Track & field invites compete in Nebraska

The invitees took part in their first outdoor meet of the season at Wayne State 

Bobbi Patrick
Staff Writer

This past Friday and Saturday, some of the members of the Minnesota State track and field team traveled to Wayne, Nebraska to open their outdoor season.

In the throws, sophomore Bedale Naba placed third in the shot put with a throw of 14.86 (48-09).

Junior thrower Connor McCormick won the hammer throw with a provisional qualifying toss of 57.00 meters (187-00).

“Hammer is my main event overall, and it felt pretty good to hit the provisional mark but I know that I can go a lot further so I’d say it was a good way to start the year,” said McCormick.

On the jumps side, sophomore Deveyon Brown took third in the high jump with a leap of 1.94 meters (6-04.25).

In the triple jump, senior Victor Ogeka and sophomore Cameron Ramnarine took first and second. Ogeka jumped 13.53 meters while Ramnarine jumped 12.99 meters.

On the women’s side, sophomore Teya Langston won the high jump with a jump of 1.62 meters.

Senior thrower Heather Buckler won fourth in the shot put with a toss of 13.70 meters and sophomore Kaylee Jensen won fifth place in the hammer throw with a toss of 49.35.

“It felt amazing to throw outside this weekend. Friday, we had really nice weather and it was a great way to kick off the outdoor season,” said Jensen. “I’m definitely looking forward to this outdoor season. Discus and hammer are my main events and they are outdoors only.”

“I like outdoor a lot better than indoor, mainly because you don’t have to sit inside all day and you can actually enjoy the weather when it’s nice,” said McCormick.

As the Mavericks look to enjoy the outdoor weather, they will compete at their next meet in Marshall, Minnesota. and the Vikings Olympics held in Rock Island, Illinois on Saturday. Depending on the event, the Mavericks will split who goes to each event.

Header photo by Mansoor Ahmad | MSU Reporter.

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