AUSTIN, Texas – Standout freshman Hayden McClain continues to make a big splash in his first year of competition wearing an Oklahoma uniform, finishing fifth in section B of the triple jump at the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, which concluded its second day of competition on Friday.
McClain, who placed second at last week’s Baldy Castillo Invitational in the long jump, earned his finish in the triple jump after jumping 49-9.75.
Competition was delayed Friday afternoon during the afternoon due to poor weather conditions. The delay did not hamper the OU runners who competed in the distance medley relay. The quartet, consisting of Alex Deir, Allen Eke, Scott Petersen and Malcolm Wankel, finished fourth with a time of 9:45.47. Deir and Eke were members of the DMR that won the Big 12 Indoor title at the conference meet.
Oklahoma continued its successful trend in the women’s throwing competitions on Friday, putting both throwers who competed in the top five of their respective competitions. Avione Allgood placed fourth in the shot put of section B after throwing the shot 47-10. Alex Morgan placed fifth in section A of the discus competition, recording a distance of 165-2.
Several Sooners competed in preliminary action on Friday morning, but were unable to qualify for the finals in their respective events.
Olivia Haggerty and Geo Tamez Reyna both ran in the 100-meter hurdles race. Haggerty finished fifth in her heat with a time of 14.32 while Tamez Reyna was the sixth finisher in her heat with a 14.38. Matthias Wicks had a time of 14.50 in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing fifth in his heat.
Waymon Storey Jr. finished third in his heat in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.62 in the men’s 100-meter dash. Freshman Daye Shon Roberson competed in the event on the women’s side, finishing fifth in her heat with a time of 11.74. Cessily Jones had a 12.19 in her heat.
The men's 1600-meter relay finished 14th with a 3:11.37. The women posted a 3:53.15.