April 6, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma track and field team had a handful of members on hand for the North Texas Classic in Denton, Texas, on Saturday. Three Sooners captured wins on the day, while OU had several top-five finishes at Fouts Field.
Junior Landon Sharp was the lone winner for the men, after he cleared 6-4.75 (1.95m) to take home the men’s high jump title.
For the women, freshman Brooke Garner captured the women’s shot put title with a personal-best throw of 48-02.50 (14.69m), while junior Ashley Kowalewski took home the javelin victory with a career-best performance 139-01.00 (42.39m).
In addition to her win, Garner also posted Oklahoma’s best throw in the hammer competition with a distance of 172-2.00 (52.47m). Fellow Oklahoma teammates, Sarah Tolson and Rylee Rackley rounded out the top-five spots with distances of 171-2.00 (52.18m) and 169-5.00 (51.64m), respectively.
Several Sooners recorded personal-best performances in the women’s discus competition as OU took four of the top-five spots. Sophomore Alexandra Morgan reached a career distance when she threw 170-2.00 (51.88m) to take the runner-up spot. She was followed by teammates Kate Foster – who threw a career best (163-9.00/49.92m), Karen Shump (163-07.00/49.87m) and Jennifer Carmichael – who also had a personal-best output (154-4.00/47.05m), as the trio took the third- through fifth-place spots, respectively.
Sarah Tolson completed OU’s representation in the discus with a personal-best distance of 145-08.00 (44.40m), to finish eighth overall.
Sophomore Hillary Krein represented the Crimson and Cream in the distance events where she finished third in the 1,500-meter run (4:38.54) and fourth in the 800-meter run after she stopped the clock in a career-low 2:17.02.
Scott Petersen made his outdoor debut with a 49.89 performance in the men’s 400-meter dash to finish 11th in the field.
NORTH TEXAS CLASSIC RESULTS
Women’s Hammer Throw
3. Brooke Garner, Fr., 172-02.00/52.47m
4. Sarah Tolson, Fr., 171-02.00/52.18m
5. Rylee Rackley, So., 169-05.00/51.64m
Women’s Shot Put
1. Brooke Garner, Fr., 48-02.50/14.69m*
Women’s Javelin Throw
1. Ashley Kowalewski, Jr., 139-01.00/42.39m*
Women’s Discus Throw
2. Alexandra Morgan, So., 170-02.00/51.88m*
3. Kate Foster, Fr., 163-09.00/49.92m*
4. Karen Shump, Sr., 163-07.00/49.87m
5. Jennifer Carmichael, Fr., 154-04.00/47.05*
8. Sarah Tolson, Fr., 145-08.00/44.40m*
Men’s High Jump
1. Landon Sharp, Jr., 6-04.75/1.95m
Men’s 400m Dash
11. Scott Petersen, Fr., 49.89*
Women’s 800m Run
4. Hilary Krein, So., 2:17.02*
Women’s 1500m Run
3. Hilary Krein, So., 4:38.54
*indicates personal-best performance