The Sooners wrapped up a hectic weekend schedule.
Feb. 2, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma track and field team concluded a busy weekend schedule on Saturday night with four separate competitions in New York, N.Y., South Bend, Ind., Lincoln, Neb., and Wichita, Kan.
A trio of distance runners were on hand at Notre Dame to compete in the Meyo Invitational.
Redshirt senior Frezer Legesse took to the track in the Meyo Mile, which boasts elite mile runners from around the country that look to break the four-minute mark. Legesse finished outside of that mark after he crossed the finish line in 4:01.68 to finish fourth in the race.
Fellow Sooners Allen Eke and Malcolm Wankel each ran in the 800-meter run with time of 1:53.00 and 1:58.47, respectively.
A pair of sprinters, Erin Jones and Waymon Storey, ran in the final day of action at the New Balance Invitational. The duo each collected top-25 finishes in talented fields.
Jones stopped the clock at 24.52 in the women’s 200-meter dash to finish 17th, while Storey crossed the finish line in 21.99 in the men’s 200-meter dash to finish 22nd.
Storey joined forces with Jamel Wood, Nathaniel Winfrey and Scott Petersen in the 4x400-meter relay. The quartet finished ninth after they clocked in at 3:13.49.
Redshirt junior Jeremy Ranking, Oklahoma’s lone competitor at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, finished fourth in the 60-meter dash with a 6.73 performance.
Two Sooners grabbed titles at the Varsity Apartments Invitational in Wichita, Kan., on Saturday night when freshman pole vaulter Everette Favor cleared 16-2.75 (4.95m), and fellow newcomer Brooke Garner recorded a 48-2.50 (14.69m) toss in the shot put to take the title.
Tanner Callihan followed Favor after he cleared 15-11.00 (4.85m), to finish second in the event.
Three other Sooners captured top-three finishes in Wichita after Kristen Rice cleared 5-6.00 (1.68m) in the high jump to take second, and Hilary Krein, stopped the clock at 4:59.88 in the mile to take third. Whitney Johnson also finished third in the triple jump with a personal-best mark of 39-5.25 (12.02m).
The Sooners will be back in action next weekend with select athletes heading west to the Husky Invitational in Seattle, Wash., and another group of Sooners returning to Fayetteville, Ark., for the Tyson Invitational.
2013 MEYO INVITATIONAL RESULTS
The Meyo Mile
4. Frezer Legesse, R. Sr., 4:01.68
Men’s 800m Run
21. Allen Eke, Fr., 1:53.00
63. Malcolm Wankel, R. So., 1:58.47
2013 NEW BALANCE INVITATIONAL RESULTS
Women’s 200m Dash (Championship)
17. Erin Jones, Jr., 24.52
Men’s 200m Dash (Championship)
22. Waymon Storey, Jr., 21.99
Men’s 4x400 Relay (Championship)
9. Oklahoma (Jamel Wood, Nathaniel Winfrey, Scott Petersen, Waymon Storey), 3:13.49
FRANK SEVIGNE HUSKER INVITATIONAL RESULTS
Men’s 60m Dash Finals
4. Jeremy Rankin, 6.73
VARSITY APARTMENTS INVITATIONAL RESULTS
Men’s Pole Vault
1. Everette Favor, Fr., 16-2.75/4.95m
2. Tanner Callihan, Fr., 15-11.00/4.85m
Women’s Shot Put
1. Brooke Garner, R. Fr., 48-2.50/14.69m
Men’s Long Jump
7. Kaelan Washington, Fr., 22-5.00/6.83m
13. Deon Pinder, Fr., 21-4.00/6.50m
Women’s Triple Jump
3. Whitney Johnson, Sr., 39-5.25/12.02m*
Women’s High Jump
2. Kristen Rice, Sr., 5-6.00/1.68m
7. Abbie Wallace, Fr., 5-4.25/1.63m
3. Hilary Krein, Jr., 4:59.88
19. Robin Ray, R. Sr., 5:20.12