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Track and Field Travels to Arkansas for the John McDonnell Invitational

The University of Tulsa track and field team continues its outdoor season traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., for the John McDonnell Invitational on Saturday.
The University of Tulsa track and field team continues its outdoor season traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., for the John McDonnell Invitational on Saturday.
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April 11, 2014

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TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa track and field team continues its outdoor season traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., for the John McDonnell Invitational on Saturday.

Field events start at 2:30 p.m. with the women pole vault and running events start at 5 p.m. with the women 4x100-meter relay.

Tulsa is one of five teams competing with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, South Dakota and Arkansas Baptist.

The Golden Hurricane is competing in 12 men's events and 10 women's events.

On the men's side, sophomore Bryce Robinson is competing in the 100-meter dash and in the 200-meter dash. Robinson's personal-best in the 100-meter dash is 10.42 seconds and his personal-best in the 200-meter dash is 21.01 seconds.

The Golden Hurricane has three other runners competing in the 200-meter dash with senior Julian Frazier, senior Andrew Jameson and freshman Otugo Ananaba. Frazier's personal-best time is 21.45 seconds, Jameson's personal-best is 21.93 seconds and this is the first time that Ananaba will be running in the event.

Brian Tabb is running in the 800 meters and his personal-best is 1:50.97 and the Golden Hurricane has five runners in the 1,500-meter run with junior Aaron Thornburg, senior Danny Thater and freshmen Nick Criser, Adam Roderique and Elijah Silva. Thornburg's personal-best is 1:55.67, while Roderique's personal-best is 4:07.12 and Thater's personal-best time is 3:46.73. Criser and Silva will be running in the event for the first time.

The Golden Hurricane has four runners in the 3,000-meter run with Roderique, Criser and freshmen Jake McDonnell and Kirk Smith. Roderique's personal-best is 8:57.22, while Criser, McDonnell and Smith will be competing in the event for the first time.

Junior Colt Johnson is competing in the 110-meter hurdles and in the shot put. Johnson's personal-best is 15.08 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and his personal-best is 9.04 meters (29-8).

Sophomore David Anderson is competing in the 400-meter hurdles and his personal-best time is 59.32 seconds, while freshman Austin Hostetler is competing in the high jump and he is competing for the first time in the event.

Sophomore Alex Lybarger is competing in the shot put, discus throw and the hammer throw. Lybarger's personal-best in the shot put is 16.62 metes (54-6.5), discus throw is 42.51 meters (139-5.5) and hammer throw is 55.38 meters (181-8.5).

Tulsa has two teams running in the 4x400-meter relay.

On the women's side, freshman Lauren Thomas is competing in the 100-meter dash and her personal-best time is 12.66 seconds, while sophomore Alex Lyons and senior Audrey Jean-Baptiste are competing in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash. Lyons' personal-best time is 26.19 seconds in the 200 meters and 58.46 seconds in the 400 meters, while Jean-Baptiste's personal-best time is 24.72 seconds in the 200 meters and 55.42 seconds in the 400 meters.

The Golden Hurricane has six runners in the 1,500-meter run with juniors Natasha Cockram and Brandi Krieg, sophomores Olivia Lopez and Oliva O'Hare and freshmen Clara Langley and Katie Killeen. Cockram's personal-best time is 4:35.97, while Krieg's personal-best time is 4:38.72, Lopez is 4:38.72, O'Hare is 4:38.81, Langley is 4:40.75 and Killeen is 4:51.53.

Senior Josie Wilcox and freshman Alyssa Jones are competing in the 3,000-meter run. Wilcox's personal-best time is 10:11.75 and Jones will be running in the event for the first time.

Freshman Elizabeth Lothamer is competing in 100-meter hurdles and in the shot put. Lothamer's personal-best in the 100-meter hurdles is 16.35 seconds and 9.30 meters (30-6) in the shot put.

The Golden Hurricane has three competing in the 400-meter hurdles with freshmen Kendall Cox, Cydney Fogle and Roos-Sanne Claassen. Claassen's personal-best time is 1:02.35, while Fogle is 1:04.13 and Cox is 1:06.97.

Junior Hartly Carlisle is competing in the discus throw and her personal-best is 47.16 meters (154-8.75) and Tulsa is competing in the 4x100-meter relay.

The Golden Hurricane splits next weekend with Mt. SAC Relays from April 17-19 in Walnut, Calif., and Michael Johnson Classic on April 19 in Waco, Texas.

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