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Etim Dazzles for Golden Eagles at Red Raider Invitational

Etim Dazzles for Golden Eagles at Red Raider Invitational

The Basics
Event: Red Raider Invitational hosted by Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock, Texas / Sports Performance Center
Complete Results

LUBBOCK, Texas – Behind another record-breaking performance from freshman Aniekeme Etim, the Oral Roberts track and field team finished the Red Raider Invitational Friday at the Sports Performance Center. At the end of the day, the Golden Eagles claimed five of The Summit League's top times/marks.

In just her third collegiate meet, Etim broke her own school record in the 60 meter dash with a blistering time of 7.37 seconds in the finals to place second after posting a time of 7.44 in the preliminaries. She later added a fourth-place result in the 200 meter dash and moved her name to the top of the conference's performance list.

Raymond Ekevwo continued his impressive start to his career with the Golden Eagles by placing second in the 60 meter dash. His time of 6.70 second was the fastest run in the preliminaries.

News & Notes
- Etim ran the 16th-fastest time in the nation during Friday's finals of the 60 meter dash further distancing herself atop conference's performance list.

- The men posted two top times in the 400 meter dash as Emmanuel Mwewa and Cameron Neely crossed the finish line in third and sixth place, respectively. Mwewa and Neely ran the quickest two times in The Summit League this indoor season.

- The Golden Eagles put two women's pole vaulters in the top seven led by Tiffany Estala and her third-place finish. She cleared the bar at 3.92 meters and Makayla Linebarger cleared 3.62 meters for a spot in seventh.

- Both the men's and women's 4x400 meter relay teams earned high marks. The ORU men raced to third, while the women finished eighth to close the event in Lubbock.

Men's Top-Eight Finishers
60 Meter Dash
2nd – Raymond Ekevwo – 6.70* (prelims) / 6.70 (finals)
*Fastest time of preliminaries*
7th – Victor Peka – 6.84 (prelims) / 6.86 (finals)

60 Meter Hurdles
3rd – Israel Nelson – 8.06 (prelims) / 8.06 (finals)

Triple Jump
3rd – Jaden Purnell – 15.09m (49-6.25)

400 Meter Dash
3rd – Emmanuel Mwewa – 47.56
6th – Cameron Neely – 48.39

800 Meter Run
4th – Bryce Choate – 1:56.91

200 Meter Dash
6th – Victor Peka – 21.31

4x400 Meter Relay
3rd – Omeiza Akerele, Freddie Johnson, Cameron Neely, Emmanuel Mwewa – 3:14.00

Pole Vault
4th – Matt Owen –5.02m (16-5.5)

Women's Top-Eight Finishers
Pole Vault
3rd – Tiffany Estala – 3.92m (12-10.25)
7th – Makayla Linebarger – 3.62m (11-10.5)

60 Meter Dash
2nd – Aniekeme Etim – 7.44 (prelims) / 7.37* (finals)
*ORU Record*

60 Meter Hurdles
7th – Sasha Wells – 8.85 (prelims) / 8.80 (finals)

800 Meter Run
3rd – Omega Reese – 2:16.99

200 Meter Dash
4th – Aniekeme Etim – 23.94

Long Jump
7th – Mercy Abire – 5.66m (18-7.0)

4x400 Meter Relay
8th – Cameron Hilliard, Christina Ollison, Sasha Smith-Pollard, Omega Reese – 3:55.10

Up Next
ORU returns to competition a week from Saturday heading to Pittsburg, Kansas, for the Pittsburg State Invitational Jan. 27.

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