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Positive Results Abound At Meyo Invitational

Senior Justin Smith posted the third-fastest time in school history in the 200m dash today at the Meyo Invitational.
Senior Justin Smith posted the third-fastest time in school history in the 200m dash today at the Meyo Invitational.
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Feb. 4, 2012

Complete Results

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Tulsa track and field teams wrapped up competition at the Meyo Invitational Saturday at Loftus Sports Center.

"This was a great day for us," Tulsa Head Track Coach Steve Gulley said. "We had great results from top to bottom and I was extremely pleased with how everyone competed today. This meet will hopefully give both the men and women a lot of confidence going forward."

The best finish of the day came from junior Julian Frazier, who finished third in the 400m dash with a mark of 47.36. His time broke his own personal best set earlier this year, and he also ran the third-fastest time in school history and the 21st-best mark in the NCAA this year.

Junior Andrew Heyes competed in the Meyo Mile and finished fourth with a mark of 4:02.08. His time just missed out on cracking the top five list in school history, but it was good for 22nd-best in the nation this year. Senior Justin Smith finished fifth in the 200m with a time of 21.75. His mark was good for third-best in school history.

Junior Sam Masters was sixth in the 3,000m Run Ryan Shay 3K. He also recorded the third-fastest mark in Tulsa history and the 38th-best mark in the nation so far this year. Seniors Bill Martin (12th in 8:12.70) and Paulo Pinheiro (16th in 8:17.73) also posted personal bests in the event.

The 4x400m relay team of Smith, Frazier, junior Alex Sementelli and freshman Bryce Cason finished eighth in 3:15.58, which was the fourth-best mark in school history.



Four of the five Tulsa runners who competed in the collegiate mile ran personal bests, headlined by freshman Nathan Barrett's 15th-place time of 4:14.98. Fellow freshmen Tim Rackers (17th in 4:15.12) and Aaron Thornburg (34th in 4:22.94), along with sophomore Danny Thater (27th n 4:17.78) also posted PR's.

Junior Done Vermaak led the charge for the women with her fifth-place finish in the 800m run. She posted a time of 2:10.00, which was the fourth-fastest mark in school history and the 36th-best time in the NCAA so far this year.

Tulsa's 4x400m relay placed sixth in 3:45.56. The team consisted of Vermaak running the anchor, senior Racquell Powell, junior Caroline Schuster and sophomore Katherine Camp.

Sophomore Josie Wilcox (10:02.27) and junior Ashley Scott (10:02.74) finished 9-10 in the 3,000m run.

All three members of the Golden Hurricane who competed in the 200m dash posted PR's. Powell led the charge with a mark of 25.30 to finish 23rd, while sophomore Audrey Jean-Baptiste was 59th in 25.98 and Camp was 60th in 26.06.

The Golden Hurricane will return to action at the Tyson Invitational Feb. 10-11 in Fayetteville, Ark.



200m Dash 5. Justin Smith - 21.75

400m Dash 3. Julian Frazier - 47.36 42. Alex Sementelli - 51.95 46. Kolton Taylor - 53.39

Mile Run 15. Nathan Barrett - 4:14.98 17. Tim Rackers - 4:15.12 25. Tom Marshall - 4:17.19 27. Danny Thater - 4:17.78 34. Aaron Thornburg - 4:22.94

Mile Run Meyo Mile 4. Andrew Heyes - 4:02.08

3000m Run Ryan Shay 3K 6. Sam Masters - 8:06.53 12. Bill Martin - 8:12.70 16. Paulo Pinheiro - 8:17.73 20. Geraint Davies - 8:21.31 21. Carl Stones - 8:27.13 -- Chris O'Hare - DNF

4x400m Relay 8. 3:15.58 Bryce Cason, Julian Frazier, Alex Sementelli, Justin Smith

Shot Put 11. Chase Sammons - 15.06m 19. Alex Sementelli - 10.88m 20. Kolton Taylor - 10.78m


200m Dash 23. Racquell Powell - 25.30 59. Audrey Jean-Baptiste - 25.98 60. Katherine Camp - 26.06

400m Dash 82. Carolin Imhof - 1:04.08

800m Run 5. Done Vermaak - 2:10.00

Mile Run 20. Lauren Collette - 5:01.60 24. Erin Huddleston - 5:02.92 28. Natasha Cockram - 5:04.59 41. Emily Dunn - 5:08.71

3000m Run 9. Josie Wilcox - 10:02.27 10. Ashley Scott - 10:02.74 25. Jaclyn Rollins - 10:13.88 44. Larissa Erickson - 10:32.70

4x400m Relay 6. 3:45.56 Racquell Powell, Caroline Schuster, Katherine Camp, Done Vermaak

Shot Put 33. Hartly Carlisle - 10.80m 35. Carolin Imhof - 9.82m