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Tigers set 17 personal records on day 2 of Vanderbilt Invitational
Jan. 20, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Auburn track and field established 17 personal records in a productive outing at the second day of competition at the Vanderbilt Invitational.

“I thought we did a really good job this weekend,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “I like where we are as a team at this point. With the inclement weather, we had a short week of training, but I think that we did a good job of competing this weekend. It’s a long season, so we just need to keep on working and building on these first two competitions.”

Nathon Allen, running indoors for the first time in his career, won the men’s 400m with a time of 46.68 with teammate Randall Ceneus crossing the line in 46.87 to complete the one-two finish.

Xavier Coakley placed third in the men’s 60m hurdles with a time of 7.85 and Jenae Ambrose made her 2018 debut in the women’s 400m, finishing fourth with a time of 54.91.

Mark Rubalcaba established a new personal best in the men’s triple jump clearing 50-4/15.34m to place fifth. Jakayla Hand took fourth in the women’s event with a mark of 41-5.35/12.63m.

In the men’s mile run, six of the nine Tigers competing set a new personal record. Senior Wesley Curles led the way with a fifth place finish with Silas Kipngetich and Wesley Pectol also finishing in the top-10.

Auburn will return to action Jan. 26-27 at the Bob Pollack Meet in Clemson, S.C.

Day Two Results
Event Name Place Time/Mark
Shot Put – W Tori McKinley 11th 14.43m/47-4.25
Shot Put – W Ivana Muzaric 27th 13.00m/42-8
60mH – M Xavier Coakley -- 8.00
3rd 7.85
60mH – M Chris Stone 16th 8.56
60m – W Dominique Bullock 12th 7.54*
60m – M Chris Stone 41st 7.25
Shot Put – M Evan Blaire 16th 15.69m/51-5.75
Shot Put – M Benedict Draghi t-20th 14.71m/48-3.25
Triple Jump – W Jakayla Hand 4th 12.63m/41-5.25
Triple Jump – W Deja Hillman -- NM
Triple Jump – M Mark Rubalcaba 5th 15.34m/50-4*
Mile – W Brenda Kigen 11th 4:56.03*
Mile – W Andonet Churiyot 30th 5:08.45*
Mile – W Mercy Kiprop 34th 5:10.36*
Mile – M Wesley Curles 5th 4:05.98
Mile – M Silas Kipngetich 8th 4:08.23*
Mile – M Wesley Pectol 9th 4:08.26
Mile – M Erik Armes 13th 4:11.81*
Mile – M Andy Smith 20th 4:16.07*
Mile – M Mitchell Gomez 27th 4:18.63*
Mile – M Tommy McDonough 32nd 4:24.71*
Mile – M Jay Spieler 33rd 4:25.43
Mile – M Jack Rogers 35th 4:28.88*
Mile – M Coleman Churitch -- DNF
400m – W Jenae Ambrose 5th 54.91*
400m – M Nathon Allen 1st 46.68*
400m – M Randall Ceneus 2nd 46.87
400m – M Joshua Burks 32nd 50.24*
800m – W Presley Weems 13th 2:12.51*
800m – W Frances Patrick 34th 2:22.60*
800m – W Katie Boone 37th 2:24.40*
800m – W Danielle Springer 41st 2:29.03
4x400m – W Ambrose, Boone, Springer, Whyte 11th 3:49.21



*- personal record


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