Track and field take multiple wins at Ben Brown Invitational

The Eagles place within the Top 10 of running and throwing events.

Amanda Frese, Managing Editor

Men and women’s track competed in a mix of field events on Friday, March 11 and track events on Saturday, March 12 at the Ben Brown Invitational at CSU Fullerton.

THROWING SUCCESSES

On Friday, the Eagles took part in four field events. Junior throwers Jada Pierce and Gigi Fierro competed in the hammer event, both landing within the top 27 of competitors. Junior thrower Sarah Chao competed in the women’s javelin throws, throwing her personal best with a mark of 33.13 meters, placing her in ninth overall.

Junior jumper Troy Yarter finished in eleventh place in the men’s javelin event with a throw of 47.89 meters. Freshman pole vaulter Reanna Maroon and junior pole vaulter Sophie Abe competed in the pole vault event, with Abe recording a 3.22 meter mark and Maroon recording a 3.37 meter mark.

SECOND DAY VICTORIES

On Saturday, the Eagles competed in several track and field events. In the men and women’s long jump events, freshman jumper Cole Muller and freshman jumper Kenna Chism tied for ninth, with Muller recording a mark of 6.47 meters and Chism recording a mark of 5.15 meters. In women’s high jump, junior jumper Hanna Bevan placed second with a mark of 1.65 meters. Freshman multi-event competitor Joley Sproul and sophomore jumper Olivia Doyle also placed in the top 10 in women’s high jump, both landing in eighth place.

Senior multi-event competitor Heidi Sowers commenced the running events by placing fourth in the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.90 seconds. In the women’s 400-meter run, senior middle distance runner Shelby Rogers placed fourth, recording time of 57.13 seconds.

Senior sprinter Mathias Davis placed seventh in the men’s 400-meter run, recording a time of 49.39. Muller took another win for the Eagles in the men’s 200-meter dash, placing ninth with a time of 21.94 seconds. In the men’s 1,600-meter relay, Davis, Muller, junior sprinter Trevor Hormel and junior sprinter John Carswell took fourth place, recording a time of 3:21.99.

Track and field will return to the track on Saturday, March 19 at Point Loma Nazarene University for the Point Loma Invitational. Live footage and stats from the Ben Brown Invitational are available on the Biola Athletics website.

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