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Golden Eagles Put Together Strong Weekend Showings at ISU and WSU

Golden Eagles Put Together Strong Weekend Showings at ISU and WSU

The Basics
Event: Herm Wilson Invitational
Host: Wichita State
Location: Wichita, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. - The Oral Roberts track and field team picked up seven event victories at the Herm Wilson Invitational hosted by Wichita State this weekend. 

  • Israel Nelson continues to dominate the 60 meter hurdles, picking up his fourth first-place finish of the season in the event. The sophomore from Port St. Lucie, Florida finished with a time of 7.85 seconds. His next closest opponent clocked an 8.17 time. 
  • Tamaira Williams, a Tulsa native, took the top spot in the 60 meter race with a mark of 7.55 seconds. The senior also claimed first in the 200 meter event with a time of 24.82 seconds. 
  • Junior Justin Estala won his third straight pole vault competition with a mark of 5.22 meters (17-1.50). 
  • Senior Joseph Reis-Herron picked up his third victory of the season in the 60 meter race, just missing a new personal best with a time of 6.80 seconds. 
  • Junior Tiffany Richeson tied a personal best with a mark of 4.00 meters (13-1.50) on her way to her second win of the season in the event. 
  • Omeiza Akerele also picked up a win for the Golden Eagles in the 400 meter event. The sophomore sprinter finished with a time of 48.70 seconds. 
  • Kirsten Burnett took second place in the triple jump with a mark of 12.41 meters (40-8.75). 
  • Bulawayo, Zimbabwe native Reinhard Ndlovu took third in the 400 meter race, finishing with a time of 49.39 seconds. 
  • Fellow vaulter Brittany McDonald finished just behind in third place with a vault of 3.76 meters (12-00.00). The mark also set a new personal best for the sophomore from Coleman, Oklahoma. 
  • Tulsa native Amaya Christon made her best finish of the season in the long jump with a second place finish with a mark of 5.63 meters (18-5.75). 
  • Lima, Ohio native Asher Roberts finished third in the 400 with a time of 57.66 seconds. 
  • Jaden Purnell took fifth place in the men's triple jump with a mark of 13.77 meters (45-2.25). It was the freshman's first top-5 finish of his career.

To view final results, click here.


The Basics
Event: Iowa State Classic
Host: Iowa State
Location: Ames, Iowa

AMES, Iowa - Two ORU women made a separate trek to Ames, Iowa this weekend to compete in the 400 and 800 meter races at the Iowa State Classic. 

  • Madison Reynolds, a senior from Oklahoma City, finished fourth in the 400 meter with a time of 54.59. it marked her fourth top-4 individual finish of the indoor season. 
  • Sophomore Omega Reese finished fifth in the 800 among a highly competitive field of runners. The Tonkawa, Oklahoma native finished with a mark of 2:13.59, setting a new season-best in the event.

To view final results, click here.

Up Next
The team will head to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the second time this season for the Arkansas Qualifier next weekend. 

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