USA’s Track and Field Both Earn Wins In Battle Of I-65
The men earned wins in all four throwing events. Adam Peterson took the top spot with a 16.23m shot put. Also in the top five were Jarrod Kedzior who finished second with a throw of 15.61m and Jeff Long who finished fourth with a throw of 15.16m.
Jan-Louw Kotze came out on top of the discus throw with a 53.17m mark with Long finished fourth with a toss of 44.93m. Renaldo Frechou took the top spot in the hammer throw with a toss of 60.71m. The Jags claimed all of the top five spots actually with Long was second with a throw of 57.96m, Patterson finishing third with a throw of 56.93m, Kedzior fourth with a toss of 55.53m and Zach Blahnik finishing fifth with a personal record toss of 55.39m competing as an unattached individual.
Robert King won the javelin throw with a personal record of 53.31m.
But it didn’t stop there for the men. They took home the top three spots in the 110-meter hurdles with Ravaughn Pope’s time of 14.88 seconds. Tyler Agee was second with 14.89s, Spencer Anderson third with 15.50s. Anderson also took home the top spot in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.45 seconds.
Mark Watts came in first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.87s as teammate Michael Smith finishing second with a time of 49.04s. Michael Pienaar took the top spot in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.05 with Justin Housley finishing second with a time of 1:57.22.
Jaylon Holt’s 14.55m triple jump was good for first place with Tyson Berron taking second with a 13.77m jump and Lezyon Legarde took third with a 13.58m leap. Legarde took the top spot in the long jump with a 6.74m mark. Holt also finished second in the long jump with a 6.71m jump.
Holt finished second in the high jump with a 2.04m jump that was just shy of equally his personal record.
Cameron Ellis set a new personal record in the mile run to take first place with a time of 4:19.68.
The men won each of the relay races. The 4×100-meter relay saw Tevin Barnett, Holt, Legarde and Smith teaming up for a 42.27s time. The 400-meter relay saw Watts, Barnett, Agee and Smith clock in at 3:22.88.
In all the men won 13 events and gathered 107 total points to crush second place Samford (40pts) and Alabama State (16pts).
For the Women, Leah Hixon set a new personal record in Javelin with a 48.42m throw to take first place. Noelle JOnes also recorded a personal record of 46.42m for second place and Ashton Pennington took fourth with a 40.24m mark.
Tasha Russell took the 100-meter dash with a 14.28s run with Jones coming in second with a 14.35s run.
Phoebe Dowson took first place in the discus throw with a 44.88m toss. Bobbie Williamson finished third with a 39.85m mark and Morgan Jones finished fourth with a 39.83m mark. Williamson finished second in the hammer throw as well with a 56.04 toss.
Tori Lawson won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:17.37 with Shannen Weyer finishing third with a time of 10:39.23. Joanna McCoy finished third in the women’s mile run with a time of 5:09.39 to lead the team.
In all the women won five events and finished with 74 points as Samford came in second with 68 points and Alabama State in third with 34 points.
The team travels to Tuscaloosa on Friday and Saturday for the Alabama Relays.