ASU Track & Field Athletes Set Personal Bests Saturday

Baton Rouge, LA (ASU) – The Arkansas State track and field teams wrapped action at the LSU Relays Saturday, setting a number of personal bests while knocking off some rust in their first outdoor meet of the season.

"It was nice to get our feet wet this weekend," said ASU head coach Lon Badeaux. We had some really good performances for our first meet of the outdoor season. This will be a starting point for us and we look forward to the next few meets to lead us into conference."

Jamie Curry set a personal record in the triple jump finishing seventh in the event during second day action at the LSU Relays. Curry jumped a 38-10.25 while teammate Carolyn Lewis finished 10th in the same event at 38-5.5.

Julia Agawu also turned in a personal best performance for the Red Wolves throwing a 154-09 in the discus, taking fifth place in the event.

A-State had three women's pole vaulters finish in the top five of the event led by Stephanie Foreman who jumped 12-6.75 to finish third, Catheryn Frappier was fourth at 12-00.75 and Erica Naeger finished fifth at 11-7.

Distance runner James Ngwiri continued his string of solid performances when he posted a personal best in the 1,500 meter run finishing fourth in the event clocking a time of 3:57.30.

In the women's 1,500 ASU had three runners post top-10 finishes led by Samantha Salinas who was third to cross the finish line with a time of 4:52.37. Reilly McAtee and Dawn L'Heureaux finished back to back posting times of 4:55.01 and 4:55.49 for fifth and sixth place finishes, respectively.

ASU returns to action at the Texas Relays which will be contested Wednesday through Sunday.