LAWRENCE, Kan. – With five event titles to its credit, the Oral Roberts track and field team opened its indoor season Friday at the Bob Timmons Challenge hosted by Kansas at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts men and women were both predicted to finish fourth in The Summit League's Indoor Track and Field preseason poll released Friday determined by a vote from the league's coaches. South Dakota State's men and the North Dakota State women were picked as the league favorites.
TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's and women's track and field teams open the 2018-19 indoor season Friday at the Bob Timmons Challenge hosted by the University of Kansas inside Anschutz Sports Pavilion.
TULSA, Okla. – The ORU track and field teams went two-for-two at the NCAA National Championship, with both ORU qualifiers earning second team All-America honors. Israel Nelson (110-meter hurdles) and Mercy Abire (long jump) each finished 13th in the nation in their respective events.
For the first time in the history of the school, ORU was able to have a home outdoor track meet, and the Golden Eagles took advantage of the new ONEOK Sports Complex, hosting a high school and college meet, as well as the 2018 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championship.
Oral Roberts track and field’s Israel Nelson and Mercy Abire will begin competition at the NCAA National Championship meet, beginning their events on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. The meet kicks of Wednesday from Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Israel Nelson may have missed the 110-meter hurdle school record by 0.01 seconds, but he’ll have another shot at it after grabbing the 12th and final qualifying spot in the NCAA National Championship meet. Nelson’s qualification led the way as five Golden Eagles competed on the final day of the NCAA West Preliminary.
She entered the meet with the fifth best jump of the year in the west region, and sophomore Mercy Abire solidified herself as one of the best in the nation finishing fourth in the women’s long jump to punch her ticket to Eugene, Oregon, for the NCAA National Championship. Abire’s success highlighted day one of the NCAA West Preliminary in which Oral Roberts had four student-athletes compete.
The Oral Roberts track and field teams will send a number of student-athletes to the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, it was announced Thursday. The Golden Eagles had eight different student-athletes earn spots at the meet and will compete in a combined nine different events.
A total of 108 student-athletes were recognized Tuesday as 2018 outdoor track & field all-league honorees for their outstanding individual performances at Summit League Championships in Tulsa, Okla., last weekend.
The Oral Roberts track and field teams combined for seven event championships on Saturday, giving the Golden Eagles a total of eight Summit League Champions for the meet, as action concluded from the 2018 Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the ONEOK Sports Complex.
Day two of the 2018 Summit League Outdoor Championship brought Oral Roberts its first gold medal of the meet as Mercy Abire won the women’s long jump. Additionally, ORU put 24 total runners in Saturday’s finals.
After setting a new school record over the weekend, sophomore Mercy Abire has been named the Summit League Athlete of the Week for the third time this season, it was announced by the league office Tuesday.
The Oral Roberts track and field teams posted another great showing on Friday at the Bill Williams/Bob Laptad Invitational, including 10 champions and a new school record. The meet was the final tune-up for ORU before the Golden Eagles host the 2018 Summit League Championships.
Despite the unseasonal and substandard weather conditions last week, North Dakota State's Payton Otterdahl and Oral Roberts' Mercy Abire remained unfazed as they pieced together Summit League Athlete of the Week performances at the South Dakota Invitational (April 11) and John McDonnell Invitational (April 14).
The Oral Roberts track and field teams took on Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Missouri and others, including a host of professional athletes, at the John McDonnell Invitational Saturday, earning a pair of championships with a number of outstanding performances.
Oral Roberts earned both Summit League Outdoor Athlete of the Week titles Tuesday, as junior Austin Simpson and sophomore Mercy Abire were recognized for their outstanding performances at the Baylor Invitational last Saturday, April 7.
The Oral Roberts track and field team battled temperatures near freezing and a strong wind making it feel even colder, but still won five events and turned in a number of solid performances at the Baylor Invitational Saturday.
The first ever track meet on the ORU campus could only be classified as a success as the Oral Roberts track and field teams broke two school records and posted some of the best marks in the nation, Saturday, at the 2018 Jimmy John’s ORU Invitational held at the ONEOK Sports Complex.
The Oral Roberts track and field teams will make history over the weekend as the Golden Eagles host the first ever outdoor track meet at the ONEOK Sports Complex on the ORU campus. The 2018 Jimmy John’s ORU Invitational will begin Friday with a high school meet and continue Saturday with the collegiate meet.
Oral Roberts senior Omeiza Akerele has been named the 2018 Summit League Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, it was announced by The Summit League office Wednesday. Other award winners included South Dakota’s Chris Nilsen (Men’s Field Athlete of the Year), Shanice Cannigan (Women’s Track Athlete of the Year) and Helen Falda (Women’s Field Athlete of the Year).