Feb. 3, 2012
NEW YORK CITY - The University of Oklahoma men's distance medley relay team of Eric Harasyn, Ethan Baker, Frezer Legesse and Riley Masters finished second in the event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational Friday evening. The team ran the race in nine minutes, 30.13 seconds, an Oklahoma program record. The time also automatically qualifies the team for the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships in Nampa, Idaho.
Malcolm Anderson qualified for the men's 60-meter hurdles championship final with a 7.84 second run in the preliminaries. Anderson finished eighth in the final with a time of 7.85 seconds.
Brandon Doughty ran the seventh-best time in program history in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:26.11 to finish fifth in the championship race. Jamel Wood advanced to the championship final in the men's 400-meter dash with an eighth-place finish in Friday's preliminary (47.84).
Daniel Mazar was 13th in the men's college 500-meter run (1:05.64). Evan Pierson also competed for OU's men on the opening day, running 6.94 seconds in the men's 60-meter championship preliminaries.
A trio of OU women competed on the first day. Sherine Wells (7.50) and Shawna Anderson (7.58) ran in the 60-meter dash preliminaries. Shelleyeka Rolle also competed in the 400-meter dash prelims, running 56.53.
The Sooners close out action at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Saturday with six individuals competing; beginning with the women's 200-meter championship preliminaries at 10:22 a.m. CT. OU closes out action in the men's 4x400-meter relay at 4:55 p.m. CT. Live results and a link to a live webcast from The Armory are available at SoonerSports.com.
In other action on Friday evening, Katie Adair finished second in the women's pole vault at the Varsity Apartments Invitational in Wichita, Kan. Adair matched her career best and the fourth best mark in program history with a jump of 13 feet, 1.75 inches. Jacy Bennett was fifth in the event, clearing 12-0.
Alex Madkins finished fourth in the men's high jump with a leap of 6-6. Christian Johnson was fifth (6-4). Madkins was also fifth in the triple jump (45-9).