|Red Wolves Win Women's Javelin & Men's Shot...|
NASHVILLE (4/20/12) - Arkansas State athletes Kim Ludick and Richard Chavez captured the women's javelin and men's shot put titles during the first day of competition at the Vandy Invitational Saturday.
Ludick won the women's javelin with a throw of 38.89m while also finishing fifth in the women's shot put at 13.73m. Julia Agawu finished fourth in the women's shot put with a throw of 13.92m.
Chavez was one of four Red Wolves to finish in the top five of the men's shot put with at throw of 17.97m. Chris Nicasio was second at 16.26, followed by Tyler Lingo in fourth (15.07) and Corwin Pace in fifth (14.78).
Sharika Nelvis set a new Arkansas State record in the women's 200 meter run with a time of 23.35. The time was good for second in the event. Joey Meyer finished fifth on the men's side of the 200, posting a time of 21.28.
William Oliver was third overall and second among collegians in the long jump with a leap of 7.35m. John Ellis was fourth overall and third among college competitors in the men's pole vault at 4.90m.
Bailey Bunyan posted a ninth-place finish in the men's 1500 meter run at 3:57.66.
ASU continues action on Saturday at the Vandy Invitational.