TORRANCE, Calif. and ATLANTA, Ga. – WKU Track and Field split squads this weekend as
some Hilltoppers traveled to the Golden State to compete in the Mt. SAC Relays while
other members of the Red and White competed in the Peach State at the Georgia Tech
Invitational. Between both events there were 15 top-10 finishes including three
first-place finishes and eight personal records.
Mt. SAC Relays
Eight top-10 finishes defined the Hilltoppers’ trip to California, including a
first-place finish in the 4×100-relay in the open collegiate event. The relay team
clocked a time of 39.92, a season best for the squad. One of WKU’s 4×400-meter relay
teams finished sixth in the invited portion of the event with a time of 3:08.74.
In the open 400-meter race, Austin Hayes notched sixth with a personal record of
47.55 and Kymari Gates finished eighth with a time of 47.65. Hayes also scored
eighth in the open 200-meter dash, running a 21.76.
Eli Minor narrowly missed a PR by two one-hundredths of a second in the open
100-meter dash, finishing fourth with a time of 10.38. In the 400-meter hurdles,
Maor Seged placed sixth, running a 52.06 and Jonathan Hayden clocked 53.12, good for
Georgia Tech Invitational
Two Lady Toppers earned top marks in Georgia this weekend and WKU representatives
placed in the top-10 in seven different events. Ariel Terrell scored first-place in
the 400-meter hurdles for the third weekend in a row. At the Georgia Tech
Invitational, she notched a new PR and season best with a time of 59.02.
Brianna Eskridge placed first in the triple jump with a mark of 12.46 meters and
second in the high jump with a height of 1.68 meters. Both of her marks were good
for new PRs and season bests.
In the pole vault competition, Getter Lemberg and Nicole Ogorek placed fourth and
fifth, respectively, after each marking a height of 3.74 meters. Juannae Lewis
rounded out the top-placements for the Lady Toppers after finishing fifth in the
400-meter dash with a PR of 53.62.
Hilltopper Taylor Scarbrough finished 10th in the 500-meter run, notching a new PR
“We had a good weekend at both meets” said head coach Erik Jenkins. “Several
personal bests were achieved at Georgia Tech and we had a good showing at Mt. SAC.”
Next week, WKU Track and Field will reunite in Louisville for the Lenny Lyles/Clark