Jonesboro, AR (A-State) – The Arkansas State track and field team won 10 events on Saturday to conclude the Red Wolves open at the A-State Track & Field Complex with 15 events won.
Senior thrower Erin Farmer best her school record in the shot put to win the event. She posted two throws over 18.00m for the first time in her career. Her best mark on the day was 18.11m (59-05.00) to move up to No. 3 nationally. Junior Calea Carr finished third (14.21m/46-07.50) and freshman Grace Flowers was eighth (12.83m/42-01.25). Carr won the discus throw competition with a mark of 51.16m (167-10.00). Flowers was fourth in the discus 42.26m (138-08) and freshman Danielle Lorenz finished sixth with a mark of 37.80m (124-00).
Junior Tiaan Steenkamp took the top finish in the men’s high jump with a clearance of 1.98m (6-06.00). Freshman Chase Riley was third (1.88m/6-02.00), senior Clint Ligon was fifth (1.88m/6-02.00) and junior David Phillips was seventh (1.83m/6-00.00). Junior Darragh May took the top finish in the women’s high jump with a clearance of 1.64m (5-04.50) and freshman Nada Buntic was fourth with a jump of 1.49m (4-10.50).
A-State also swept the triple jump competitions with Viktoriia Sadokhina and Amari James taking the honors. Sadokhina took the top spot with a leap of 12.90m (42-04.00) and was joined in the top five by fifth place Arabriaun Mack (11.15m/36-07.00). James won the men’s triple jump with a leap of 14.00m (45-11.25).
A-State produced the top five finishers in the 100-meter hurdles. Senior Shemiah Brooks led the field with a time of 13.83 and senior Samone Thompson was second in 14.16. Rounding out the top five were junior Darragh May (14.16), junior Trevene Cowan (14.56) and junior Hannah Dunderdale (14.72). Amari James took second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.60 seconds with Hayden Hampton (15.47) and Coleton Clifft (16.84) finishing fifth and sixth, respectively.
The Red Wolves had the top finishers in the 400-meter hurdles as well. Sophomore Gracee Damron won the women’s competition with a personal-best time of 1:02.03. A-State also had Samone Thompson (1:04.46) and Trevene Cowan (1:04.61) finish second and third, respectively. Freshman Nick Hilson won the men’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.90 seconds.
The Red Wolves had the top three finishers in the 1,500-meter run and four of the top five. Freshman Sammy Brainard placed first with a time of 4:53.54 and had sophomore Rebecca Eldien (4:56.37) and junior Brianne Van Voorhis (4:57.45) on her heels. Freshman Hannah Shelby finished fifth in 5:05.33.
Also earning top-10 finishes were; De’Airis Weakley in the 100-meter dash (11.89), Sarah Michael in pole vault (3rd – 3.56m/11-08.00), Lucianne Burner in pole vault (4th – 3.41m/11-02.25), Elizabeth Gillette in the 3,000-meter run (10:04.05), Chris Owen in the 3,000-meter run (4th – 9:28.30), Arabriaun Mack in 100-meter dash (5th – 12.67), Emily Mallett in pole vault (5th – 3.41m/11-02.25), Nada Buntic in pole vault (6th – 3.41m/11-02.25), Rebecca Eldien in the 3,000-meter run (6th - 10:32.04), Sammy Brainard in 3,000-meter run (7th – 10:35.97), Chris Owen in 1,500-meter run (7th – 4:16.46), Lauren Smith in pole vault (7th – 3.26m/10-08.25), Hayden Hampton in discus throw (8th – 39.05m/128-01), Shane Harris in 100-meter dash (8th – 11.35), Cristian Ravar Ladislau in shot put (8th – 15.05m/49-04.50), Allie Skouras in 100-meter hurdles (8th - 16.80), Sinquia Vaughn in 100-meter dash (8th - 13.22), K’Den Johnson in the 400-meter dash (9th – 52.71), Kristen Sink in 100-meter hurdles (9th – 17.43), Rhett Raibley in 1,500-meter run (9th – 4:23.38) and Cristian Ravar Ladislau in discus throw (10th – 36.95m/121-03).
The Red Wolves visit Memphis next weekend for the Memphis Invitational.