Track and Field Departs for Three Different Meets
WALNUT, Calif. – Arizona Track and Field travel to California for three different meets: the Mt. Sac Relays, the Bryan Clay Invitational, and the Beach Invitational. The Wildcats will begin competition on Thursday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m. MST at the Mt. Sac Relays with the men's discus throw prelims featuring Youssef Koudssi and Jakob Chamberlin. The distance crew will be competing at Bryan Clay on Thursday, with sprints and throws at Mt. Sac. On Friday, Throws is headed to both the Beach Invite and Mt. SAC while Sprints is at Mt. SAC and Distance is at Bryan Clay.
42 athletes will depart on this trip including Trayvion White-Austin, Lillian Lowe, Shannon Meisberger, Talie Bonds, Reinaldo Rodrigues, Skylar Sieben, and Samantha Noennig, who all place in the top-25 in the NCAA in their events after the third week of competition.
A complete recap of the meet will be posted to ArizonaWildcats.com. You can also follow @ArizonaTrack on twitter throughout the day for live updates.
Last weekend, the Wildcats hosted the Jim Click Shootout and Multis, where the women's track and field team took home a victory with 156 team points.
In throws, Mackenna Orie started the competition with a third-place finish in the discus throw with a PR of 51.92m (170'-4"). She earned another third-place finish in the shot put, throwing a mark of 16.23m (53'-3"), while Samantha Noennig took first with a shot put throw of 17.56m (57'-7.5").
Youssef Koudssi threw two PRs for two third place finishes in the discus and the shot put with respective marks of 54.06m (177'-4") and 17.85m (58'-6.75"). Jakob Chamberlin rounded out the day with his own PR and top three finish in the hammer throw, throwing for 64.34m (211'-1").
The jumping squad brought their best in the second home meet of the season. Women's high jump swept the podium with Lillian Lowe winning the event with a jump of 1.83m, followed by Talie Bonds with a PR of 1.83m and Alexa Porpaczy with a mark of 1.75m. Jenica Bosko added to the long list of PRs with a third-place finish in the long jump with a PR of 5.90m.
Reinaldo Rodrigues won the men's long jump with a mark of 7.65m with another Wildcat, Razeen Khaldun, earning a PR to place in second with a jump of 7.25m. Tanner Kippes vaulted himself into second place with a height of 5.00m.
In sprints, Neysia Howard showed off her speed by tying her PR in the 100m dash with a time of 11.55 and followed that performance with a third-place PR in the 200m dash of 23.43.
Anna Foreman ran for her own PR in her second-place performance in the 400m dash with a time of 53.85. Shannon Meisberger took home the win in the 400m hurdles with a time of 56.69.
Dior Asemota, Talie Bonds, Jenica Bosko, Maddy Christopher, Katie Daily, Ava David, Grace Driskill, Anna Foreman, Neysia Howard, Meggie Karp, Ajaysha Lewis, Lillian Lowe, Alisa Lyesina, Shannon Meisberger, Johnnie Mitchell, Athena Montgomery, Samantha Noennig, Mackenna Orie, Alexa Porpaczy, Hollan Powers, Skylar Sieben
Jaisen Brown, Jakob Chamberlin, Zachary Extine, Logan Hasher, Carl Hicks, Jacob Kauffman, Razeen Khaldun, Timothy Kibet, Tanner Kippes, Youssef Koudssi, Zach Landa, Diego Marquez, Reinaldo Rodrigues, Ian Sanchez Lopez, Iker Sanchez Lopez, Ayden Schilb, Trent Stimac, Trayvion White-Austin, Umajesty Williams, Calvin Wilson, Ivan Zaharchenko
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