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Owls perched in second place after day one of ASUN Indoor Championships


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LYNCHBURG, Va.- The Kennesaw State men’s and women’s track and field teams are in second place after day one of the ASUN Indoor Championships on Friday.



Team Score

Men
Freedom 96

Kennesaw State 73
North Florida 29
Eastern Kentucky 11
Central Arkansas 9
Lip comb 9
Bellarmine 6



Women
Freedom 87.50

Kennesaw State 72.50
Lip comb 24
Jacksonville 23
Eastern Kentucky 18
Bellarmine 3
Central Arkansas 2
Jacksonville State 2
North Florida 2



Men’s Heptathlon (across four events)

  • jordan fucking is fourth with 2740 points
  • Fick posted personal bests in the long jump, shot put and high jump on Friday.
  • Quann shears is sixth with 2604 points.
  • ian jackson is eighth with 2490 points.

Women’s Pentathlon (Completed)

  • Kywana Donahoo finished fourth with a career-high 3,468 points.
  • She finished the pentathlon with personal bests in four events.
  • Kyarra Newton ranked fifth with 3413 points while Cadence ChasseurSinger (2757 points) won 12and.

School record performances

  • Jada Smith cleared a personal best 3.97m (13’0.25″) to win the women’s pole vault.
  • This brand also set an ASUN Indoor Championship record.
  • The women’s medley relay team Natalie Cummings, Jayla Mobley, Madigan Wallace and Sarah Hendrick ran a time of 11:44.73 to take second place.
  • Sarah Hendrick clocked 55.06 seconds in the 400m trials to secure a win and a berth in Saturday’s final.
  • Koi Williams qualified for the 800 m final with a career best time of 1:51.60 in the 800 m finishing fifth.

Men’s medalists

  • Tyler Blalock landed a throw of 19.01m (62’4″) and Zachary Peterson added a mark of 60’11” (18.58m) to secure the silver and bronze medals in the shot put.
  • Kaelen Mitchell won bronze with a mark of 7.26m (23’10”) in the long jump.
  • sultan sims won the bronze medal in the high jump clearing 2.07 m (6 “9.5”).

Women’s medalists

  • Jasmine Akins landed a jump of 6.37m (20’10.75″) to win the long jump and set an installation record.
  • Javon Joyner had a throw of 19.06m (62’6″) and Kali Terza added a mark of 17.57m (57’8″) to win the silver and bronze medals in the shot put.

Men’s Running Event Qualifiers

  • Isaiah Ellis clocked 8.22 seconds in the 60m hurdles event to qualify for the final.
  • Sparticus Griffin opened in 48.88 seconds in the 400m event to move on.
  • Cameron Paul recorded a career best time of 1:52.56 in the 800 m.
  • Omar Diaz (21.46 seconds), Xavier Paris (21.55 seconds) and Malik Hussie (21.72 seconds) all passed the 200m event taking third, fourth and sixth places.

Women’s running event qualifications

  • Hendrick finished second in the mile event with a time of 4:54.28.
  • Olivia Brown (8.49 seconds), Corbin McLean (8.51 seconds) and Kywana Donahoo (8.89 seconds) clocked qualifying times in the 60m hurdles event.
  • christian imani ran 56.89 seconds to take seventh place in the 400m.
  • McLean would return to the track and post times of 7.68 seconds and 24.54 seconds to qualify for the 60m and 200m finals.
  • Natalie Cummings clocked 2:14.68 to take second place in the 800m event.

Quotable
director of athletics Cale McDaniel
On the team’s overall performance today…

“This team started hot and kept rolling all day. A big thank you to the new school record holders and ASUN individual champions. We have work to do tomorrow, but I couldn’t be more confident in this team’s ability to show up and perform when it matters Day two for the Owls should be an exciting one.

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The Owls will wrap up competition at the ASUN Indoor Championships on Saturday, February 26 at 8:30 a.m.

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