Event: The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships / Hosted by South Dakota State
Location: Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex / Brookings, S.D.
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.
News and Notes
-ORU is currently in fourth place for the men with 11 team points, while the women closed the opening day in eighth place totaling one team point.
-Wells broke her own school record in the 60 meter hurdles for the second time this season as the sophomore posted a time of 8.41 registering the best preliminary time Friday, while matching the meet record in the process.
-The Golden Eagles dominated the prelims in the women's 200 meter dash turning in the four fastest times of the day as all four broke the 25-second mark. Kayvon Stubbs led the way at 24.55 with three of her teammates in close pursuit for the top four spots heading into tomorrow's finals.
-Emmanuel Mwewa topped the field in the 400 meter dash prelims with Brad Dormeus right behind with the second-fastest time. The pair also advanced to the finals in the 200 meter dash, while Israel Nelson has the top mark in the 60 meter hurdles.
Men's Top-Five Finishers
Long Jump Finals
6 – Jaden Purnell – 7.20m (23-7.5)
Pole Vault Finals
4 – Matt Owen – 5.01m (16-5.25)
Distance Medley Relay Finals
6 – Tyler Arrington, Braden Clapp, Zadziso Kamhara, Joseph Jurkovich – 11:38.91
800m Run Prelims
4 – Bryce Choate – 1:53.13
60m Hurdles Prelims
1 – Israel Nelson – 8.05
400m Dash Prelims
2 – Christina Ollison – 56.78
The Golden Eagles close the weekend championships Saturday with the completion of The Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships.
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