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Sharika Nelvis sets records at ASU Kickoff Klassic

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The Arkansas State men's and women's indoor track and field teams collected 14 first place finishes at the ASU Kickoff Klassic at the Convocation Center on Sunday afternoon.

Junior Sharika Nelvis set an ASU women's indoor record in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.86 in the 55-meter dash, breaking her previous record of 6.89 which was set last year. The time was also an ASU Kickoff Klassic record. In the 55-meter hurdles she finished with a time of 7.80 which was also an ASU Kickoff Klassic record.

Julia Agawu also set a new ASU indoor record with a throw of 63-04.25 in the women's weight throw, breaking her previous mark of 60-1.75 which was set in 2011. ASU's Kim Ludick also finished fourth in the event with a throw of 44.11.75.

Emenderlyn Iwuji finished second in the women's 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.21, while Alecia Dodds was fourth with a time of 8.42.

In the women's high jump, Jessica Otto finished with fourth with a jump of 5-03.75, while Savannah Hutchinson was sixth with a height of 5.03.75.

In the women's mile run, Samantha Salina was second with a time of 5:10.40, while Abbey Dixon finished fifth with a time of 5:28.12.

Kelsey Bean brought home a fourth place finish in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:00.45, while Charlotte Williams was sixth (1:00.78) and Jessica Maggio was eighth (1:01.18).

Iwuji finished second in the women's long jump with a jump of 18-04.50, while Agawu was first in the women's shot put with a throw of 45-06.25, which is the third longest in ASU women's indoor track and field history. Ludick was fourth in the event with a throw of 42-02.75. Iwuji also finished first in the women's triple with a leap of 38-07.50.

Stephanie Foreman won the women's pole vault competing unattached with a vault of 13-03.75, while ASU's Taylor Swanson was second with a height of 12-00.00. Alexandra Pesvtsova was fourth with a vault of 11-06.25.

Samantha Salinas won the women's 3000 meter race with a time of 10:17.38, while Rexi Parcells was fourth with a time of 10:22.64. Tilda Helgesson added an eighth-place finish with a time of 10:44.91.

In the 4x400 relay race, the team of Shakeria Marshall, Kelsey Bean, Jamie Curry and Alexandra Pevtsova finished fifth with a time of 4:05.24.

In the men's events, Richard Chavez took home first place in the shot put with a throw of 56-03.00, while Chris Nicasio was second with a 53-06.50. A-State's Tyler Lingo followed in third place with a throw of 50-09.50 and Corwin pace was fourth with a throw of 50.04.00.

ASU swept to the top six places in the men's 55-meter hurdles. Solomon Williams finished first with a time of 7.40, followed by Charl Stander (7.65), Ethan Turpen (7.75), William Oliver (7.82), Billy Ellis (7.91) and Thomas Ligon (8.38).

Oliver won first in the men's long jump with a leap of 24.01.75, while Foster Ngowe was fourth with a jump of 22-08.00.

Ethan Sandusky won the men's pole with a height of 17-01.00, while teammate Shane Heathcock was second with a vault of 16-09.25. John Ellis finished fourth with a vault of 15-11.25.

The Red Wolves took home first and second in the men's weight throw. Nicasio won the event with a throw of 62-08.50 and Chavez was second with a 60-07.75. John Roach added a fourth place finish for A-State with a throw of 51-03.00

Justin Whitfield finished second in the men's 55-meter dash with a time of 6.37, while Jesse Duvall was A-State's top finisher in the mile run with a time of 4:34.64 to finish in 10th.

Joseph Meyer won first in the men's 400 meter dash with a time of 48.00, while Kashef Daniel won the men's high jump with lead of 6-07.50, while Turpen was second with a leap of 6-05.50.

In the 800 meter run, Richard Williams finished fifth (2:00.22), while Robert Lanier was sixth (2:00.52).

In the men's triple jump, Foster Ngowe was fourth with a jump of 44-03.50, while Justin Whitfield was fourth with a 22.28 in the 200 meter dash.

A-State brought home second place in the 4x400 relay race. The team of Meyer, Ngowe, Greg Phillips and Richard Williams finished the race in 3.23.19, while the team of Oliver, Ligon, Turpen and Heathcock finished fifth with a time of 3.26.43.

ASU will next compete at the Eastern Illinois Big Meet in Charleston, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 19.

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