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).