ORU Track Teams Compete In Razorback Invitational

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 10:00 pm
By: News On 6

NewsOn6.com and ORU

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Junior Katie Stover set an NCAA provisional mark in the pole vault at the Razorback Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas on Friday and Saturday. Stover was one of six ORU athletes to place in the top 10 of the respective events and one of 10 athletes to record a personal best.

Freshman Shelia Ndasym earned a first-place finish in the 3,000-meter run with a season-best time of 10:18.03. Ndasym came in 15.64 seconds faster than the second-place finisher, Tulsa's Laura Englehutt.

Freshman Camilla Pirelli was the only ORU athlete to compete in multi events, as she took second overall in the pentathlon. Pirelli's best finish was second place in the shot put, as she threw a personal best of 11.81 meters (38-09.00). She also recorded a personal record in the high jump with a leap of 1.54 meters (5-00.50).

Stover tied her personal record in the pole vault on Friday with a vault of 3.95 meters (12-11.50) to take fourth place overall, while sophomore Kristen Radcliff placed fifth in the mile with a personal record time of 5:11.65.

Senior Mercedes Bellamy placed 10th in the high jump with a leap of 1.60 meters (5-03.00), while junior Julia Wilson placed 12th with a jump of 1.55m (5-01.00).

Sophomore Whitney Mills ran .01 seconds off her personal record in the 200, as she took 16th place with a time of 24.89.

On the men's side, sophomore Joel Miller placed second in the pole vault with a vault of 4.90 meters (16-00.75), while junior Joseph Chebaibai ran a time of 8:56.23 in the 3,000 meter run, which was good enough for 12th place.

Four freshmen and one senior on the men's side recorded personal bests over the weekend. Senior Jonathan Coussens ran a personal record time of 22.66 in the 200 meter run, while freshmen Brandon Williams and Jeremy Roberts ran personal bests in the 400, recording times of 48.83 and 50.33, respectively. Freshman Axel Moiyai ran a personal record in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 9:50.46 and freshman Jonathan Reed ran a season best 8.55 in the 60 meter hurdles.