April 13, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. – Victories in three events by Auburn athletes and multiple personal bests highlighted the final day of action at the Spec Towns Invitational hosted by the University of Georgia.
DJ Smith earned the win in the men’s high jump with clearance at 7-0.50 (2.15m). The junior earned the victory over Wisconsin’s Collin Taylor via jump off with a clean jump at the final bar. Both men missed on three tries at 7-2.5 (2.20m).
In the women’s pole vault, freshman Jessie Johnson finished first by clearing 12-11.5 (3.95m). The mark ranks third in Auburn history to give the Argyle, Texas native the top three performances on the program list.
Fellow freshman Larissa Debich finished third in the event with clearance at 11-11.75 (3.65m).
Competing in the long jump for the first time in 2013, junior V’alonee Robinson posted a top mark of 19-11.5 (6.08m) to finish third overall. The mark is the top long jump for an Auburn female athlete thus far in 2013.
Robinson also placed third in the women’s 100 meters in 11.61. The mark is her fastest 100 meter mark since the 2012 NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. when she established her personal best of 11.57.
Also in the women’s long jump, Siobhan Ford-Holland set a new personal best with a mark of 18-0.5 (5.50m).
Senior Jeremy Hardy set a new personal best in the men’s 100 meters with his third-place run in 10.34 seconds. The mark shaves nearly a full tenth off his previous best set last week at the Tiger Track Classic.
Kai Selvon finished second overall in the women’s 200 meters with her all-conditions top run of 2013 in 23.12. Teammates Deon Phillips (24.83) and Rachel Wiggins (25.51) both set new personal bests in the same event.
In the men’s 200 meters, Harry Adams
took the title in 20.90 into a head wind of -1.9. Hardy was fourth in 21.13, his second personal best of the day.
Daina Levy continued her strong freshman season with a new personal best in the discus throw. The Jamaican international placed third with a top throw of 157-8 (48.06m). Levy had previously placed third in the hammer throw on Friday.
Taylor Duncan ran the fastest 1500 meters for Auburn so far this season with a third-place finish in 4:37.71.
Auburn is in action next April 19-20 when it hosts the final home meet of the year, the War Eagle Invitational at Hutsell-Rosen Track. For the latest on Auburn track and field, follow @AUTrack on Twitter.