Track & Field
Polytan, Al Owens Classic on tap for this weekend
April 19, 2012
Polytan Invitational |Schedule of Events| Heat Sheets
Last Week at the Jesse Owens Classic…
Junior Derik Peterman had a career day for MSU, tying three other competitors for first place in the pole vault. 5.05 meters was the highest mark met by Peterman, Heath Nickles and Cody Marshall of Ohio State, and Max Babits of Eastern Michigan.
In the women’s 1500 meters, Sara Kroll was Michigan State’s top performer with a first-place time of 4:25.65.
At the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational…
The Spartans earned ten event victories on the women’s side and four event victories on the men’s side.
In distance, Joe Banyai took the top spot in the men’s 800 meters. His time of 1:52.45 is the best outdoor mark of the season in the event for Michigan State. Teammate and true freshman Reed Payant notched his first career victory with a time of 3:56.15 in the men’s 1500 meters.
Michigan State claimed both jumping events on the men’s and women’s side. Isaac Marshall won the long jump with a distance of 7.16 meters and Jarred Gambrell took top honors in the triple jump at 15.18 meters. For the women, Katie Guikema was the top finisher in the long jump (5.68 meters) while Chanel Payne was the lone competitor in the triple jump (10.88 meters).
In sprints, Noriah Williams clocked in the best time of the day in the 200 meters with 26.18. Chelsea Ross was the winner in the 110 hurdles at 14.78.
In throws, Kelsey Prena was a dual winner in the shot put (12.70 meters) and discus (45.21 meters). Fellow thrower Theresa O’Leary placed first in the javelin at 37.45 meters.
Women’s distance notched three victories with Olivia Sydow in the 5000 meters (17:38.32), Becky Penneau in the 1500 meters (4:45.74), and Meggan Freeland in the 3000 meter steeplechase (11:13.19).
• 1000 meters
• Shot Put
• 60-meter Hurdles
• 500 meters
• 600 meters
• 3000 meters
• Triple Jump
• High Jump
* - Athlete is no longer with the program.
Honorable Mention honors went to Senior Becca Buchholtz (high jump).
Beth Rohl earned a bronze in women's weight throw. Rohl has three career indoor medals, including a Big Ten title in 2009 and a second-place finish in 2011. Newcomer Brittany Lewis won the silver in the women's 600-meter finals, shattering the school-record and her own Canadian Junior Women's record in the process. Sophomore Ashley Stacey earned her second career medal with a bronze in the women's long jump finals while freshman Tori Franklin earned her first career medal with a silver in the triple jump.
The lone medal winner for the men was Redshirt Sophomore Zack Hill who won the bronze in the shot put. Hill placed second in the same event at the Big Ten Indoor Championships last season.
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