Sunday, August 14, 2022

Track and field competes at Wildcat Invitational

The track & field squad competed in the Wildcat Invitational, hosted last Saturday by Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kan.

Johnathon Barnett finished 2nd in the 300-meter dash with a time of 36.32. This was the second straight weekend where he recorded the best time in the Roos’ history for the event. Senior Kristen Hepburn finished 3rd in the 60-meter hurdles with an 8.35 finish, while Group A, compiled of Chandler Hannah, Xavier Kenney, Josh Butler and Barnett, placed 2nd in the 4×400-meter relay (3:25.70).

Senior Jumper D.C. Okonta finished in 2nd place in the long jump, leaping to 22-04.50 (6.82 meters), while Charles Hinton placed 3rd in the triple jump with 43-03.75 (13.20 meters).

Junior Ramon Nelson led the Roos in the throwing events, finishing 3rd in the weight throw as he marked 55-07.75 (16.96 meters) and recording 2nd in the shot put with a distance of 50-04.50 (15.35 meters).

Senior Sa’Kia Taylor finished 1st in the 400-meter dash as she clocked 58.63, while Danielle Olive placed 3rd in the 300-meter event with 42.77. Sophomore Michelle Momo placed 3rd in the 60-meter dash (7.84) and 5th in the long-jump after recording a personal-best 17-06.75 (5.35 meters).

In the 600-yard run, senior sprinter Autumn Scott stormed to a 2nd-place finish with a time of 1:27.90, while sophomore Veronica Rollins recorded a personal-best time of 1:28.26, enough to take 5th in the same event.

In the 4×400-meter relay, Group A’s Briana Carter, Taylor, Scott and Rollins took 2nd, clocking 3:54.27, and Group B’s Viola Kleiser, Shanelle Williams, Olive and Momo placed 3rd at 4:05.19.

Jumper Stephany Johnson finished 2nd in the triple-jump as she reached a personal-best 39.05-00 (12.01 meters), while senior Denise Banda placed 4th in the weight throw as she marked 53-08.25 (16.36 meters).

tmartin@unews.com

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