Penguins Open Outdoor Season at NC State; Zallow, Elliott Qualify For Finals at Texas

Cody Sikora
Cody Sikora

The Youngstown State men's and women's track and field teams opened the outdoor season on Friday as they competed at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and North Carolina State Raleigh Relays.

Clyde Littlefield Relays | Results  

On Friday, Chad Zallow finished with the fifth fastest time in the 110m hurdles to qualify for tomorrow's final at 3:35 p.m. Zallow won Heat 8 with a time of 13.95 seconds. Jaliyah Elliott also qualified for the finals tomorrow after finishing with the ninth fastest time in the 100m dash prelims. Elliott finished third in Heat 2 with a time of 11.624 seconds. The 100m dash final is scheduled for 4:09 p.m.

In the 110m hurdles, Destiny Washington had a time of 14.76 seconds, while Collin Harden posted a time of 11.550 seconds. Suerethia Hendersonran a time of 11.708 seconds in the 100m dash. 

On Thursday, Harden ran a time of 53.41 seconds in Heat 3 of the 400m hurdles.

Coverage of tomorrow's finals will be on the Longhorn Network from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Raleigh Relays | Results

To begin day one of competition, Jennifer Muhlenkamp posted a time of 17:56.22 in the 5,000m run while Ashleigh Rowley finished with a time of 18:16.20.

Myron Anderson recorded a ninth place finish in the 110m hurdles after finishing third in Heat 3 with time of 14.84 seconds.

Four Penguins competed in the 100m dash including Brendan Lucas who finished with the fastest time at 10.83 seconds. Josh Beaumont posted a time of 10.91 seconds and Jamynk Jackson came in with a time of 10.98 seconds. For the women, Antonella LaMonica ran a time of 12.79 seconds. 

Zach Gehm lead the way in the discus with a throw of 50.91m on his final attempt. Dom Westbay threw the disc 46.95m while Andrew Hallof reached a mark of 41.43m on his final attempt of the afternoon. For the women, Kaitlyn Merwin finished with the furthest throw at 42.62m, Nicolette Kreatsoulas posted a mark of 40.31m and freshman Sammy Dyson threw the disc 31.00m.

In the shot put, Westbay captured a fourth place finish after recording a mark of 17.13m on his second attempt. Brandon Orlando posted the next best mark for the Penguins at 16.11m while Gehm reached 14.47m on his first attempt.

In the high jump, Abby Jones secured a seventh place finish after clearing 1.63m on her first attempt. Kira Neef also competed in the event and cleared a personal-best mark of 1.65m on her final attempt. On the men's side, freshman Terron Taylor cleared a mark of 1.95m on his third attempt. 

In the 400m, Cody Sikora posted the 13th fastest time at 48.31 seconds while Pierlus Stewart clocked a time of 49.89 seconds. For the women, Teneisha Myers finished with a time of 58.03 seconds and Iva Domitrovich ran a time of 58.55 seconds. 

Daiquain Watson posted the further leap in the long jump with a mark of 6.89m on his final attempt of the afternoon. Samuel Challis and Stefan Pontius also competed in the event, Challis had a mark of 6.42m while Pontius recorded a jump of 6.04m. For the women, Chontel Fils had a mark of 5.50m while Olivia Jones jumped 5.35m on her first attempt. 

In the pole vault, Macklin Rose and Dylan Latone cleared a bar mark of 4.42m, while Jett Murphy cleared a mark of 4.27m. 

Six different Penguins competed in the 1,500m run including three from the men's team and three from the women's side. Sean Peterson posted the fastest time at 3:58.04 while Chris Butler finished with a time of 4:00.76 and Cole Lovett clocked a time of 4:01.31. On the women's side, Nicole Squatrito posted a time of 4:44.51, Lauren Dolak ran a time of 4:50.58 and Natalie Fleming finished with a time of 4:52.57. 

Senior Alan Burns competed in the steeplechase and posted a time of 9:24.54. 

To conclude the first day, Ryan Sullivan ran a personal-best time of 29:38.15 in the 10,000m. Sullivan now trails the school record by 4.03 seconds. 

Both events conclude with multiple events set for Saturday. Select Penguins will also be competing at the Texas State Bobcat Invitational.