Sooners Post 12 Event Wins

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 25, 2014

Norman, Okla. – University of Oklahoma freshman Daye Shon Roberson tied a career best, then improved that best to win the 60-meter dash in the 14th annual J.D. Martin Invitational on Saturday held at the Mosier Indoor Facility.

Roberson dropped her career mark from a 7.59 in the prelims to a 7.51 in the final.

The Sooners continued to do well in the field events with wins in women’s weight throw, women’s long jump, women’s shot put, men’s high jump, men’s long jump and men’s shot put. OU finished the day with 12 event victories.

Freshman Aatiyah Henry got her first collegiate win in the long jump after recording a jump of 17-6.75. Sophomore Sarah Tolson improved on her mark in weight throw from last week, winning with a throw of 59-3.50.

“It was a nice bounce back effort from Sarah in the weight throw,” said Head Coach Jim VanHootegem. “She was a good example of not liking what you did last week and where can you improve this week.”

Garrison LeRock won the high jump for the second week in a row, while junior Rolyce Boston took the top spot in long jump with a mark of 22-6.50.

Several Sooners continued to build on previous success with 10 athletes setting career marks. Georgina Tamez Reyna moved into a tie for the eighth spot in program history with her 8.67 time in the 60-meter hurdles. The 60-meter dash for both men and women also featured career bests for Cessily Jones (7.55) and Waymon Storey (6.84), in addition to Roberson. Jones and Storey finished second in their respective races.

Scott Petersen improved his career best, finishing third in the 600-yard run (1:14.02). OU sophomore Allen Eke won the event with a time of 1:13.27

In the shot put, Avione Allgood set a career best, winning the event with a 49-6.25. That mark moves her into the eighth spot in program history.

The freshmen women dominated the 1000-meter run, taking the top-three positions. Kelsey McKee finished first (2:54.01) followed by Marissa Codispodi (2:59.68) in second and Bryce Perry (3:04.92).

“It’s a hard transition (for the freshmen),” said VanHootegem. “I think the biggest thing is that they’re keeping their spirit about themselves. They’re still feeling good about themselves and getting better.”

The Sooners will compete next weekend in the Razorback Invitational, the first road meet of the season. According to VanHootegem, the emphasis will be on continuing the teams’ improvement in a more challenging setting.

Competition in the two-day Razorback Invitational will begin Friday.



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