Track & Field Records Nine Personal Bests In Final Non-Conference Meet

first_img LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University track and field teams won four events and recorded nine personal bests on Saturday afternoon at the Nebraska Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. The meet was the Bulldogs’ final competition before next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Mariah Crawford (DeSoto, Texas) nearly swepts the sprints with a pair of personal bests by taking the 100 meters in 12.22 and finishing second in the 200 meters in 24.80. In the men’s sprints, Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) won the 200 meters with a personal best of 21.23 that ranks as the sixth-fastest time in the Valley this season. 200 Meters2. Mariah Crawford, 24.804. Ebele Okoye, 25.40 100-Meter Hurdles1. Mary Young, 13.705. Victoria Coombe, 14.4612. Bryce Lang, 16.51 The small meet pitted 26 Bulldogs against Nebraska, Iowa State and Iowa State Wesleyan as both the men’s and women’s teams continued to post strong performances. Other members of the team had the weekend off to prepare for the MVC Championship. 110-Meter Hurdles3. Dom Lombardi, 15.00 In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) continued her strong season with another win, this one coming in a time of 13.70. The hurdlers again led the team with a pair of wins in the men’s 400-meter hurdles and women’s 100-meter hurdles. 800 Meters9. Alec Bognar, 2:00.1911. Michael Cooper, 2:02.0112. John Freeman, 2:06.31 Complete Results (PDF) 200 Meters1. Caulin Graves, 21.235. Deonne Witherspoon, 22.0211. Nihad Ejubovic, 22.66 Nebraska InvitationalDrake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters9. Nihad Ejubovic, 11.45center_img The Bulldogs return to the track Friday, May 12, for the first day of the MVC Championship in Wichita, Kan. 4×100-Meter Relay3. Lombardi, Priebe, Witherspoon, Graves, 41.16 400-Meter Hurdles1. Bas Van Leersum, 51.354. Malik Metivier, 53.055. Dom Lombardi, 53.277. Hudson Priebe, 54.528. Tyler Zak, 55.33 400 Meters4. Blair Barrow, 49.306. Cory Erickson, 50.708. George Webb, 51.7710. Maxwell Harlan, 53.32               Drake Individual Women’s Results100 Meters1. Mariah Crawford, 12.22 Story Links 400 Meters4. Kayla Giuliano, 58.095. Kaylen Rettig, 59.14 Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) won the men’s 400-meters with his best performance to date as a Bulldog with a personal best of 51.35. That time ranks as the fourth fastest in Drake history and is currently the top time in the MVC this season. Van Leersum was one of five Bulldogs to finish in the top eight in the event with Malik Metivier (Toronto, Ont.) coming in fourth in 53.05. 1,500 Meters8. Morgan Garcia, 5:01.719. Mykaela Cole, 5:03.3711. Paige Nicholson, 5:07.2613. Olivia Rogers, 5:23.11 400-Meter Hurdles3. Victoria Coombe, 1:01.817. Bryce Lang, 1:10.23 Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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