Track and Field competes in two-meet weekend


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Track and Field competes in two-meet weekend

By Maddie Barrett

The track and field team competed in two meets this past weekend in Azusa, California at the Bryan Clay invitational and in Waco, Texas at the Michael Johnson invitational. The Huskies posted a number of season-best times and marks in both meets.

Head Coach Connie Teaberry said she was proud of those that competed at the Baylor meet.

“This weekend at The Michael Johnson Classic at Baylor I can honestly say, out of the sixteen travelers that competed, fourteen, had a really good meet,” Teaberry said. “The other two did not have a bad meet, just not a breakthrough competition.”

The weekend began on April 17 when the huskies competed in the Bryan Clay invitational. In the 1,500-meter run, sophomore distance runner Mackenzie Callahan recorded a time of 4:25.65, the fourth fastest time in the Mid American Conference this season. Senior distance runner Ericka Hibser recorded a time of 17:01.91, the sixth best time in the MAC this year.

At the Michael Johnson invitational the personal records continued from multiple athletes.

In the 100-meter dash, junior sprinter Britney Hew ran a season best time of 11.92 seconds, the 10th fastest time in the MAC this season. Junior multi-event runner Remy Amarteifio ran her season best of 12.01 seconds. In the 200-meter dash, Hew also had a season best time of 24.88 seconds.

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In the 100-meter hurdles, Amarteifio finished sixth with a time of 13.61 seconds just one one-hundredth off of her season best time placing sixth overall. First-year Taylor Ramsey posted a season best high in the hurdles with a time of 14.62 seconds.

In the 1,500-meter run, sophomore distance runner Meagan Biddle placed third with a time of 4:33.38. Junior distance runner Melissa Ricci placed fifth 4:36.08. Placing first in the event was sophomore distance runner Kassidy Johnson with a time of 4:23.78.

Senior jumper Jehvania Whyte took fourth in the triple jump with a jump of 13.08m. Whyte is the only jumper in the MAC to have posted a mark better than 13 meters this season. First-year sprinter and jumper Diamond Riley took eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 12.62m, her season best.

First-year Christina Wood achieved her season-best mark in the discus, with a throw of 38.14m, placing seventh. First-year multi-event runner Taylor Ramsey placed seventh in the high jump, with a jump of 1.65m.

Teaberry said she is confident in the athletes for the upcoming meet.

“The staff is expecting the athletes to continue attempting to apply execution and technique to their events [next week],” Teaberry said. “Confidence comes with racing, and I’ve watched them gain more in that area each weekend.  Academic and Athletic focus is of the utmost importance in this final stretch. We expect them to do everything necessary to be prepared in both.”

The Huskies will be back in action on Wednesday, April 24 at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.