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Tulsa Track and Field Sends Athletes To Mt. Sac Invitational

Tim Rackers will run in the 5,000-meters at the Mt. Sac Relays
Tim Rackers will run in the 5,000-meters at the Mt. Sac Relays
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April 18, 2013


The University of Tulsa track and field squads will send five individuals out west to Walnut, Calif., to compete in the Mt. Sac Relays on April 18 and 19 at Historic Hilmer Lodge Stadium.

Competing for the Golden Hurricane on Thursday will be Erin Huddleston in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase and Emmett Cookson in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase. On Friday, Tim Rackers and Marc Scott will run in the men's 5,000-meters, and Brandi Krieg will compete in the women's 5,000-meters. 




No live results will be available, but check on Twitter @TulsaTrack and on the Tulsa Track and Field/Cross Country page for the latest on the meet. A recap of each day's events will be posted on TulsaHurricane.com.


The Tulsa track and field squad won five titles at the Nebraska Quad at the Ed Weir Track on Saturday, April 13.

The Golden Hurricane competed against Wyoming, South Dakota State and the host Cornhuskers during the four-team event.

On the men's side, the freshman duo of Bryce Robinson and John Teeters went 1-2 in the 100-meter dash. Robinson, an 2013 All-American in the 60-meter dash, ran the fourth fastest time in school history of 10.43, while Teeters clocked in at 10.52. 

Freshman Simon Greiner won the 1,500 in 3:54.00, while fellow freshman Jake McDonnell was seventh (4:06.05). 

Sophomore Chase Sammons won the men's shot put with a throw of 17.27 meters (56-8) to win his fourth title of the young outdoor season. Freshman Alex Lybarger was third with a heave of 15.12 meters (49-7.25).

Sammons also snared a third-place showing in the discus with a heave of 53.56 meters (175-0).

The TU 4x100-meter relay squad of senior Matt Davis, Teeters, senior Julian Frazier and Robinson clocked a school record time of 40.38.

Teeters also clocked a time of 21.33 in the 200-meter dash to claim a sixth-place showing. That time ranks fifth in school history. Frazier was ninth in 21.45, which is the sixth-fastest time in program history.

Frazier was third in the 400-meter dash in 47.17, while Davis was sixth in 48.65.

Freshman Adam Palamar was third in the 800-meter dash in 1:53.79, while Brian Tabb claimed fourth in 1:54.41.

Fellow freshman Marc Scott was second in the 3,000-meter dash clocking in at 8:33.22.

The Tulsa women won two events, as senior Caroline Schuster won the 400-meter dash in 55.14, while teammate junior Audrey Jean-Baptiste was second in 55.92.

Schuster also was second in the 200-meter dash clocking in at 24.30, while Jean-Baptiste was fifth in 24.86.

Senior Ashley Scott won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:35.72, while senior Melanie Hughes snared third-place in 4:38.58.

Junior Natasha Cockram was second in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:04.41, while senior Josie Wilcox placed third clocking in at 10:11.75. Sophomore Janessa Dunn's time of 10:14.98 earned her fourth-place. 


Senior Carl Stones bested his own school record in the 3,000m Steeplechase by nearly seven seconds at the Mt. SAC Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on April 19-20, 2012.

Stones finished fifth in the Olympic Development Elite division in a time of 8:43.79, and his mark broke his own school record (8:50.12) and was the fifth-fastest time recorded in the nation.

Geraint Davies also competed Thursday, and he finished 26th in the 10,000m Run Invitational Elite division with a personal-best mark of 30:28.84.

Josie Wilcox ran the 10K for the first time in her career, and she finished 15th in the 10,000m Run Olympic Development Elite race in a time of 35:31.59. She recorded the fifth-fastest mark in school history.

Ashley Scott finished 20th in the 5,000m Run Open-A, and her mark of 16:38.91 was the fourth-fastest in school history.

Paulo Pinheiro posted the fifth-fastest 5K in school history of 14:08.36, as he finished 15th in the 5,000m Olympic Development Elite.

Dennis Hodapp recorded a personal-best mark of 14:21.42 in the 5,000m Run Open-B, and he finished 22nd in the event.