A first-place showing by Arkansas State University's Tyler Lingo in the men's discus this Friday (April 12) highlighted the Red Wolves' performance on the second day of the University of Tennessee's 47th annual Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.
Lingo recorded a personal career-best and a 2013 ASU outdoor season best of 166-02.09 (50.65m) in the discus at UT's Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium to claim top honors among 17 event participants who had a qualifying distance recorded. Lingo's prior top mark was 160-11.50 (49.60m) set at the Memphis Invitational during the 2011 outdoor season (April 30). Those individuals with the top nine marks in the preliminaries at the non-scoring Sea Ray Relays qualified for the finals and each finalist was allowed three attempts.
Arkansas State had three athletes place in the shot put with junior Richard Chavez's toss of 54-00.81 (16.48m) earning him 14th-place honors. Junior Chris Nicasio, the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track Men's Field Athlete of the Week this week (April 10), finished four places in back of Chavez in 18th place as a result of tallying a 51-03.36 (15.63m)mark. Tyler Lingo rounded out the ASU's individual placings in the event with a 47-10.02 (14.58m) effort to claim 22nd place.
For the A-State women, junior Kim (Ludick) Raath captured fifth place in the javelin throw as she posted a mark of114-10.73 (35.02m).
The final day of the 47th annual Sea Ray Relays will begin this Saturday (April 13) at 11 a.m. (CT) with the women's invitational discus. The men's invitational discus gets underway at 12:30 p.m. (CT) while the women's shot put commences at 1:30 p.m. (CT). The men's javelin will wrap up the field events with a 2 p.m. (CT) start time.
47th annual Sea Ray Relays – Day 2
1. Tyler Lingo, 166-02.09 (50.65m)
14. Richard Chavez, 54-00.81 (16.48m)
18. Chris Nicasio, 51-03.36 (15.63m)
22. Tyler Lingo, 47-10.02 (14.58m)
5. Kim (Ludick) Raath, 114-10.73 (35.02m)