JONESBORO, Ark. (4/13/19) – Inclement weather shortened the Joe Walker Invitational at Ole Miss, but the Arkansas State track and field teams were able to post quality results at Ole Miss and two other meets over the weekend.

Amongst the highlights from Ole Miss were four top-five finishes and five more inside the top-10 in just seven events that the Red Wolves had competitors. Carter Shell had the highest finish for A-State placing second in the long jump with a leap of 7.24m (23-9). Courtney Thomas finished third with a jump of 7.16m (23-6) while Frank Massey was sixth at 7.09m (23-3.25).

Jermie Walker raced to a third place finish in the 200-meter dash clocking a time of 21.15 seconds. In the women’s long jump, the A-State women had three finishes inside the top-10. Arabriaun Mack placed fifth with a leap of 5.77m (18-11.25) with Osereme Erewele finishing sixth with a mark of 5.65m (18-6.50). Johnaya Givens finished eighth at 5.59m (18-4.25).

A-State sent its throws group and two middle distance runners to La Jolla, Calif., for the Triton Invitational hosted by UC San Diego. Eron Carter entered the program top-10 ranks with a hammer throw of 56.02m (183-09), the sixth-best throw in program history. Carter placed ninth in the discus throw with a measurement of 51.39m (168-7). Heinrich Herbst placed sixth in the 800m run with a time of 1:52.41, the second-fastest time in the Sun Belt this season. Anaelle Charles came in 10th in the women’s 1500m run clocking a time of 4:37.48, sixth-fastest in the Sun Belt this year.

A-State also sent a group of distance runners to the Benedictine Eagle Relays. Red Wolves were responsible for the top finishes in the men’s and women’s 3000m steeplechase. Sophie Leathers won the women’s race with a time of 11:23.75, seventh-fastest in program history, while Sammy Brainard (11:32.93) and Sophia Oury was third at 11:37.84, the eighth-fastest in program history. Bennett Pascoe took the top finish in the men’s race posting a time of 9:33.68. Elizabeth Gillette (18:07.62) and Madison Grimm (18:13.45) finished second and third, respectively, in the 5000m run. In the men’s 5000m run, John Carder (15:20.01) and Owen Habeger (15:30.46) came in fifth and sixth, respectively.

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Ole Miss Classic
Ole Miss Track & Field Complex | Oxford, Miss.
(Most events cancelled Saturday due to inclement weather)

Men
100m Dash:
Cancelled
200m Dash: 3. Jermie Walker – 21.15, 15. D’Kari Smith – 21.96, 23. Ke’Von Holder – 22.40, 42. Amari James – 23.03
400m Dash: Cancelled
800m Run: Cancelled
1500m Run:
11. Seth Waters – 3:58.41, 14. Jacob Oury – 4:01.73, 15. Jallah Galimah – 4:04.01
5000m Run: None
110m Hurdles: Cancelled
400m Hurdles: Cancelled
3000m Steeplechase:
None
4x100m Relay: None
4x400m Relay:
Cancelled
High Jump: None
Pole Vault: None
Long Jump: 2. Carter Shell – 7.24m/23-9, 3. Courtney Thomas – 7.16m/23-6, 6. Frank Massey – 7.09m/23-3.25
Triple Jump: None
Shot Put: Cancelled
Discus Throw: None
Hammer Throw: None
Javelin Throw: None

Women
100m Dash:
Cancelled
200m Dash: 6. Jonae Cook – 24.71, 20. Mikayla Jordan – 25.87, 26. Sinquia Vaughn – 26.54
400m Dash: Cancelled
800m Run: Cancelled
1500m Run:
14. Pauline Meyer – 4:44.45
5000m Run: None
100m Hurdles: Cancelled
400m Hurdles: Cancelled
3000m Steeplechase:
None
4x100m Relay: None
4x400m Relay:
Cancelled
High Jump: None
Pole Vault: None
Long Jump: 5. Arabriaun Mack – 5.77m/18-11.25, 6. Osereme Erewele – 5.65m/18-6.50, 8. Johnaya Givens – 5.59m-18-4.25
Triple Jump: 7. Johnaya Givens – 11.46m/37-7.25
Shot Put: None
Discus Throw: None
Hammer Throw: None
Javelin Throw: None

Triton Invitational
UC San Diego Track Complex | La Jolla, Calif.

A-State Athletes
Men’s 800m Run:
6. Heinrich Herbst – 1:52.41
Women’s 1500m Run:
10. Anaelle Charles – 4:37.48
Women’s Shot Put:
(Invitational) 17. Evangelynn Harris – 13.64m/44-9
Women’s Hammer Throw:
(Invitational) 15. Grace Flowers – 52.52m/172-3, 26. Hannah Higgins – 47.13m/154-7
Men’s Discus Throw: (Open) 9. Eron Carter – 51.39m/168-7, 18. LeeRoi Johnson – 49.79m/163-4, 24. Eric Williams – 48.14m/157-11
Women’s Discus Throw:
(Invitational) 17. Babette Vandeput – 49.83m/163-6, (Open) 25. Grace Flowers – 43.18m/141-8, 26. Hannah Higgins – 43.07m/141-3, 46. Evangelynn Harris – 35.11m/115-2
Men’s Hammer Throw: (Invitational) 12. Eron Carter – 56.02m/183-9 (ranks 6th in program history), 19. LeeRoi Johnson – 51.68m/169-6
Men’s Shot Put: (Open) 3. Eric Williams – 16.78m/55-0.75, 10. Eron Carter – 16.00m/52-6

Benedictine Eagle Relays
University Sports Complex Track | Lisle, Ill.

A-State Athletes
Women’s 5000m Run:
2. Elizabeth Gillette – 18:07.62, 3. Madison Grimm – 18:13.45
Men’s 5000m Run: 5. John Carder – 15:20.01, 6. Owen Habeger – 15:30.46
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase:
1. Sophie Leathers – 11:23.75 (ranks 7th in program history), 2. Sammy Brainard – 11:32.93, 3. Sophia Oury – 11:37.84 (ranks 8th in program history)
Men’s 3000m Steeplechase: 1. Bennett Pascoe – 9:33.68