Event: Rock Chalk Classic / Hosted by Kansas
Location: Rock Chalk Park / Lawrence, Kan.
Complete Results: Rock Chalk Classic
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Omeiza Akerele won the 400m dash and the Oral Roberts University 4x100m relay team was 0.01 seconds away from another championship Friday as the Golden Eagles competed in the Rock Chalk Classic. The meet, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, was moved to Friday to avoid predicted rain in the area.
News & Notes
- Akerele's winning time of 47.27 was his fastest of the season and the best by a Golden Eagle this season. Dominique James also ran his best time of the year in the event at 49.39.
- Caleb Turnbow clocked in at 16:53.86 in the 5k, his best mark of the year to finish sixth.
- Hanna Sanchez ran the fastest time by a Golden Eagle this year in the women's 5k finishing eighth in a time of 18:35.94.
- Freshman Madolyn Palodichuk dropped nearly two seconds off her time in the 400m hurdles from a week ago, running a season best 1:10.85.
- Erica Baker smashed her personal best in the discus, tossing it 38.19m, nearly four meters better than her previous best from last month.
Women's Top 5 Finishers
2nd – Cameron Hilliard – 11.86
4th – Cameron Hilliard – 24.37
5th – Madolyn Palogichuk – 1:10.85
5th – Brittany McDonald – 3.68m (12-0.75)
4th – Amaya Christon – 5.44m (17-10.25)
Men's Top 5 Finishers
2nd – Aobakwe Malau – 10.63
2nd – D'Khari Hicks – 21.23
1st – Omeiza Akerele – 47.27
4th – Keaton Tillack – 15.86
5th – Sethren Wells – 15.95
3rd – Joshua Lee – 9:47.97
3rd – Jaden Purnell – 14.28m (46-10.25)
5th – Joseph Hutchins – 12.75m (41-10)
4th – Austin Simpson – 45.15m (148-1)
The final meet of the regular season will be next Friday at the Arkansas Twilight in Fayetteville May 5 before going to The Summit League Championship May 11.
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