PSU track and field competes at OBU
| Michael Bauer sports editor |
The Pittsburg State men’s and women’s indoor track teams competed at the Oklahoma Baptist University Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Freshman Connor Stark took first place in the 5,000 meters in 15 minutes, 55.91 seconds.
He edged out Texas A&M-Commerce’s Fredrick Kipsang by one second.
Junior Jordan Peters placed second in the 600-yard run, clocking in at 1:22.58.
Allen Jywayne of Oklahoma Baptist was first in the 600 meters in a time of 1:22.57.
The distance medley relay also placed second in 10:49.86.
Junior Ryan Ramler finished in a time of 8.59 in 60-meter hurdles.
Freshman Bryce Starks finished seventh in the 60 meters in 6.91.
Senior Steven Mann finished second in the long jump with a best mark of 23 feet, 4.75 inches. He finished second to Tylor Albright of Missouri Southern, who jumped 23 feet, 6 inches.
Freshman Bo Farrow posted a personal record in the shot put event, earning third in 53-9.75.
Senior Cody Holland was also third in the weight throw at 55-0.25.
Senior Kyle Utsey was 11th in the 60 meters with a time of 7.06.
Freshman Elliot Anderson was seventh in the 200 meters with a time of 23.11.
Freshman Andrew Rodgers was 11th in the mile run, clocking in 4:33.53.
Sophomore Austin Bogina was 16th in the 3,000 meters in 9.13.67.
Freshman Jayce Phelps was 12th in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.55.
Freshman Kyran Trigg was 13th in the 200 meters in 23.48.
For the Pitt State women, junior Ramie Grayson had a huge performance, posting a personal record in the long jump and finishing second in 19-3.25. She posted the fourth best mark in NCAA Division II this season despite finishing second to Akela Jones of Oklahoma Baptist, who had a clearance of 20-2.25. Grayson also placed second in the 60 meters in a time of 7.73, finishing second to Oklahoma Baptist’s Jura Levy, who finished in 7.56. Grayson was second in the 200 meters in 25.72.
Freshman Heather Glenn took first place in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-2.75, beating out Janelle Wilgers of Wichita State, who had a clearance of 11-9.
Sophomore Cassie Caswell posted a personal record with a second-place finish in the weight throw, tossing for 53-0.
Senior Casey Epps was second in the mile run in a time of 5:16.09, edging out Midwestern State’s Ana Lopez by a single second.
The Pittsburg State men’s and women’s indoor track teams will compete next at the Central Missouri University Classic and the Nebraska Tune-up Meet on Friday, Feb. 21. The two meets will be the final action for the Gorillas before the 2014 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Indoor Championships, which will take place from Friday, Feb. 28, through Sunday, March 2, in Joplin, Mo.