Mavericks claim victory at Ted Nelson Classic

Bobbi Patrick
Staff Writer

​The Minnesota State track team hosted the Ted Nelson Classic Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Myers Field House.

​Many stand out performances came out the men’s side. In the 60 meter hurdles, Sydne Davis took first with a time of 8.08. Davis is currently seeded 12th in the nation with his performance at the Minnesota State Invite on Jan. 11 with a time of 8.07.

​Other stand out performances include Leroy Kwateh and Marquan Wiesen who went 1st and 2nd in the 400 meter dash. Kwateh ran a 50.79 and Wiesen ran a 50.81.

​In the 4×400 meter relay, Reid Diamond, John Schuster, Josh Phelps, and Jaquez Wilson won the event by over 30 meters with a time of 3:15.28. With this time, the men are currently ranked 2nd in the nation, as well as being only .02 seconds off the automatic qualifying time. 

​In field events, Deveyon Brown and Jack Curtis went 1st and 2nd in the high jump. Brown jumping a height of 1.99 meters and Curtis jumping 1.94 meters. Standout long jumpers Elijah Calderon-Pitchford and Victor Ogeka went 1st and 2nd in the long jump. Calderon-Pitchford won the event with a jump of 14.66 meters and Ogeka close behind with a 14.40 jump.

​In the 60 meter dash, Khenadi Jones won the event with a time of 7.69. Jones is currently ranked 23rd in the nation with her previously ran time of 7.64 at the Chuck Petersen Open & Multi.

​Alexis Smith and Carolyn Hackel finished 2nd and 3rd in the 60 meter hurdles, Smith finishing with a time of 8.84 and Hackel with 8.86.

​Grace Hartman and Jones took 1st and 2nd in the 200 meter dash later in the meet. Hartman won the event with a time of 25.30 and Jones finished in second with a time of 25.35.

​Autumn Anderson finished 1st in the 600 with a season personal best time of 1:37.76. Bobbi Patrick won the 800 meter run with a time of 2:14.68.

​In the field events, Katie Taylor won the weight throw with a 18.47 meter throw. In the triple jump Elizabeth Brunner won with an 11.74 meter jump. Taylor is currently ranked 7th in the nation with her throw of 19.09 meters at the Mark Schuck Open & Multi Jan. 25.

​Both the men and women’s teams won the Ted Nelson Classic, and will travel to South Dakota this weekend to compete in Brookings for the South Dakota State University Indoor Classic.

Feature photo by Mansoor Ahmad | MSU Reporter.

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