Track And Field Continues To Post PRs At Missouri Invitational

first_img Complete Results (HTML) 200 Meters11. Mariah Crawford, 26.2514. Ebele Okoye, 26.4719. Kaylen Rettig, 26.85 Mile5. Mykaela Cole, 5:19.408. Morgan Garcia, 5:25.73 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)2. Victoria Coombe, 8.979. Bryce Lang, 9.82 On the track for the women, Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) was third in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.09. Prior to that, she ran the second-fastest time in the preliminary heats with a personal best time of 8.97.”Tori [Coombe] has been looking good all week at practice and with Mary [Young] being off this week, she had a chance to lead our hurdlers and she did just that with a personal best in the prelims,” Bennett added. “She executed everything right and the time showed that.” Kayla Giuliano (Lake In The Hills, Ill.) also recorded an indoor personal best in the 800 meters with a second-place time of 2:19.18 to lead three Bulldogs in the top 10 as she was followed by Danielle Griesbaum (Lake Villa, Ill.) and Meghan Kearney (Kansas City, Mo.) in third and ninth places, respectively.”Meghan [Kearney] gets the spotlight of the meet tonight,” Bennett said. “She got tripped up and fell half way through her 800-meter race. I think everybody watching would have been ok with her not finishing, but she got up and sprinted the rest of the race. That’s demonstrating the Bulldog Way and our team’s mindset. I could have not been more proud of her.”In the longer distances, freshmen Mykaela Cole (Urbandale, Iowa) and Morgan Garcia (Marion, Iowa), were fifth and eighth in the mile. Christina LeMunyon (Overland Park, Kan.) finished second in the pole vault with an indoor personal best of 10-6.25, the fifth-best indoor mark in school history. 400 Meters3. Bas Van Leersum, 49.2815. Dominic Lombardi, 52.1315. Blair Barrow, 52.1321. Nihad Ejubovic, 54.60 4×400-Meter Relay3. Ahmed-Green, Rettig, Crawford, Okoye, 3:57.836. Giuliano, Kearney, Nicholson, Garcia, 4:11.02 Mile15. Kyle Cass, 4:34.7618. Kyle Brandt, 4:36.21 Drake Individual Men’s Results60 Meters (Prelims)17. Caulin Graves, 7.1022. Deonne Witherspoon, 7.13 Story Links 800 Meters3. George Webb, 1:57.257. Cory Erickson, 1:59.729. Xavier Lechleitner, 2:00.06 High Jump3. Forest Moses, 6-4.75 60-Meter Hurdles (Final)3. Victoria Coombe, 9.09 Pole Vault2. Christina LeMunyon, 10-6.25 Competing against programs such as Missouri, Missouri State, Southeast Missouri State, SIU Edwardsville and a bevy of other Midwestern teams, the Bulldogs also recorded 31 top-10 finishes with some of the team’s top competitors taking the week off from competition.”Today’s meet was a great marker to see how we as a team would fair with a short training week,” said co-interim head coach LaRon Bennett. “We were excited to see how we would fare against SEC and some of the top junior college programs in the nation. We train with the mindset that we can compete against anybody in the country, and I think tonight Drake answered that challenge.” In the jumps, Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) continued to perform well by winning the women’s triple jump with a mark of 40-8.25 that was just 1.25 inches off of her personal best, which ranks second all-time in the Drake record books. She was also eighth in the long jump. 200 Meters6. Bas Van Leersum, 22.448. Caulin Graves, 22.5818. Hudson Priebe, 23.0926. Deonne Witherspoon, 23.4429. Nihad Ejubovic, 23.9031. Tyler Zak, 23.97 Long Jump8. Tyler Zak, 20-6.25center_img Drake Individual Women’s Results60 Meters9. Mariah Crawford, 7.87 Weight Throw7. Michael Dolan, 49-5 Pole Vault7. Erik Olson, 13-7 Meanwhile in the 800 meters, the Bulldogs had three runners in the top 10 with senior George Webb (Morton Grove, Ill.) finishing third in 1:57.25 while junior Cory Erickson (Duluth, Minn.) was seventh with a personal best of 1:59.72. Earlier in the evening, Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) was third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.30, just two one-hundreths of second off his personal best. Dominic Lombardi (Columbus, Ohio) was sixth in the event with a personal best of 8.44.”Overall, we had great performances from both the men and women,” Bennett said. “I couldn’t be more proud of them on how they competed from the first race to the last race. This team is special and I’m excited to see what next week at UNI will bring.”The Bulldogs continue their season next weekend in Cedar Falls, Iowa, to compete in the Jack Jennette and Mark Messersmith Invitationals Jan. 27-28. The men were led by a pair of top-10 finishes from All-MVC competitor Bas Van Leersum (Zandaam, The Netherlands). Primarily a 400-meter hurdles specialist, Van Leersum was third in the 400 meters in 49.28 and sixth in the 200 meters in 22.44.”Bas showed his range by dropping down and running the 200,” Bennett said. “With a PR in this event and finishing 3rd in the 400, he continues to prove to be a challenge for anyone on the track.” 400 Meters5. Rai Ahmed-Green, 58.319. Ebele Okoye, 1:00.8912. Victoria Coombe, 1:01.3913. Kaylen Rettig, 1:01.4720. Bryce Lang, 1:03.35 800 Meters2. Kayla Giuliano, 2:19.983. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:23.609. Meghan Kearney, 2:27.6615. Paige Nicholson, 2:28.96 Complete Results (PDF) Nine members of the Drake University men’s and women’s track and field teams set 10 personal bests on Friday evening at the Missouri Invitational while others nearly recorded career performances in what was for many, just their second competition of the indoor season. 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)3. Hudson Priebe, 8.436. Dominic Lombardi, 8.55 4×400-Meter Relay6. Webb, Cozine, Lechleitner, Bognar, 3:31.909. Ejubovic, Lombardi, Zak, Priebe, 3:32.45 Long Jump7. Brittani Griesbaum. 17-5.58. Taryn Rolle, 17-5.25 60-Meter Hurdles (Final)3. Hudson Priebe, 8.306. Dominic Lombardi, 8.44 High Jump4. Tamar Mosby, 5-37. Taylor Patton, 5-1 Triple Jump1. Taryn Rolle, 40-8.25  Print Friendly Versionlast_img