LBSU Track & Field Opens Action at Don Kirby Invite
The Beach had a solid first day of action at the Don Kirby Invite in Albuquerque, N.M., led by a pair of PR's in the men's jumps.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Beach started out competition at the Don Kirby Invite on Friday evening, with a solid day of results. Sophomore Jason Smith set a personal best in the high jump and teammate Sal Nasser PR'd in the long jump to headline the first day of competition.
"We had some solid performances today, and I'm looking forward to a big day tomorrow," said LBSU head coach Andy Sythe. "I'm excited about it."
Smith topped his PR in the high jump with a mark of 6-11.50, which is good for fourth all-time in indoor competition. Nasser had one of the day's best results in the long jump, posting a mark of 23-10.00 to set a new lifetime best.
Also in the field, Charlie Vernoy and Josh Carr competed in the weight throw. Vernoy established a new personal best with a heave of 55-07.00 while Carr recorded a mark of 58-03.25. In the women's weight throw, De'Ondra Young set a season best with a mark of 63-04.25.
In the women's jumps, Bria Palmer had a nice evening of competition, clearing 5-08.00 while posting some good attempts at 5-10, which would have been a new PR.
The women's 200 had seven competitors for the Beach, led by Courtne' Davis' time of 24.20. She edged out Ashleigh Chambers in her heat, but Chambers established a new personal best in the race with a time of 24.44. Also setting a PR in the 200 were Anaya Alexander (24.82), Azaria Hill (24.86), Shyann Reynolds (25.50), Shalee Reynolds (25.56), and Tavajia Richardson (25.62). Shyann Reynolds also had a solid day in the 400-meter, running a personal-best 56.71, which moves her into fifth on LBSU's all-time list in the event.
The Beach will be back in action on Saturday with men's long jump in the field and sprints, hurdles and relays on the track.
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