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Pole Vaulters Pace ORU Track and Field at 2nd Annual Gorilla Classic

Pole Vaulters Pace ORU Track and Field at 2nd Annual Gorilla Classic

The Basics
Event: 2nd Annual Gorilla Classic
Location:
 Robert W. Plaster Center / Pittsburg, Kan.
Complete Results

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Oral Roberts men's and women's track and field teams capped a busy weekend appearing at the 2nd Annual Gorilla Classic hosted by Pittsburg State at the Robert W. Plaster Center.

Some of the region's best teams were represented at the meet and it was the pole vaulters pacing the Golden Eagles with top performances. Matt Owen and Brittany McDonald both vaulted to third in their respective events, while other top finishers included Hanna Sanchez and Omega Reese. Sanchez turned in a personal best in the 3,000 meters that also placed her in the top 15 in the Summit League and Reese recorded a Summit League top-15 time in the 800 meters.

News & Notes
- Owen and McDonald posted the top results for ORU making its presence known in the invitational events, both finishing third.

- Sanchez moved up to 11th in the Summit League for her impressive time in the 3,000 meters, which earned a ninth-place result at the meet.

- Reese's time in the 800 meters placed her at seventh at the Gorilla Classic and 15th overall in the Summit League during the indoor season.

Women's Top Finishers
Pole Vault - Invitational
3rd – Brittany McDonald – 3.61m (11-10)

3,000 Meter - Seeded
9th – Hanna Sanchez– 10:09.98

*Personal Best*

*11th in Summit League*

800 Meters - Seeded
7th – Omega Reese – 2:16.68

*15th in Summit League*

 

Men's Top Finishers
Pole Vault - Invitational
3rd – Matt Owen – 4.98m (16-4) 

 

Up Next
The Golden Eagles have their final tune-up before The Summit League Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas Feb. 18 at the Arkansas Qualifier.

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