2018-19 ORU Track and Field News

  • Bambals Signs with ORU Track
    June 18, 2019
    Oral Roberts Head Track and Field Coach Joe Dial has announced the signing of transfer middle distance runner Daniels Bambals, who will join the Golden Eagles after competing for the University of Nebraska last season.
  • Purnell Named USTFCCCA All-American
    June 11, 2019
    After a top 20 finish in the NCAA triple jump championships, Oral Roberts senior Jaden Purnell has been named to the USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-America team.
  • Edmond Native Joins ORU Track
    June 10, 2019
    Oral Roberts Head Track and Field Coach Joe Dial has announced the signing of former Edmond Memorial standout Aaron Charlton, a sprinter who will join the ORU track program next season.
  • Purnell Earns Top 20 Finish at NCAA Championship
    June 07, 2019
    Senior Jaden Purnell competed at an NCAA Championship event for the third time in his illustrious career, earning a top 20 finish in the triple jump, Friday, to bring an end to his time as a Golden Eagle.
  • Stubbs, Wells, Named to Academic All-League Team
    May 30, 2019
    Oral Roberts sophomores Kayvon Stubbs and Sasha Wells, both of whom qualified for the NCAA Preliminary Rounds, were named to the Summit League’s Academic All-League Team, it was announced Thursday.
  • ORU Track Adds Local Pole Vault Standout
    May 29, 2019
    Oral Roberts Head Track and Field Coach Joe Dial has announced the signing of a Broken Arrow pole vaulter Brandon Hanoch.
  • Purnell Qualifies for NCAA National Championship
    May 25, 2019
    Senior Jaden Purnell qualified for the next round to highlight Saturday’s action as the Oral Roberts track and field teams wrapped up competition at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds.
  • Wells Advances With School Record at NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
    May 24, 2019
    Sasha Wells became the first Golden Eagle to punch her ticket to the next round as the sophomore finished 22nd in the 100m hurdles, setting a new school record in the process. Wells’ record highlighted day two of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds for Oral Roberts.
  • ORU Kicks off Action at NCAA West Preliminary
    May 23, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field program started action at the NCAA West Preliminary, Thursday, with three Golden Eagles competing on the first day of the meet.  
  • Sasha Wells: Continuing the Family Legacy at ORU
    May 22, 2019
    Sasha Wells is the fourth member of her family to attend ORU after mom and dad were both members of the track & field program. She is not only following in their footsteps, but trying to push the family legacy even further.
  • ORU Qualifies Seven Individuals, One Relay for NCAA Preliminary Rounds
    May 16, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field programs qualified for seven individual events as well as one relay race at the 2019 NCAA Preliminary Rounds, it was announced Thursday. ORU will compete in five individual events on the men’s side, including Jaden Purnell in both the long and the triple jump, and two events on the women's side. The men's 4x400-meter relay team also earned a spot at the meet.
  • 12 Golden Eagles Earn All-Summit League Honors
    May 14, 2019
    As The Summit League announced the 2019 Outdoor Track & Field All-League teams, Tuesday, a total of 12 Golden Eagles earned the distinction with many of them earning All-League honors in multiple events. A total of 116 student-athletes received recognition for their efforts during the championships. 
  • ORU Crowns 10 More Champions at Summit League Championship
    May 10, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams were dominant on Friday, earning 10 event championships on the final day of the 2019 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Additionally, ORU took home Track Championship MVP (Sasha Wells) and Newcomer of the Championship (Gabrielle Gibson) honors on the women’s side.
  • Purnell Wins; ORU Women Dominate Sprints at Summit League Championships
    May 09, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams claimed one victory, and posted the top qualifying time in six other events as action ramped up at the 2019 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
  • ORU Relay Team Ready to Extend Winning Streak
    May 06, 2019
    The ORU Men's 4x400-meter Relay Team has won SEVEN straight Summit League Championships, and will look to continue that streak this weekend in Macomb, Illinois at the 2019 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championship.
  • Golden Eagles Claim Six Victories at Wendy's PSU Tune-Up
    April 26, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams won six events, including dominating the sprint events, Friday, at the Wendy’s PSU Tune-Up.
  • Owen Posts Career Best to Highlight Final Day of KU Relays
    April 20, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams continued to trend in the right direction as the Golden Eagles added two more top finishes among the collegiate athletes at the 2019 KU Relays, Saturday.
  • Purnell’s Career Best Leads ORU at KU Relays
    April 19, 2019
    Competing against professionals and some of the top collegiate athletes in the nation, the Oral Roberts track and field teams posted a number of top performances Friday at the 2019 KU Relays.
  • Purnell's Career Best Leads ORU at KU Relays
    April 19, 2019
    Competing against professionals and some of the top collegiate athletes in the nation, the Oral Roberts track and field teams posted a number of top performances Friday at the 2019 KU Relays.
  • Purnell Earns Summit League Athlete of the Week Honors
    April 16, 2019
    Oral Roberts senior Jaden Purnell and South Dakota sophomore Landon Kemp secured this week’s outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors. This is the first weekly award of the season for both Purnell and Kemp.
  • Golden Eagles Shine at Arkansas' John McDonnell Invitational
    April 12, 2019
    Including a sweep from Jaden Purnell in the jump events, the Oral Roberts track and field teams had the top collegiate mark in four different events, Friday, at the John McDonnell Invitational, hosted by the University of Arkansas.
  • ORU Claims Four More Wins at Jim Mize Invitational
    April 06, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams posted eight team season bests and crowned four more champions, Saturday, as action concluded at the Jim Mize Invitational, hosted by Louisiana Tech.
  • ORU Sweeps Pole Vault to Start Jim Mize Invitational
    April 05, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams swept the pole vault competitions, and crowned three champions on the first day of the Jim Mize Invitational, hosted by Louisiana Tech, Friday.
  • 2019 ORU Invitational Highlights
    April 02, 2019
    Did you miss the 2019 ORU Invitational? Catch up here with highlights from the event.
  • ORU Invitational – Final Results; Golden Eagles Claim Six Victories Saturday
    March 30, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams claimed five individual wins as well as a victory in the women’s 4x100-meter relay, Saturday, on the final day of the 2019 ORU Invitational.
  • ORU Invitational - Day 1 Results; Dial, Wilder Start Action for Golden Eagles
    March 29, 2019
    Morning storms delayed the start, but the teams were able to get through the six scheduled events Friday as action began at the 2019 ORU Invitational.
  • Golden Eagles Set to Host 2019 ORU Invitational Track Meet
    March 28, 2019
    The Oral Roberts track and field teams will host the 2019 ORU Invitational this weekend at the ONEOK Sports Complex on the ORU campus. The meet begins Friday at 10 a.m. and continues through Saturday. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
  • Wells Chosen as Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
    March 20, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts sprinter Sasha Wells was chosen as The Summit League's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year in a vote by the league's head coaches for her outstanding performances throughout the indoor track and field season.
  • ORU Track Adds Pair of Transfers
    March 15, 2019
    Oral Roberts Head Track and Field Coach Joe Dial has announced the signing of a pair of transfers in Shalom Keller and Devin Simon.
  • Wells Named to Academic All-Summit League Team
    March 13, 2019
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts' Sasha Wells was one of 24 Summit League indoor track and field student-athletes selected to the 2019 Academic All-League Team Wednesday. Student-athletes were chosen for the accolade based on their academic and athletic performances this past season.
Load More