Auburn track and field wraps up day one at Tyson Invitational and Iowa State Classic


Feb. 14, 2014

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AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn track and field team concluded the first day of competition at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, on Friday.

Sophomore pole vaulter Jessie Johnson led the Tigers at the Tyson Invitational after tying her school-record clearance of 13-0.5/4.00m . The Argyle, Texas native has cleared the mark three times in her career and has done so twice this season.

Senior sprinter Keenan Brock placed eighth in the 60m finals at 6.72 after qualifying for the finals with a season-best time of 6.70. Freshman Teray Smith recorded a personal record in the prelims with a time of 6.80. In the men’s 60m hurdles, junior Torrey Campbell finished seventh at 8.04.

Freshmen Michael Cheeks, Kenneth Lane III and Zachary Gunnz recorded personal bests in the 400m. Cheeks recorded a time of 48.86, while Lane and Gunnz clocked a 49.49 and 50.08, respectively.

In the women’s 60m hurdles, junior Samantha Scarlett advanced to the semi finals at 8.30, while freshman Sashel Brown and Ebony Morrison advanced with personal-best times of 8.48 and 8.41, respectively.

Freshman SheKara Martin set a personal record in the 60m with a time of 7.62, while in the 400m, sophomore Gabriela Cumberbatch finished with a time of 57.78, a new personal best. In the women's weight throw, Tori Nwadiogbu claimed a new personal record with a distance of 17.32m.

In Ames, junior distance runner Ty McCormack placed fifth in the 5000m at 13:56.24, which is the fastest time in the SEC heading into the weekend. McCormack’s time is also the sixth-fastest time in program history.

In the women’s 5000m, sophomore Taylor Duncan won her heat with a personal-best time of 16:49.63.

Competition will resume at 10 a.m. CT at the Iowa State Classic, while the Tyson Invitation will get underway at 12 p.m. CT.

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