Jonesboro, AR (A-State) – The Arkansas State track and field team won five events on Friday in day one of the Red Wolves Open at the A-State Track & Field Complex.
Junior Cristian Ravar Ladislau took the top finish in the hammer throw with a throw of 58.580m (191-11). Junior Calea Carr was the top collegiate finisher on the women’s side with a throw of 54.79m (179-09). Freshman Grace Flowers finished fourth with a mark of 49.25m (161-07).
A-State entered six individuals into the men’s long jump competition and four of the six finished in the top five. Junior Jamil Peeples finished with a top mark a leap of 7.07m (23-02.50). Freshman Coleton Clifft was second (7.02m/23-00.50), junior Jonah Wiley was third (6.91m/22-08.00), and junior David Phillips was fifth (6.53m/21-05.25). Freshmen Amari James (6.49m/21-03.50) and Hayden Hampton (6.27m/20-07.00) finished sixth and seventh, respectively.
Senior Viktoriia Sadokhina won the women’s long jump with a leap of 5.84m (19-02.00). Senior Shemiah Brooks was second with a jump of 5.78m (18-11.75) and freshman Arabriaun Mack was fourth with a mark of 5.63m (18-05.75). Junior Anette Gaskins (5th – 5.37m/17-07.50) and junior Hannah Dunderdale (6th - 5.32m/17-05.50) were also in the top-10.
On the track, A-State swept the 200-meter dashes. Junior Jaylen Bacon had a personal-best time of 20.54 seconds to easily win the event. De’Airis Weakley won the women’s event with a time of 24.34 seconds. Elijah Ross (3rd – 21.61) and Chris Hill (6th – 22.00) also finished in the top-10 of the men’s 100-meter dash while Brianna Hardiman (2nd – 24.53), Chanell O’Connor (4th – 24.85) and Gracee Damron (7th – 25.47) were top-10 on the women’s side.
Also logging top-five finishes on Friday were Jessica Weiss in the 5,000-meter run (4th – 19:44.42),Michael Carr in the pole vault (3rd - 5.07m/16-07.50), Hayden Hampton in the javelin throw (3rd – 53.09m/174-02), Chris Collins in the javelin throw (5th – 50.97m/167-03), Clint Ligon in the javelin throw (6th – 50.46m/165-07), David Phillips in javelin throw (7th – 50.36m/165-03), Coleton Clifft in javelin throw (9th – 41.15m/135-00) and Calea Carr in the javelin throw (3rd – 31.18m/102-03).
Saturday’s action is scheduled to get underway at 10:30 a.m. with the men’s shot put and men’s discus throw. The women’s pole vault, men’s high jump and men’s high jump begins at noon and action gets underway at noon on the track with the women’s 4x100-meter relay. Admission to the meet is FREE at the A-State Track & Field Complex. Any updates to the schedule due to weather will be made available via twitter @ASTATETRACK, @AStateGameday and @AStateAthletics. Live results can be followed at halfmiletiming.com.