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March 29, 2013

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The Tulsa track and field squad will compete in its second meet of the outdoor campaign as it will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete at the Arkansas Spring Invitational. Action from John McDonnell Field is set to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 30.

ABOUT THE MEET

Live results from the meet will be available on TulsaHurricane.com. In addition, ArkansasRazorbacks.com will have a live blog documenting the meet on their website.

LAST TIME OUT

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 DavisJohn 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). 

 A YEAR AGO

The University of Tulsa track and field squads competed at the Arkansas Spring Invitational on March 31, 2012, at John McDonnell Field.

 Paulo Pinheiro had one of the highlights of the day when he shattered the school record in the 3,000m run. His mark of 8:14.39 broke Dwight Davis' mark of 8:19.42 set in 2000, and it was also the sixth-fastest time in the NCAA so far this season. Pinheiro finished second in the event, just .25 seconds behind unattached winner Kyle King.

Dennis Hodapp placed third in the event in 8:27.58, which was the sixth-fastest mark in school history.

Senior Mitch Johnson (8:37.26), Geraint Davies (8:41.08) and sophomore Kevin Mayer (8:44.45) all set PR's and finished 7-9.

 Julian Frazier finished fourth in the 400m dash with a mark of 47.14, which was the second-fastest time in school history and the 26th-best mark in the nation this year.

 Carl Stones won the 3,000m Steeplechase with a mark of 9:07.90, which was the 15th-best mark in the NCAA this year. Andrew Heyes placed second in the 800m run in 1:51.50. Bill Martin was seventh in the event with a PR of 1:53.24.

 Sam Masters placed second in the seeded 1,500m run with a personal-best mark of 3:46.80. Danny Thater was sixth in 3:51.45. 

 Chase Sammons placed second in the discus (46.81m), sixth in the hammer throw (44.28m) and ninth in the shot put (14.93m).

The TU women had four top-five finishes. Junior Done' Vermaak placed fourth in the seeded 800m run with a mark of 2:11.16, and sophomore Lauren Collette was sixth in 2:14.49.

Sarah Macpherson was fourth in the seeded 1,500m run in 4:28.46, and TU's 4x400m relay team placed fourth in 3:46.22. The team consisted of Racquell Powell, Vermaak, jCaroline Schuster and Audrey Jean-Baptiste

 Ashley Scott placed fifth in the 1,500m run in 4:39.69. Brandi Krieg (10:14.45) placed eighth in the 3,000m run and fellow Janessa Dunn was 11th in 10:19.27. 

 Hartly Carlisle placed sixth in the discus (44.91m), 14th in the shot put (11.24m) and 19th in the hammer throw (37.70m).

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