TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana State Athletics opened the home portion of its away program atop the standings, as the Sycaomores finished first in both men’s and women’s at the Pacesetter Sports Invitational.
The Indiana State men scored 256.5 points, finishing 129.5 points ahead of second place Eastern Illinois. The Sycamore women had 215.5 points, 92.5 points ahead of Eastern Illinois, which placed second. The ISU has won 13 total victories in the competition, with the men winning seven titles and the women taking the top six.
Top 3 finishes
- Michael McDonald – 100m women (2nd, 12.15)
- JaVaughn Moore – 200m men (2nd, 21.47)
- Kamille Gaskin-Griffith – 200m women (2nd, 25.41)
- Cale Kilian – 1500m men (2nd, 3:55.37)
- Wesley Beitler – 5000m men (2nd, 15:37.01 – unattached)
- Luigi Rivas – 110m hurdles men (2nd, 14.53)
- Ayana Parcheman – Women’s 400m hurdles (2nd, 1:05.09)
- Logan Pietzrak – Men’s 3000m steeplechase (2nd, 9:26.64)
- Maggie Faler – Women’s 3000m steeplechase (2nd, 11:42.35)
- Daija Springer, Mirlege Castor, Hunter Iyanla, Reynei Wallace – women’s 4x100m relay (2nd, 48.27)
- Ben Shepard, Napoleon Hernandez, Cain Wilson, Quincy Armstrong – men’s 4x400m relay (2nd, 3:20.17)
- Kevin Krutsch – men’s high jump (2nd, 2.01m/6-07.00)
- Eva Grace Quinlan – women’s high jump (2nd, 1.65m/5-05.00)
- Frankie Young III – men’s long jump (2nd, 7.07m/23-02.50)
- Claire Pitman – women’s long jump (2nd, 5.49m/16-10.75)
- Callan White House – men’s pole vault (2nd, 4.67m/15-03.75)
- Landis Brandon – women’s pole vault (2nd, 3.68m/12-00.75)
- Brett Norton – male discus (2nd, 49.72m/163-01)
- Justin Miller – men’s javelin (2nd, 56.45m/185-02)
- Mirlege Castor – 100m women (3rd, 12.21)
- Hunter Iyanla – 200m women (3rd, 25.47)
- Napoleon Hernandez – 400m men (3rd, 50.30)
- Morgan Dyer – 1500m women (3rd, 4:54.42)
- Ryan Porter – 100m hurdles women (3rd, 14.21)
- Ethan Breen – Men’s 3000m steeplechase (3rd, 9:32.67)
- Cheris Herron – men’s long jump (3rd, 6.98m/22-11.00)
- Brooklyn Giertz – women’s pole vault (3rd, 3.53m/11-07.00)
- Noah Bolt – men’s discus (3rd, 49.48m/162-04)
- Hannah Redlin – female discus (3rd, 44.21m/145-00)
- Elias Foor – men’s javelin (3rd, 54.55m/179-00)
Noah Malone shone for a second consecutive week in the men’s 100m, setting a personal best for the second consecutive competition. Malone ran a time of 10.49 to place first in the event, his time ranking 10th in program history and just 0.06 seconds off the Paralympic T12 world record. Jhivon Wilson placed fourth in his outdoor season debut, clocking 10.77. In the women’s 100m, the Sycamores earned two podiums thanks to Michael McDonald and Mirlege Castor. Making her season debut, McDonald’s placed second at 12.15, while Castor was third at 12.21.
Les Platanes swept the podium in the women’s 200m, with Reynei Wallace taking first place in 25.03. Kamille Gaskin-Griffith finished second in 25.41, while Hunter Iyanla completed the top three with a time of 25.47. On the men’s side, JaVaughn Moore finished second in the 200 m in his outdoor season debut with a time of 21.47. At 400m, Napoleon Hernandez finished in the top three for the Trees, placing third with a time of 50.30.
Zoe Sullivan took first place in the women’s 100m hurdles with a time of less than 14 seconds, in 13.99. Ryan Porter (14.21) and Riley Tuerff (14.40) also won the top five spots for the Trees. On the men’s side, Luigi Rivas ran a 14.53 in the 110m hurdles to place second, with Daryl Black finishing fifth at 3:11 p.m. In the 400m hurdles, Ayana Parcheman (1:05.09) led the Sycamores with a second-place finish in the women’s competition, while Quincy Armstrong established a PR of 53.59 to lead the ISU men.
Indiana State’s relay teams put in a strong performance on Saturday, as the Sycamores swept the 4x400m relays. Sierra LongWallace, Hunter and Tuerff took first place in the women’s 4x400m with a time of 3:55.85, while the Mitchell Cline, Tahj Johnson, Wyatt Wyman and Cameron Stevens won the men’s 4x400m with a time of 3:15.17. The UIS team Daija SpringerCastor, Hunter and Wallace placed second in the women’s 4x100m relay with a time of 48.27, while the Ben ShepardHernandez, Cain Wilson and Armstrong gave the Sycamores a 1-2 finish in the men’s 4×400 with a time of 3:20.17.
Wyman continued his strong outdoor season by winning the men’s 1500m with a time of 3:54.89. sycamore mate Cale Kilian was right behind him in second with a time of 3:55.37, while Jackson Krieg also finished in the top five at 3:56.63. On the women’s side, Jocelyn Quiles ran a time of 4:41.96 to place first, with Morgan Dyer placing third in his outdoor season debut with a time of 4:54.42.
Indiana State also competed in the steeplechase for the first time this season, with all four Sycamore competitors setting new personal bests in the event. On the men’s side, Logan Pietzrak (2nd, 9:26.64) and Ethan Breen (3rd, 9:32.67) both grabbed podiums, while Maggie Faler (2nd, 11:42.35) and Cassidy Bagby (4th, 11:49.87) both finished in the top five for women.
Wesley Beitler also made his season debut, placing second in the 5000m as a single runner with a time of 15:37.01.
Indiana State swept the pole vault for the second straight weekend as William Staggs and Selene Weaver took the top spots in the men’s and women’s categories, respectively. Staggs cleared a season-high 5.12m (16-09.50), with Callan White House comes second after clearing 4.67 m (15-03.75). Weaver cleared 3.98m (13-00.75), his best mark of the outdoor season, with Landis Brandon (3.68m/12-00.75) and Brooklyn Giertz (3.53m/11-07.00) completing a podium sweep for the Trees.
The Sycamores also finished 1-2 at the top of the women’s long jump standings, as Faith Frye took first place with a jump of 5.53m (18-01.75) and Claire Pitman second at 5.49m (18-00.25). On the men’s side, Frankie Young III (7.07m/23-02.50) and Cheris Herron (6.98m/22-11.00) came second and third respectively.
In the high jump, Eva Grace Quinlan cleared 1.65m (5-05.00) to place second on the women’s side, while Kevin Krutsch cleared 2.01m (6-07.00) to place second in the men’s category.
The Indiana State pitchers opened the weekend meeting on fire, setting six personal bests in the first three events, which took place on Friday.
Thomas Hickerson led the charge on day one with a throw of 59.92m (196-07) to take first place in the javelin, an event that saw the Sycamores sweep the podium. Hickerson’s brand ranked third in program history, with Justin Miller (56.45m/185-02) and Elias Foor (54.55m/179-00) also setting personal bests en route to second and third place, respectively. Elie Grider also earned a top-five finish in the event with a throw of 39.74 (130-04).
The Sycamores also finished twice in the top five in the men’s hammer throw, while Foor (54.08m/177-05) and Brett Norton (53.86m/176-08) both set personal bests to finish fourth and fifth respectively.
Setting a personal best on the opening day of the competition was also Kamille Gaskin-Griffith, as the second had a mark of 35.05m (115-00) in the women’s javelin to improve her previous PR by more than a meter. Gaskin-Griffith finished first among the Sycamore competitors in the event, placing sixth.
Indiana State’s success continued into day two, as Norton set a personal best 17.85m (58-06.75) in the shot put to place first. Norton’s pitch ranked seventh in program history. Norton finished in the top three on discus, placing second behind fellow countryman Sycamore wyatt puff with a throw of 49.72m (163-01). Puff had a throw of 50.04m (164-02), with Noah Bolt completing the Sycamore podium sweep by placing third with a throw of 49.48m (162-04).
Hannah Redlin finished twice in the top five on Saturday, placing third in the discus (44.21m/145-00) and fifth in the shot put (13.11m/43-00.25).
Indiana State heads south for its second meeting at an SEC venue this season, as the Sycamores participate in the War Eagle Invitational on April 15-16.
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