Gwacham Reaches Provisional Height

March 6, 2010

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seven Oregon State football student-athletes competed at the UW Last Chance meet Saturday in the 60-meter dash and the high jump events.

Freshman Obum Gwacham led the way in the men's high jump with a height of 2.16-meters. That height was good enough for a provisional bid to the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Jordan Bishop came in third with a height of 2.11-meters.

Freshman Markus Wheaton, making his track debut, finished second overall in the finals of the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.82. That time is the best put up by any football student-athlete this year. He qualified for the finals with a prelims time of 6.96 after winning his heat.

Sophomore Keynan Parker finished third overall in the 60-meter finals with a time of 6.86 after he won the opening preliminary heat of the day with a time of 6.91.

Junior James Rodgers also qualified for the finals in the 60-meter dash with a time of J7:05. He finished second overall following the prelims and finished fifth overall after the finals with a time of 7.00.

Redshirt freshman Rashaad Reynolds ran a 7.27 in the prelims and also making his debut, sophomore Jacquizz Rodgers finished with a prelim time of 7.24.

'Overall it was a great day,' Sullivan said. 'It was nice to see Jacquizz (Rodgers) out here competing for the first time in almost three years and for Marcus Wheaton to put up the time that he did was just great.'

Oregon State women's track members also competed Saturday at the UW Last Chance Meet, read about them here.

60-Meter Finals Results
1. Ike, Bradley (Cal St. Northridge) 6.79; 2. Wheaton, Markus (Oregon State) 6.82; 3. Parker, Keynan (Oregon State) 6.86; 4. Cain, Josh (Unattached) 6.91; 5. Rodgers, James (Oregon State) 7.00; 6. Dahl, Eric (Unattached) 7.09.

60-Meters Preliminaries Results (Top Five and Oregon State Finishes)
t1. Ike, Bradley (Cal St. Northridge) 6.81q; t1. Rodgers, James (Oregon State) J7.05q; 2. Parker, Keynan (Oregon State) 6.91q; 3. Dahl, Eric (Unattached) 6.92q; 4. Wheaton, Markus (Oregon State) 6.96q; 5. Cain, Josh (Unattached) 6.98q; 13. Rodgers, Jacquizz (Oregon State) 7.24; 14. Reynolds, Rashaad (Oregon State) 7.27.

High Jump Results
1. Gwacham, Obum (Oregon State) 2.16mP; 1. Silcock, Clint (Utah State) 2.16mP; 3. Bishop, Jordan (Oregon State) 2.11m; 4. Nelson, Chris (Bowerman Ath) 1.96m; 4. Johnson, Clayton (Washington) 1.96m.

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