ST. LOUIS, Mo.— It was another successful day in the books for track and field at the SLU Billiken Invite with another school record being broken and more personal-records being set. The women's team ended up in third, while the men finished out in fifth.
Meet: SLU Billiken Invite
Where: St. Louis, Mo
How It Happened
On the women's side, highlighting the day on the track side was the 4x100-meter relay team of Tamya Dixon, Natalie Zmuda, Katie Gosser, and Emily Bay as they set a school-record with a time of 52.65. That time breaks the previous mark of 52.80 set back in 2016.
Zmuda also set a school-record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.07, which is over 2.0 seconds faster than the previous time.
In the field events, Raven Venegas went on for the win with a throw of 12.61 m in the shot put. Jillian Venegas hit a personal-record of 11.62 m for third place, while Mackenze Daniel followed in sixth at 9.96 m. Emily Bay ended with a throw of 9.10 m and Amelia Tregoning just missed her PR with a mark of 9.00 m.
In the discus, Raven Venegas earned her second win on the day at 37.10 m. Jillian Venegas easily cleared her previous PR of 30.74 m to finish at 34.27 m. Tregoning finished out in sixth at 28.86 m, while Daniel ended her day at 23.87 m.
In the high jump, Maris Fusiek hit a new personal-record of 1.37 m for the sixth place. In the 1500-meter run, the duo of Desiree Brooks and Colleen Gosser both hit personal-record times of 5:37.53 and 5:40.45. Those times also place them in the top-10 all-time in the event.
In the 400-meter run, Brooks timed out at 1:11.51 for a PR, while C. Gosser crossed the line right behind her at 1:13.14.
In the 100-meter dash, Zmuda finished in sixth place with a time of 13.17 and that's good enough for second place all-time. Dixon's time of 13.50 places her fourth all-time, while Bay hit a PR time of 14.06. Maris Fusiek also competed in the event and finished at 15.26.
Zmuda also ended up in seventh in the 200-meter dash at 27.11 and that slides her into third all-time. Dixon comes in eighth all-time at 28.52, while Fusiek (32.18) and Tara Weiskopf-Kuehn (37.05) also took part in the event. In the 800-meter run, K. Gosser collected another PR by 4.0 seconds with a time of 2:38.93.
On the men's side in the field events, Hayden Thompson easily hit a personal-record throw of 22.79 m. In the shot put, Thompson collected another PR of 7.12 m.
The duo also competed in the 400-meter run with Lee ending at 1:02.54, while Joyce ended the race at 1:04.00.
- The Griffins return to action next Saturday at the William Jewell Darrel Gourley Open.
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