NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Seventeen top-10 finishes highlighted the WKU Track & Field
season-opening meet at the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener on Saturday. The outing in Music
City marked the sixth-straight season that the Red and White opened the indoor
campaign at a Vanderbilt-hosted outing. Saturday’s opener saw 21 teams represented
inside the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.
See full results here.
In her first-ever indoor meet representing WKU, Annastacia Forrester took home
second-place honors in the women’s high jump. The junior cleared 1.68 meters (5’6″)
– tying her for fourth on the all-time Lady Topper indoor records list. Forrester
added a fourth-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 5.83 meters (19’1.5″).
Also representing the Red and White in the high jump, Brianna Eskridge recorded a
top-10 finish with a clear of 1.58 meters (5’2.25″). Eskridge added another
ninth-place finish in the long jump where she cleared 5.51 meters (18’1″).
Getter Lemberg contributed a sixth-place finish in the women’s pole vault for the
Red and White as the senior notched a clear of 3.55 meters (11’7.75″).
On the track, Maor Seged added another top-10 finish for the WKU squads as he ran an
8.72 in the 60-meter hurdles to clock the 10th-fastest time on the day. In the men’s
300-meter race, Will Bush posted a 36.68 mark to earn a seventh-place finish.
WKU saw four Hilltopper seniors finish in the top eight of the men’s 600-meter race.
Oliver Alexandre led the charge with a second-place showing with a mark of 1:21.73.
Fellow senior Kymari Gates clocked the third-place time of 1:22.98. Austin Hayes
finished seventh with a reading of 1:24.38 while Martin Owusu crossed in 1:24.46 for
In the men’s one mile race, freshman Dedrick Troxell posted a 4:25.41 reading to
earn fifth place. Fellow freshman Clint Sherman added a second-place showing in the
men’s 3,000-meter competition with a time of 9:18.76.
To close the meet, both of the WKU men’s 4×400-meter relay squads finished in the
top five. The first unit, comprised of Alexandre, Kaven Berry, Seged and Bush,
clocked a time of 3:12.92 while the second group (Gates, Hayes, Owusu and David
Saruni) posted a reading of 3:18.57 for fourth place.
For the Lady Toppers, Juannae Lewis clocked a 39.64 300-meter mark to secure a
fourth-place finish. Sophomore Aairiona Hayden-Ransom recorded a 5:57.26 mile to
finish 10th in the event for another WKU top-10 showing.
Next up, WKU Track & Field will be back in action again on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the
Purdue-hosted Gene Edmonds Open.