AUBURN, Ala. – Senior Wellington Zaza won the men’s 60mH with a personal best time of 7.81 and Auburn track and field posted 13 personal bests on the final day of the Commodore Invitational in Nashville on Saturday.
“I like the fight I saw this weekend in our first meet of the season,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “We finished with a lot of personal bests and won four events. This meet gives us a good base to build on and I look forward to seeing this team improve every week.”
A Philadelphia native, Zaza posted a 7.91 in the prelims to be the top seed in the final. Teammate Xavier Coakley also posted a personal best in the 60mH, finishing third with a time of 7.94 and moved into sixth all-time in program history.
After posting a PR in the pole vault on Friday, heptathlete Chris Stone added two more on Saturday in the 60m and the 60mH. Stone finished ninth in the 60mH with a personal best 8.45 and then posted a 7.26 in the men’s 60m.
Freshman Raheem Chambers finished third in the men’s 60m with a time of 6.70 in his first collegiate meet. Chambers’ time ranks as the No. seven time in program history. Junoir O’Dean Skeen advanced to the finals with a 6.73.
Emily Stevens and Wesley Curles both finished with personal bests in the mile. Stevens finished second with a 4:43.45, which ranks No. three on Auburn’s top performers list. Curles finished with a 4:04.44.
Auburn track and field will return to action on Saturday as it hosts the Auburn Invitational in Birmingham. The Tigers will be joined by LSU, Alabama and Ohio State at the Birmingham Crossplex.
|Shot Put - W|
|3000m - M|
|60mH - M|
|60m - W|
|60m - M|
|Shot Put - M|
|Triple Jump - W|
|Triple Jump - M|
|Mile - W|
|Mile - W|
|400m - M|
|800m - W|
|800m - M|
|3000m - W|
|4X400m - M|
|2nd||Ceneus, Henderson, Bloomfield, Smith||3:09.34|