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.
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.
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.
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.