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Tulsa Track Opens Outdoor Campaign With Success At Tulsa Duels

Chase Sammons
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March 16, 2013


TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa track and field squad opened its outdoor season with a successful showing in the Tulsa Duels held at Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium on Saturday.

Winning events for TU were Chase Sammons in the men's shot put and discus, and Brandi Krieg in the women's 1500. In addition, the Tulsa men's 4x100 relay squad of Matt Davis, John Teeters, Julian Frazier and Andrew Jameson won the event in a time of 41.70.

Sammons claimed victory in both the events he competed in today. He won the shot put in with a throw of 16.79 meters and the discus in 51.58 meters.

The Golden Hurricane had two of the top four finishers in the 2,000-meter steeplechase, as Emmett Cookson and James Keilbarth were third and fourth, respectively. Cookson crossed the line in 6:08.98, while Keilbarth was clocked in 6:09.79.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Colt Johnson was fourth in 14.97, and Alex Sementelli was sixth in 15.35.

In the women's 1500, Brandi Krieg won the event in 4:42.11, while Olivia Lopez was second in 4:49.65.

Tulsa had four of the top six finishers in the 3000-meter run, as Natasha Cockram was second (10:14.39), Joise Wilcox was third (10:16.89), Janessa Dunn (10:21.15) and Larissa Erickson was sixth (10:35.61).



In the women's 800-meter run, Melanie Hughes was fifth in 2:19.70, while Lauren Collette was eighth in 2:21.74.

TU will compete next at the Arkansas Spring Invitational on March 30, in Fayetteville, Ark.

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