Oral Roberts Head Track and Field Coach Joe Dial has announced the signing of transfer middle distance runner Daniels Bambals, who will join the Golden Eagles after competing for the University of Nebraska last season.
Senior Jaden Purnell competed at an NCAA Championship event for the third time in his illustrious career, earning a top 20 finish in the triple jump, Friday, to bring an end to his time as a Golden Eagle.
Sasha Wells became the first Golden Eagle to punch her ticket to the next round as the sophomore finished 22nd in the 100m hurdles, setting a new school record in the process. Wells’ record highlighted day two of the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds for Oral Roberts.
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.
The ORU Men's 4x400-meter Relay Team has won SEVEN straight Summit League Championships, and will look to continue that streak this weekend in Macomb, Illinois at the 2019 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field Championship.
Oral Roberts senior Jaden Purnell and South Dakota sophomore Landon Kemp secured this week’s outdoor track and field athlete of the week honors. This is the first weekly award of the season for both Purnell and Kemp.
Including a sweep from Jaden Purnell in the jump events, the Oral Roberts track and field teams had the top collegiate mark in four different events, Friday, at the John McDonnell Invitational, hosted by the University of Arkansas.
The Oral Roberts track and field teams will host the 2019 ORU Invitational this weekend at the ONEOK Sports Complex on the ORU campus. The meet begins Friday at 10 a.m. and continues through Saturday. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts sprinter Sasha Wells was chosen as The Summit League's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year in a vote by the league's head coaches for her outstanding performances throughout the indoor track and field season.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts' Sasha Wells was one of 24 Summit League indoor track and field student-athletes selected to the 2019 Academic All-League Team Wednesday. Student-athletes were chosen for the accolade based on their academic and athletic performances this past season.