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Strong Showing for ORU Track and Field at Arkansas Invitational

Strong Showing for ORU Track and Field at Arkansas Invitational

The Basics
Event: Arkansas Invitational / Hosted by Arkansas
Location: Randal Tyson Track Center / Fayetteville, Ark.
Complete Results

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts track and field teams posted four event titles Friday during the Arkansas Invitational on its way to a strong showing inside the Randal Tyson Track Center.

News and Notes
-For the second time in as many meets this season, Sasha Wells sprinted past the field in the 60 meter hurdles for another event title. The sophomore won in a time of 8.62 seconds after claiming the race at the Bob Timmons Challenge in December.

-The Golden Eagles won each of the final three heats in the men's 400 meter run as senior Emmanuel Mwewa took the top spot in a blistering pace of 47.51. Brad Dormeus raced to a heat victory placing third overall, while Cameron Neely finished in sixth place.

-ORU added another event title in the 800 meter run as Bryce Choate breezed by his competition with a winning time of 1:56.53.

-Jaden Purnell topped his previous best of the season in the triple jump winning for the second-straight meet, this time leaping 15.58 meters. The senior also placed second in the long jump.

Men's Top-Five Finishers
400m Dash
1 – Emmanuel Mwewa– 47.51
3 – Brad Dormeus – 49.15
6 – Cameron Neely – 49.81

60m Hurdles
7 – Israel Nelson – 8.52

800m Run
1 – Bryce Choate – 1:56.53

Long Jump
2 – Jaden Purnell – 7.36m (24-1.75)
8 – Joshua Tabla – 6.71m (22-0.25)

Triple Jump
1 – Jaden Purnell – 15.58m (51-1.5)
4 – Joshua Tabla – 13.78m (45-2.5)

Pole Vault
4 – Matt Owen – 4.90m (16-0.75)
6 – Christian Patterson – 4.75m (15-7)

Women's Top-Eight Finishers
400m Dash

4 – Christina Ollison – 56.36

60m Hurdles
1 – Sasha Wells – 8.74
4 – Gabrielle Gibson – 8.99

200m Dash
8 – Kayvon Stubbs – 24.93

4x400m Relay
5 – Kayvon Stubbs, Gabrielle Gibson, Alexa Granderson, Christina Ollison – 3:48.75

Pole Vault
7 – Makayla Linebarger – 3.69m (12-1.25)

Up Next
ORU returns to competition in two weeks heading to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the Mark Colligan Memorial Jan. 25-26.

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