Red Wolves Win Five Events At Joey Haines Invitational

JONESBORO, Ark. (ASU) – The Arkansas State track & field teams continued outdoor action at Southeast Missouri State competing in the Joey Haines Invitational Saturday. During the competition the Red Wolves posted five first-place finishes.

Julia Agawu picked up wins in the discus and the hammer throw with throws of 50.55 and 51.27m, respectively. Rachel Taylor placed fifth in the discus at 41.18m and was eighth in the hammer at 39.65m.

Corwin Pace won the men's discus at 49.66m while Chris Nicasio was second at 48.92m. Tyler Lingo was sixth at 46.88m. ASU also picked up a win in the men's shot put as Richard Chavez had a throw of 18.43m while Pace was sixth at 15.96m. Nicasio posted another second-place finish in the men's hammer throw at 55.67m, while Chavez was third at 54.68.

Allyson Perry won the 400m hurdles at 1:04.21 while Kelsey Bean was third at 1:05.50. In the men's 400m hurdles, Greg Phillips was third in 56.30.

Kim Ludick was third in the women's javelin and fifth in the shot put with throws of 36.91 and 14.05m, respectively. LaKeitha Minter posted a sixth place finish in the javelin at 28.85m, Agawu was seventh in the shot put at 13.67m.

Solomon Williams picked up two second-place finishes with a triple jump of 14.31m and a time of 14.53 in the men's 110 hurdles. Charlie Stender was fifth at 15.29 in the 110 hurdles, while Greg Phillips was seventh at 16.49. Williams also placed sixth in the long jump at 6.28m.

Shane Heathcock finished third in the men's pole vault with a jump of 4.72m. In the women's pole vault, Courtney Briney was sixth at 3.05m, while Laterica Thomas was seventh at 2.90m.
Bailey Bunyan was third in the men's 1500m with a time of 4:00.78. On the women's side Kristina Aubert was fifth in the 1500m at 4:44.19 and Tilda Helgesson was seventh at 4:46.91. In the men's 5K, Zak Bowling placed sixth at 16:46.19.

Joey Meyer was third in the men's 100 meter with a time of 10.82 while Justin Whitfield was fifth at 11.09. Kanesha Hicks finished the women's 100 hurdles in fourth at 15.14 while Laterica Thomas was seventh at 16.75.

ASU returns to action at the MSU Jace Lacoste Invitational on Friday in Starkville, Miss.