LEXINGTON, Ky. – WKU Track and Field freshman Myesha Nott led the Red and White
contingent at the Rod McCravy Memorial Invite as she claimed her third triple jump
title in as many times competing in the event. The Hilltoppers were up against
another tough field of competition with SEC, Big Ten and Conference USA teams
represented in Lexington. In total, WKU earned 15 top-10 finishes across the two-day
meet inside the Nutter Fieldhouse on Kentucky’s campus.
“We were excited about this opportunity to compete in the Bluegrass State against
Conference USA, SEC and Big Ten programs this weekend,” head coach Erik Jenkins
shared. “We saw improvements in a few areas and are looking forward to competing
Nott’s triple jump crown on the women’s side represented one of the Lady Toppers’
six top-10 finishes across the meet. Her mark of 12.44 meters was her second-best
jump of the season. Annastacia Forrester brought home a fourth-place showing in the
event as well, covering 12.04 meters.
In the high jump, Katie Isenbarger continued to impress, registering her
third-straight meet of either winning the event or matching the top mark and taking
second on jumps. The dual-sport athlete took second place with a jump of 1.66
meters, clearing on the second attempt.
Forrester also collected a second-place finish on the weekend with a runner-up
performance in the long jump after covering 5.92 meters. Briana Eskridge collected
an eighth place finish in the long jump with a mark of 5.45 meters.
Rounding out the six top-10 finishes from the Lady Toppers was Nicole Ogorek’s
eighth-place showing in the pole vault. The sophomore cleared 3.40 meters to match
her second-best jump of the campaign.
On the men’s side, there were seven individual top-10 showings in addition to a pair
of top-eight finishes in the 4×400-meter relay. The relay combination of Lincoln
Warren, Oliver Alexandre, Kymari Gates and Ka’Ven Berry took second place with a
season-best time of 3:08.07. The mark currently ranks 13th in the nation and is the
third-fastest time in the WKU indoor record books. WKU’s second relay unit,
comprised of Abdur Kelly, Josh Davis, Austin Hayes and Maor Seged clocked a 3:17.00
for eighth place.
In his first official 400-meter dash of the season, Alexandre earned third place
overall and second among the collegiate competitors with a time of 47.30 – a
season-best for the Hilltoppers. Warren took sixth in the event, running a 47.64.
WKU saw a trio of Hilltoppers bring in top-10 finishes in the 800-meter race as
Berry (1:54.32) set a season-best for the team as he finished fifth. Kelly (1:54.95)
and Dedrick Troxell (1:55.01) collected eighth and ninth place, respectively.
In the distance events, Clint Sherman rank a 9:05.95 in the 3000-meter to secure
seventh place while Emerson Wells put up a seventh-place showing in the 5000-meter
with a time of 15:42.88.
Coach Jenkins and company will wrap up their regular-season slate next Friday and
Saturday at the Vanderbilt-hosted Music City Challenge, marking the squad’s
fifth-straight week of competition.