AUBURN, Ala. – Senior Marshay Ryan claimed gold in the women’s triple jump as Auburn track and field set nine personal bests on the final day of the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday.
“I really thought that we had a great weekend over,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “This is the type of meet that we needed in order to get ready for the SEC Championships in a couple of weeks. I thought the team really stepped up and had a lot of big time performances. Now we just need to buckle down and get ready for SEC’s.”
A Pennsylvania native, Ryan jumped 43-7.75/13.30m on her third jump of the day to win the triple jump. Jakayla Hand finished third with a mark of 41-6/12.65m.
Seniors Teray Smith and Kahlil Henderson finished third and fourth, respectively in the men’s 200m. Smith finished with a personal best 20.75 and moved into third on Auburn’s all-time performance list. Henderson also posted a personal best with a mark of 20.93, which is good for sixth in program history.
Sophomore Jenae Ambrose ran a personal best 23.39 in the women’s 200m and finished fourth in the event. Ambrose’s mark ranks eighth in the SEC this season and eighth on Auburn’s all-time performance list.
The Tigers will return to action on Feb. 24-25 for the 2017 Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships in Nashville, Tenn.