May 2, 2012
Weekly Notes | Arkansas Twilight Schedule | Arkansas Twilight Entry List
TULSA, Okla. - Nine members of the University of Tulsa track & field teams are scheduled to compete at the Arkansas Twilight May 4 in Fayetteville, Ark., at the John McDonnell Field.
Those who are tentatively scheduled to compete are seniors Paulo Pinheiro, Justin Smith, Tom Marshall, and Bill Martin, juniors Andrew Heyes, Done Vermaak and Melanie Hughes, and sophomores Lauren Collette and Katherine Camp. The running events will begin at 6 p.m.
O'HARE NAMED C-USA OUTDOOR TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Junior All-American Chris O'Hare was named the Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week May 1. He was honored after he posted the nation's second-fastest collegiate 1,500 mark of 3:37.95 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational April 29 in Palo Alto, Calif. He finished ninth in a field of 36 runners that included Olympians and other elite runners. His time broke his own school record by more than four seconds (3:42.54), and he was the second fastest collegiate runner in the event. His time was also an Olympic `B' Standard.
TULSA WINS THREE EVENTS IN WICHITA
Senior Bill Martin won the 5,000 meters in 14:48.29 at the 2012 Track-It Buster Invtational at Cessna Stadium in Wichita, Kan. Junior James Keilbarth competed in the 3,000m steeplechase for the first time in his career, and he won the event in 9:36.25. Freshman Chase Sammons finished second in both the shot put (15.92m) and the discus (49.93m), and his mark in the shot was second in school history. For the women, freshman Hartly Carlisle picked up an event title after recording a discus throw of 46.37m.
6 COMPETE IN DRAKE RELAYS
Junior Sam Masters finished 14th in the 5K with a mark of 15:10.40 at the 2012 Drake Relays at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. Junior Kevin Mayer broke his personal best in the 10K by more than three minutes when he finished 17th in 30:49.09. Senior Mitch Johnson was 10th in the same event in 30:18.97. Freshman Natasha Cockram finished 18th in the women's 5K (17:13.20), while fellow freshman Janessa Dunn was 21st in the 10K with a mark of 36:47.40.
O'HARE POSTS NATION'S SECOND-BEST 1,500 METERS IN STANFORD
Junior All-American Chris O'Hare recorded the nation's second-fastest 1,500-meter run when he posted a mark of 3:37.95 to finish ninth overall in Palo Alto, Calif. He was competing against other top collegiates and Olympians at Cobb and Angell Field on the campus of Stanford University. The mark set his PR and broke his own school record by more than four seconds. His time was also under the Olympic `B' Standard.
STONES EARNS C-USA WEEKLY HONOR
Senior Carl Stones was named the Conference USA Outdoor Male Track and Field Athlete of the Week for the second time in his career on April 24. He clocked the ninth-fastest time in the nation in the 3,000m Steeplechase April 20 at the Mt. SAC Relay's. His mark of 8:43.79 landed him a fifth-place finish, breaking his own school record by more than six seconds.
MARTIN PACES GOLDEN HURRICANE AT JOHN MCDONNELL INVITE
Senior Bill Martin paced the Golden Hurricane in Fayetteville, Ark., by capturing the 1,500m title in 3:46.11. Junior Julian Frazier ran the second-fastest 400m dash in school history of 47.12 to finish fourth. Sophomore Emmett Cookson ran the fourth-best 3K steeple in school history to finish sixth in 9:22.22. The best result on the women's side came from junior Sarah Macpherson, who finished second in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:25.86. The mark was the fourth-fastest in school history.
STONES ECLIPSES SCHOOL MARK AT MT. SAC RELAY'S
Senior Carl Stones broke his own school record in the 3,000m steeplechase and recorded the ninth-fastest time in the NCAA. Junior Ashley Scott recorded the fourth-fastest 5K in school history (16:38.91), while sophomore Josie Wilcox posted the fifth-best 10K (35:31.59) and senior Paulo Pinheiro ran the fifth-fastest 5K of 14:08.36.