SEATTLE, Wash. – Arizona Track and Field wrapped up the first day of the Ken Shannon Invitational on Friday. The team had three competitors finish second overall: Katie Daily, Talie Bonds, and Trayvion White-Austin.
In the women’s pole vault, Katie Daily finished second overall and posted a huge PR after clearing 4.30m (14-1.25). As of right now, that mark qualifies her for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Additionally, Malaya Abueg cleared a PR of 3.65m (11-11.75).
The Wildcats had three competitors reach the final in the women’s long jump. Rylee Perkins had a PR leap of 12.32m (40-5) to finish fourth and Taylen Wise jumped 12.22m (40-1.25) to finish fifth. Esther Akinlosotu also placed ninth with a jump of 12.01m (39-5).
In the men’s triple jump, Sir Jonathan Sims had a personal best leap of 14.84m (48-8.25) to finish fifth overall.
Ava David had a big-time PR toss of 18.26m (59-11) in the women’s weight throw.
In the women’s 60m hurdles, Talie Bonds clocked an 8.11 in the prelims to qualify for the final. In that final, Bonds finished second overall in a tightly contested race after running a time of 8.05. Additionally, Ajaysha Lewis ran a new personal best time of 8.64 in the qualifying round.
In the men’s 60m hurdles, Zachary Extine ran a PR time of 8.09 during the preliminary round to qualify for the final as well. Extine followed that up by running another 8.09 in the final and finishing seventh overall.
In the men’s 200m, Trayvion White-Austin finished second overall with a time of 21.04, just narrowly being edged out at the finish line. Additionally, James Onanubosi finished seventh overall and first in his heat after running a 21.76. In the women’s 200m, Lauryn Ford ran a 200m PR time of 24.71 to finish sixth overall and first in her heat.
The Wildcats had a pair of personal records in the women’s 5k: Brigid Hanley (16:41.95) and Sailor Hutton (16:45.19).
Dominic Gehr began the men’s heptathlon for the Wildcats on Friday. He finished the day in fourth place with 2871 points. Gehr had a PR throw in the shot put of 13.29m (43-7.25) and placed third. He also finished fifth in both the long jump (6.59m) and the high jump (1.88m).
Skylar Sieben and Hollan Powers both completed the women’s pentathlon on the day. Powers…
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