Lions set 14 provisional qualifying marks and six school records at Pitt State Invitational; Romero runs nation's fastest mile
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Lions set 14 provisional qualifying marks and six school records at Pitt State Invitational; Romero runs nation's fastest mile — LINK — FULL RESULTS

 
 
PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Texas A&M University-Commerce indoor track & field teams posted 14 provisional qualifying marks and five school records at the Pittsburg State Invitational on Saturday.

 

“The season is in full swing and our athletes are starting to find their groove,” said A&M-Commerce Head Track & Field Coach George Pincock. “Luis Romero ran another national leading mark, Kellon Alexis broke his own Grenadian record for the second week in a row, but the thing I am excited about, as well as the staff, is that the level of performance across the team is high.  Most athletes are setting personal bests or they are very close to it."

 

These fantastic performances were led by Luis Romero once again, as the senior posted the nation’s fastest mile time this season at 4:06.64. Romero was also part of the men’s 4x400 meter relay, which posted a provisional qualifying mark of 3:16.64. Josiah Dennis, Aaron LeCesne, and Dedrian Windham joined Romero in the qualifying effort.

 

The women’s team had four provisional marks, all in field events. Jasmine Roberts set a school record in the triple jump, with a leap of 11.56 meters. This is the second time Roberts has extended the school record this season in the same pit.

 

Alexandra VanSickle put up a provisional mark in the shot put with a toss of 14.07 meters. Remarkably, this is just one centimeter shy of her own school record.

 

Anitial’a Robins earned a provisional mark in the weight throw with a throw of 16.64 meters, and Markie Abbott put up a provisional mark of 1.68 meters in the high jump.

 

Three other women’s school records were set as well. Ashley Bassett set the 600 yard run school record with a time of 1:27.07. Maggie Waites set a new pole vault record at 3.43 meters, and the quartet of Jasmine Amo, Sarah Hogan, Maiya Collins, and Brandi Stalder established a new school record in the distance medley relay with a time of 13:02.92.

 

On the men’s side, six qualifying marks were put up in field events, with some of the familiar faces putting up big numbers.

 

Two men set marks in the weight throw, led by Chase Graham, whose toss of 18.32 meters is the longest in the Lone Star Conference this season. Kellon Alexis also set a qualifying mark, extending his Grenada national record to 18.01 meters.

 

Joseph Brown earned a provisional mark in the shot put with a heave of 15.87 meters.

 

In the horizontal jumps, Gage Bowles set provisional marks in the long jump (7.08 meters) and the triple jump (14.85 meters), while DeVontae Steele added a triple jump mark at 14.93 meters.

 

Two more runners added provisional marks, as Malcolm Woods earned his mark in the 200 meters at 21.81 seconds and newcomer Elliott Martynkiewicz finished the 3,000 meters in 8:24.11 in his first race as a Lion.

 

Additionally, Aaron LeCesne set a school record in the 600 yard run at 1:14.31.

 

The Lions have one weekend off before the final weekend of indoor competition prior to the LSC meet. On the weekend of February 9-11, the Lions will send participants to three different meets in Frisco, Pittsburg, Kan., and Joplin, Mo.

 

PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING MARKS

Women’s High Jump Markie Abbott 1.68m
Women’s Weight Throw Anitali’a Robins 16.64m
Women’s Shot Put Alexandra Van Sickle 14.07m
Women’s Triple Jump Jasmine Roberts 11.56m
Men’s Weight Throw Chase Graham 18.32m
  Kellon Alexis 18.01m
Men’s Long Jump Gage Bowles 7.08m*
Men’s Shot Put Joseph Brown 15.87m
Men’s Triple Jump DeVontae Steele 14.93m
  Gage Bowles 14.85m
Men’s 200m Malcolm Woods 21.81
Men’s Mile Luis Romero 4:06.64
Men’s 3,000m Elliott Martynkiewicz 8:24.11
Men’s 4x400 Relay Josiah Dennis, Luis Romero, Aaron LeCesneDedrian Windham 3:16.64
 

SCHOOL RECORDS

Women’s Pole Vault Maggie Waites 3.43m
Women’s Triple Jump Jasmine Roberts 11.56m
Women’s 600y Ashley Bassett 1:27.07
Women’s Distance Medley Relay Jasmine Amo, Sarah Hogan, Maiya Collins, Brandi Stalder 13:02.92
Men’s 600y Aaron Lecesne 1:14.31
Men’s Mile Luis Romero 4:06.64
 

 
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