Red Wolves Track and Field Breaks 20+ Year Records
Poor weather conditions at the Baylor Invitational in Waco, TX over the weekend did not stop the Red Wolves from setting 2 new school records in track and field events.
Junior Erin Farmer threw 17.23 meters in the shot put event, breaking a 26 year old school record and ranking her as number five in the nation.
The women’s 4x400 meter relay squad also broke a school record set over 20 years ago. The squad finished fourth at 3:44.40, breaking the previous school record of 3:45.07 first set in 1992.
A-State is scheduled to compete again April 22-23.
Here's how the A-State Track and Field team performed at other events according to their press release:
- Junior Roelf Pienaar competed in the long jump for the first time outdoors this year and earned a first place finish. He posted a leap of 7.41m (24-03.75), a mark that gets him in the top-three among Sun Belt Conference student-athletes.
- A-State picked up a pair of top-10 finishes in the women’s long jump with junior Shemiah Brooks (5.64m/18-06.00) finishing fourth and Samone Thompson (5.60m/18-04.50) sixth.
- In the pole vault, the A-State freshmen continued to shine for the Red Wolves. Sam Bell took first place with a vault of 5.05m (16-06.75) while Michael Carr was sixth with a vault of 4.80m (15-09.00). On the women’s side, senior Alexandra Pevtsova finished third (3.90m/12-09.50).
- Sophomore Cristian Ravar Ladislau won the hammer throw with distance of 58.78m (192-10) while also finishing 10th in the shot put with a mark of 14.82m (48-07.50).
- Junior Itamar Levi was the top collegiate finisher, second overall, with a shot put of 18.20m (59-08.50), a throw that ranks fourth-best in program history. Levi also picked up a second place finish in the discus throw (52.82m/173-03).
- Sophomore David Phillips finished second in the javelin throw with one of the top-five throws in program history. Phillips posted a throw of 56.27m (184-07) to rank fourth all-time at A-State, the best javelin throw mark since Ethan Turpen (56.95m) in 2011. Freshman Dalton Romero joined Phillips in the top-10 of the event as he placed sixth with a throw of 46.89m (153-10).
- The Red Wolves jumped to a combined three top-10 finishes among the men’s and women’s high jump. Sophomore Tiaan Steenkamp cleared 2.05m (6-08.75) to finish second on the men’s side while sophomore Darragh May was second in the women’s event with a clearance of 1.67m (5-05.75). Sophomore Ivery Guyton rounded out the top-10 performances, placing sixth with a mark of 1.62m (5-03.75).
- On the track, A-State picked up four more top-10 finishes among the 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash and the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles. Sophomore Kristina Knott finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.62 seconds and Shemiah Brooks came in sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.24 seconds. Keturah Smith placed eighth in the 400-meter dash (55.09) and sophomore Trevene Cowan finished ninth in the 400-meter hurdles.
- Several of the Red Wolves’ distance runners traveled to St. Louis for the SLU Biliken Invitational. Freshman Kyandra Chandler earned two top-three finishes, claiming the top finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:47.57) and third place in the 5,000-meter run (18:19.13). Freshman Rebecca Eldein was on the heels of Chandler in both events as she finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:03.59) and fourth in the 5,000-meter run (18:55.82).
- Sophomore Arnica Zitting also earned a top-10 finish, crossing the line sixth in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 37:26.02.
- On the men’s side in St. Louis, A-State picked up five top-10 finishes. Freshman Zach Rail logged a third place time of 10:02.16 in the 3,000-meter run and a ninth-place finish of 15:44.96 in the 5,000-meter run. Freshman Ethan Clark placed second in the 10,000-meter run (33:26.10) with freshman Josh Kruse just behind (33:32.09) for third. Senior Jesse Duvall joined Rail in the top-five of the 3,000-meter run as he finished fourth in 10:08.46.