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Golden Eagles Claim Six Victories at Wendy's PSU Tune-Up

Golden Eagles Claim Six Victories at Wendy's PSU Tune-Up

The Basics
Event: Wendy's PSU Tune-Up
Location: Carnie Smith Stadium / Pittsburg, Kan.
Results: Wendy's PSU Tune-Up – Final Results

PITTSBURG, Kan.  – The Oral Roberts track and field teams won six events, including dominating the sprint events, Friday, at the Wendy's PSU Tune-Up.

News and Notes
- Christina Ollison won two events (200-meter dash, 400-meter dash) to lead the way.

- Alexa Granderson earned her first outdoor championship, and second career win, in the 800-meter run. Granderson also won the indoor 800-meter run at the J.D. Martin Invitational in February. Her time of 2:17.71 was the fastest by a Golden Eagle this season. In the same event, Madolyn Palodichuk set a new personal best in a second place finish, besting her time from the 2018 Jimmy John's ORU Invitational by nearly two seconds.

- Sharon Jepkemoi ran 5:05.61 in the 1,500-meter run, the fastest time of her young career.

- Matt Owen continue to improve in the pole vault, crushing his personal best and topping 17 feet for the first time in his career. Owen beat his personal best by nearly four inches with his vault on Friday.

ORU Women's Top 5 Finishers
100m Dash
1 – Sasha Wells -11.84
3 – Kayvon Stubbs – 11.91

200m Dash
1 – Christina Ollison – 24.43

400m Dash
1 – Christina Ollison – 55.06

800m Run
1 – Alexa Granderson – 2:17.71
2 – Madolyn Palodichuk – 2:18.94

1,500m Run
5 – Sharon Jepkemoi – 5:05.61

100m Hurdles
2 – Sasha Wells – 13.66
4 – Gabrielle Gibson – 14.24

400m Hurdles
5 – Tre'Nae Bynum – 1:13.23

4x100m Relay
2 – Gibson, Stubbs, Ollison, Wells – 46.46

4x400m Relay
2 – Nevillle, Timbwol, Palodichuk, Granderson – 4:02.93

 

ORU Men's Top 5 Finishers
200m Dash

3 – Brad Dormeus – 21.73

400m Dash
1 – Emmanuel Mwewa – 47.40

110m Hurdles
2 – Israel Nelson – 14.36

4x400m Relay
1 – Dormeus, Johnson, Mwewa, Neely – 3:12.82

Pole Vault
2 – Matt Owen – 5.19m (17-0.25)

Up Next
ORU will travel to The Summit League Outdoor Championship, hosted by Western Illinois, May 8-10 before sending qualifying athletes to the NCAA Preliminary Rounds.  

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