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Auburn men finish second at Auburn Invitational
Jan. 21, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Auburn track and field men finished second with 112 points behind two event wins and 10 personal bests in the Auburn Invitational at the Birmingham Crossplex on Saturday. The Tigers finished with three event wins and 14 personal bests overall.

“I was please with our effort today and I think we definitely improved from last week,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “I saw a lot of our athletes lineup and really compete hard. The times will start coming as we get further into the season, so all I am really looking for is if they line up and compete.”

On the men’s side, Wellington Zaza finished with his second straight win the in the 60-meter hurdles, posting a 7.93. Junior Odean Skeen followed up by winning the 60-meters with a 6.63, which ranks fifth in Auburn history.

Deja Hillman led the way on the women’s side, winning the women’s triple jump with a 40-0.75/12.21m. Jakayla Hand finished third in the event with a 39-08.50/12.10m.

Wesley Curles moved into eight in Auburn history with a time of 1.51.12 in the men’s 800-meters.

The Auburn men finished second behind No. 17 Alabama who finished with 127.5 points. No. 3 LSU finished third with 104.5 and 21 Ohio State finished with 82.

On the women’s side, No. 22 Alabama won with 150 points with No. 7 LSU coming in second with 145. Ohio State finished third with 101 points, while Auburn finished fourth with 89.

The Tigers will return to action on Friday for the SEC Challenge in Fayetteville, Ark. at the Randall Tyson Center. The meet will be nationally televised on SEC Network on Saturday.

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Place Name Time/Mark
Weight Throw - W
4thJasmine Manigault60-08/18.49m
5thBrianna Heilsnis59-04.2518.09m
3000m - W
3rdAndonet Cheruiyot9:56.9
3000m - M
4thSolomon Komen8:31.9
8thSilas Kipngetich8:31.9
Long Jump - W
4thDominique Bullock 18-06/5.64m
5thMarshay Ryan18-05.25/5.62m
6thMicaela Creighton118-00/5.50m
Long Jump - M
3rdMark Rubalcaba23-04.75/7.13m
Pole Vault - M
---Chris StoneNH
60mH - M
1stWellington Zaza
3rdXavier Coakley
6thChris Stone
60m - M
1stOdean Skeen
2ndRaheem Chambers
Mile - W
2ndVeronica Eder
6thBrenda Kigen
Mile - M
6thJay Spieler4:15.9
Triple Jump - W
1stDeja Hillman40-00.75/12.21m
3rdJakayla Hand39-08.50/12.10m
SHot Put - W
3rdIvana Muzaric46-01.25/14.05m
400m - M
1stRandall Ceneus47.26
8thSherwayne Allen53.02
800m - W
5thEmily Stevens2:12.2
800m - M
2ndWesley Curles1:51.1
6thErik Armes1:53.0
High Jump - W
3rdSara Almen5-05/1.65m
5thSkyler Daniel5-03/1.60m
200m - W
8thJenae Ambrose24.28
13thSashel Brown24.61
19thTyra Massey25.59
200m - M
2ndTeray Smith21.08



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