tech, Friday.
  • 2019 ORU Invitational Highlights
    April 02, 2019
    Did you miss the 2019 ORU Invitational? Catch up here with highlights from the event.
  • ORU Invitational – Final Results; Golden Eagles Claim Six Victories Saturday
    March 30, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams claimed five individual wins as well as a victory in the women’s 4x100-meter relay, Saturday, on the final day of the 2019 ORU Invitational.
  • ORU Invitational - Day 1 Results; Dial, Wilder Start Action for Golden Eagles
    March 29, 2019
    Morning storms delayed the start, but the teams were able to get through the six scheduled events Friday as action began at the 2019 ORU Invitational.
  • Golden Eagles Set to Host 2019 ORU Invitational Track Meet
    March 28, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams will host the 2019 ORU Invitational this weekend at the ONEOK Sports Complex on the ORU campus. The meet begins Friday at 10 a.m. and continues through Saturday. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
  • Wells Chosen as Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
    March 20, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts sprinter Sasha Wells was chosen as The Summit League's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year in a vote by the league's head coaches for her outstanding performances throughout the indoor track and field season.
  • ORU Track Adds Pair of Transfers
    March 15, 2019
    Oral Roberts Head Track and Field Coach Joe Dial has announced the signing of a pair of transfers in Shalom Keller and Devin Simon.
  • Wells Named to Academic All-Summit League Team
    March 13, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts' Sasha Wells was one of 24 Summit League indoor track and field student-athletes selected to the 2019 Academic All-League Team Wednesday. Student-athletes were chosen for the accolade based on their academic and athletic performances this past season.
  • Purnell Caps Indoor Career as NCAA All-American Placing 13th
    March 09, 2019
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Jaden Purnell finished a brilliant indoor season for the Oral Roberts track and field team earning Second Team All-American honors Saturday in the triple jump during the 2019 NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex.
  • ORU Outdoor Track Picked Third in Preseason Poll
    March 08, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams were each picked to finish third during the outdoor season, it was announced with the release of The Summit League’s Outdoor Track and Field preseason poll, Friday.
  • Choate, Grigsby Selected for NCAA Leadership Forum
    February 28, 2019
    Senior Bryce Choate (track & field) and junior Tatum Grigsby (women’s soccer) have been selected to represent Oral Roberts University, and The Summit League, at the 2019 NCAA Leadership Forum this April in Orlando, Florida.
  • Purnell Qualifies for Trip to NCAA Indoor Championships
    February 28, 2019
    TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts track and field's Jaden Purnell will represent the Golden Eagles at the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships March 8-9 in Birmingham, Alabama, as he will compete in the triple jump Saturday at 5 p.m.
  • Eleven All-League Honorees for ORU Indoor Track and Field
    February 26, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Summit League officially announced the 2019 Indoor Track & Field All-League team Tuesday, with a total of 104 student-athletes earning recognition for their performances during the championships, including 11 representing Oral Roberts.
  • Wells, Dormeus Pace #ORUTF at Summit League Championship
    February 23, 2019
    BROOKINGS, S.D. – With nine individual and relay titles, the Oral Roberts track and field team put the finishing touches on the 2019 Summit League Indoor Championships Presented by Air Force Special Ops Saturday at Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.
  • Wells' Record Caps Day One at Summit League Championships
    February 22, 2019
    BROOKINGS, S.D. – Backed by another record-breaking performance from Sasha Wells, the Oral Roberts track and field team closed day one of the 2019 Summit League Indoor Championships Friday at Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex.
  • #ORUTF Set for Summit League Indoor Championships
    February 20, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2019 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships Presented by the U.S. Air Force Special Operations will be hosted Friday and Saturday at the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex in Brookings, South Dakota. This is the second time in league history that the Jackrabbits have hosted the indoor championships, the first being the 2017 event.
  • Purnell Claims Triple Jump Title at Arkansas Qualifier
    February 15, 2019
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jaden Purnell was the only competitor for the Oral Roberts track and field team Friday during the Arkansas Qualifier, but did not disappoint, winning the men's triple jump inside the Randal Tyson Track Center.
  • ORU Track Signs OKC Sprinter Jackson
    February 12, 2019
    Oral Roberts Head Track and Field Coach Joe Dial has announced the signing of Kevin Jackson, Jr., out of Midwest City High School in Oklahoma City.
  • Wells' Record Highlights Hurdler Dominance at Indoor Gorilla Classic
    February 09, 2019
    PITTSBURG, Kan. – Sasha Wells used an Oral Roberts record-breaking time of 8.48 seconds to win the 60 meter hurdles and was joined by Israel Nelson to sweep the hurdles Saturday at the 4th Annual Indoor Gorilla Classic.
  • #ORUTF Finishes Opening Day at Indoor Gorilla Classic
    February 08, 2019
    PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Oral Roberts track and field team capped the opening day of the 4th Annual Indoor Gorilla Classic Friday at the Robert W. Plaster Center.
  • Purnell's Record-Breaking Leap Highlights J.D. Martin Invite
    February 02, 2019
    NORMAN, Okla. – On his sixth and final leap in the triple jump, Jaden Purnell shattered his Oral Roberts record Saturday for the track and field team during the J.D. Martin Invitational hosted by the University of Oklahoma.
  • Golden Eagles Cap Busy Weekend at Mark Colligan Memorial
    January 26, 2019
    LINCOLN, Neb. – The Oral Roberts track and field team capped its busy weekend winning three times Saturday during the Mark Colligan Memorial hosted by the University of Nebraska at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
  • Three Titles Pace #ORUTF at Prairie Wolf Invite
    January 25, 2019
    LINCOLN, Neb. – Led by Matt Owen, Brad Dormeus and Christina Ollison's event titles, the Oral Roberts track and field teams closed its first of two weekend meets Friday during the Prairie Wolf Indoor Invitational hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan. The limited squad competed inside the University of Nebraska's Bob Devaney Sports Center.
  • Strong Showing for ORU Track and Field at Arkansas Invitational
    January 11, 2019
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts track and field teams posted four event titles Friday during the Arkansas Invitational on its way to a strong showing inside the Randal Tyson Track Center.
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