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Tulsa Track and Field Heads North For Nebraska Quad

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April 13, 2013


The University of Tulsa track and field squads will travel to Lincoln, Neb., to take part in the Nebraska Quad hosted by the University of Nebraska on Saturday, April 13. Action at the Ed Weir Track will begin at 11 a.m. with the women’s hammer throw and the men’s shot put.


Live results of the meet can be found on TulsaHurricane.com. Also, updates of the meet will be provided on Twitter @TulsaTrack


Sophomore Chase Sammons shattered school records in the discus and shot put to highlight action for the Tulsa track and field team during the Arkansas Spring Invitational on Saturday at John McDonnell Field.

Sammons won the discus with a record-breaking throw of 177 feet, 7 inches and was one of five TU athletes to win crowns at the invitational. Sammons also finished second in the shot put with a program-best heave of 59 feet.

The Golden Hurricane 4x100 meter relay squad of senior Matt Davis, freshman John Teeters, senior Julian Frazier and freshman Bryce Robinson also set a school record of 40.67 en route to a second-place showing.

Tulsa went 1-2 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, as junior Emmett Cookson won the event with a time of 9:26.38. Senior James Keilbarth claimed second in 9:28.60.



The Hurricane also went 1-2 in the 3,000-meters, as freshman Adam Palamar claimed the event in 8:20.86, while junior Danny Thater was second in 8:22.03.

Freshman Simon Greiner won the 1,500-meter run crossing the line in 3:54.24.

Teeters was third in the 100-meter dash in 10.51, which marks the fifth fastest time in school history. 

Frazier earned a fifth-place showing in the 200-meter dash in 21.56, which was also the fifth fastest time in program history.

The final win of the day came on the women’s side, as senior Erin Huddleston won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11:09.36. 

Senior Caroline Schuster was fifth and 10th, respectively in the 200 and 100 meter dashes. In the 200, she earned a time of 24.51, while she had a 100-meter dash time of 12.13.

Junior Audrey Jean-Baptiste was eighth in the 200-meter dash (24.72) and 11th in the 100-meter dash (12.24).


The University of Tulsa track and field squads recorded four event victories and 17 top-3 finishes at the John Jacobs Invitational on April 14, 2012

Junior All-American Chris O'Hare won the 800-meter run in 1:53.98. Tulsa took the top four spots in the event, and O'Hare was followed by Andrew Heyes (1:55.77), Bill Martin (1:56.65) and Brian Tabb (1:57.10).

Sam Masters captured the 3,000m run title in 8:58.16. Danny Thater and Aaron Thornburg finished second and third in identical personal-best times of 8:58.19. Kevin Mayer was fourth in 8:58.20, while James Keilbarth was fifth in 9:06.14 and Seth Marsh was sixth in a PR of 9:18.81.

Alex Sementelli won the javelin with a personal-best toss of 47.89m.

Dennis Hodapp placed second in the 1,500m run in 4:00.16.

Tulsa's 4x100m relay team placed third in a season-best time of 43.48. The team consisted of  Andrew Jameson and  Bryce Cason, Colt Johnson and Ken Muckala.

Chase Sammons placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 14.82m. He also placed ninth in the discus, and his mark of 52.87m was the second-best in school history. Sementelli finished 14th with a toss of 37.58m, which was the fifth-best in school history.


Done Vermaak paced the women with her 800m title. She clocked a mark of 2:13.06. Sarah Macpherson was second with a PR of 2:14.82, while  Lauren Collette was fourth in 2:15.44.

Natasha Cockram (4:43.64) and Melanie Hughes (4:47.42) finished 2-3 in the 1,500m run, while  Josie Wilcox (10:33.82) and Brandi Krieg (10:36.04) were 2-3 in the 3,000m run.

Katherine Camp was second in the 400m hurdles in 1:05.32.

Caroline Schuster was fourth in the 100m dash (12.27), and Audrey Jean-Baptiste was fifth (12.38). Both recorded PR's in the event.