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Spartans Claim Men's Pole Vault, Hammer Throw Titles At Spartan Invitational Day One

April 6, 2018

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State track & field battled trying conditions on the first day of the Spartan Invitational, placing in the top of the three events contested both at Jenison Fieldhouse and Munn Field on Friday.

Redshirt-freshman Nick Kramer threw a mark of 59.26m in the hammer throw for a new personal record, and his first title in the event. Redshirt-freshman Evan Litch placed seventh with a throw of 47.80m, a new career-best. Unattached, freshman Dan Stone collected an eighth-place finish with a throw of 47.09m.

Redshirt-senior Tim Ehrhardt continued his success in the pole vault, winning the event with a height of 5.38m. Senior Noah Gary followed in second place, clearing 5.23m, while redshirt-sophomore Nick Guerrant claimed seventh with a mark of 4.48m.

In the women's pole vault, freshman Sophia Franklin was the highest finisher out of all collegiate participants, taking third with a height of 3.95m. Competing unattached, freshman Gabriella LeRoux placed fourth with a height of 3.50m, and senior Kamie Powell finished tied for seventh, achieving a height of 3.35m. Junior Kayla Janevski tied for 10th with a mark of 3.35m. Former Spartan Lauren Chorny won the pole vault title, clearing 4.03m.

Senior Shelby Allen claimed second place in the triple jump with a mark of 12.08m, and senior Morgan Johnson finished sixth with a distance of 10.92m.On the men's side, redshirt-freshman Kharon Hall finished second with a mark of 12.48, competing for the first time in the Green and White.

Redshirt-senior Katelyn Daniels finished second in the hammer throw with a new PR of 54.26m, followed by redshirt junior Stephanie Pajot in third with a mark of 52.26m, a new career-best. Redshirt freshman Kayli Johnson followed with a career-best throw of 47.62m, and redshirt-freshman Nikole Sargent came in seventh with a personal best of 47.05m. Unattached, freshman Rebecca Mammel claimed 10th with a throw of 41.87m.

The Spartans return to action tomorrow for the second day of the Spartan Invitational, beginning with the high jump and long jump at 10 a.m. Follow MSU Track & Field on Twitter for schedule updates on tomorrow's competition.



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