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200m Record Falls at Pittsburg State

200m Record Falls at Pittsburg State

The Basics
Event: 8th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic – Hosted by Pittsburg State
 Carnie Smith Stadium – Pittsburg, Kan.
Complete Results: David Suenram Gorilla Classic

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Oral Roberts women's 200m record had stood since 1994 until Saturday when two Golden Eagles bested that time. The new school record highlighted the day of action at the 8th Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic.

News & Notes
- ORU's women's 200m record of 23.78 had belonged to Sophia Brown since 1994. On Saturday, Tamaira Williams broke that mark, only to be beaten out by her teammate Madison Reynolds, who will go down as the new school record holder in the event.  

- The 200m record is the second school record to go down this year after the women's 4x100m relay team took down the school mark at the Texas Tech meet earlier in the season.

- Reynolds also won the 400m dash, setting a new stadium record at 53.48.

- ORU won five events, but had the top collegiate mark in three other events.

- The men's 4x100m relay team ran a season best 40.40, less than one second off the school record in the event.

- ORU set 21 season or career bests on Saturday.

Men's Top Finishers
100m Dash
2ndJoseph Reis-Herron – 10.51 (Season best/top collegiate mark)
5thMichael Burns – 10.71 (Career best)

200m Dash
2ndD'Khari Hicks – 21.15 (Season best)

400m Dash
2ndOmeiza Akerele – 47.05 (Career best/top collegiate mark)

110m Hurdles
2ndIsrael Nelson – 13.99 (Career best/top collegiate mark)

4x100m Relay
1st – Michael Burns, D'Khari Hicks, Joseph Reis-Herron, Omeiza Akerele – 40.40 (Season best)
5thRaphael Chihambakwe, Reinhard Ndlovu, Kenneth James, Israel Nelson – 41.60

4x400m Relay
1st – Omeiza Akerele, D'Khari Hicks, Kenneth James, Reinhard Ndlovu – 3:14.45

Pole Vault
2ndJustin Estala – 5.02m (16-5.5)
4th – Matt Owen – 4.92m (16-1.75) (Career best)
5thJack Stockstill – 4.72m (15-5.75) (Career best)

Long Jump
3rdTristan James – 7.24m (23-9.0)

Triple Jump
2ndJaden Purnell – 13.68m (44-10.75)
3rd – Michael Burns – 13.50m (44-3.5)

High Jump
2nd - Takudzwa Muchichwa – 2.03m (6-8.00) (Career best)

Women's Top Finishers
100m Dash
1st – Tamaira Williams – 11.53 (Career best)

200m Dash
1st – Madison Reynolds – 23.47 (Career best/school record)
2nd – Tamaira Williams – 23.68 (Career best)

400m Dash
1st – Madison Reynolds – 53.48

800m Dash
3rd – Omega Reese – 2:14.76

4x400m Relay
2ndAlexis Flores, Omega Reese, Destanie Thomas, Madison Reynolds – 4:00.67

3,000m Steeplechase
4th – Destanie Thomas – 13:17.26

Pole Vault
T6thBrittany McDonald – 3.57m (Season best/4th collegiate mark)
T6thTiffany Richeson – 3.57m (4th collegiate mark)

Long Jump
4thAmaya Christon – 5.74m (18-10.0) (Career best)

Up Next
ORU will travel next weekend to the John Jacobs Invitational hosted by OU.  

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