Five Sooners Advance to Texas Relays Finals
AUSTIN, Texas. — Five Oklahoma entries advanced to Saturday finals while Brittany Borman captured a shot put title Friday at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin. The women’s 4×100-meter relay, Malcolm Anderson (110-meter hurdles), Ronnie Ash (110-meter hurdles), Latoya Greaves (100-meter hurdles) and Scottesha Miller (100-meter dash) all advanced to finals while Borman claimed her second individual title of the season as she won the B section of the women’s shot put with a personal best throw of 49-2.25 (14.99).
Borman was sitting in third until her final attempt when she unleashed the PR to give the sophomore a pair of wins after claiming the discus title at the Horned Frog Invitational on March 20. Borman also finished second in the A section of the women’s discus as recorded another PR. Borman opened the event with her top throw of 170-6 (51.96). The second longest in Oklahoma history, the throw is the best by a Big 12 athlete this season and moves Borman to fourth nationally.
The women’s 4×100-meter relay of Marlena Wesh, Sherine Wells, Jasmine Simmons and Miller advanced to Saturday’s finals in the event with a time of 45.26. The Sooners will enter the finals as the fourth seed in the event.
Oklahoma is one of two schools to place two athletes in the finals of the men’s 110-meter hurdles as Ash and Anderson qualified with the third and sixth fastest times, respectively. Ash easily won the seventh heat with a time of 13.82 while Anderson was second in the sixth heat at 14.04. OU’s D’Andre Fisher narrowly missed advancing to the nine-man final, finishing 10th with a time of 14.13.
The women’s 100-meter hurdle final on Saturday will feature OU’s Greaves in the second seed as she advanced to the finals with a time of 13.47. Friday’s race marked Greaves’ first 100-meter hurdles action at OU since the 2008 season when she won the Big 12 title in the event en route to breaking the OU program record with a time of 12.99.
Already the program record in the 100-meter dash, Miller recorded her first time of the season in the event as she advanced to the finals with the fourth-fastest time of the prelims, 11.43.
The men’s 4×100-meter relay of Ash, Mookie Salaam, Remuro Henry and Evan Pierson finished 10th in the prelims of the event with a time of 40.95 but looks like a sure selection for Saturday’s invitational final.
Alex Madkins finished third in the men’s long jump as he recorded a top jump of 24-4.50 (7.43). Madkins’ moved from fifth to third on his final attempt as he landed his top mark. Neelon Greenwood was sixth with a season-best jump of 23-10.00 (7.26).
Marco Moon recorded the first Oklahoma triple jump of the 2010 outdoor season as he finished fourth in the B section of the men’s triple jump. Moon’s top mark of 50-6.00 (15.39) came on his third attempt and ties Moon with Greenwood for the fifth-longest triple jump in OU history.
Katelyn Penner finished fourth in the B section of the women’s javelin with a throw of 151-10 (46.27) on her third attempt. Penner was one of two OU throwers to finish fourth as K.P. Singh did so in the B section of the men’s discus with a throw of 168-3 (51.29).
Oklahoma Finals Qualifiers:
Women’s 4×100-meter relay: OU 45.26
Men’s 110-meter hurdles: Ronnie Ash 13.82; Malcolm Anderson 14.04
Women’s 100-meter hurdles: Latoya Greaves 13.47
Women’s 100-meter dash: Scottesha Miller 11.43
Oklahoma Final Results:
Men’s 4×100-meter relay: 10. OU 40.95
Men’s 110-meter hurdles: 10. D’Andre Fisher 14.13
Women’s 100-meter hurdles: 13. Latoya Heath 13.76; 32. Demeeka Jones 14.36; 55. Claire McConnell 15.23.
Men’s 100-meter dash: 23 Evan Pierson 10.68; 40. Mookie Salaam 10.85
Women’s B Javelin: 4. Katelyn Penner 151-10 (46.27)
Men’s B Long Jump: 3. Alex Madkins 24-4.50 (7.43); 6. Neelon Greenwood 23-10.00 (7.26)
Women’s B High Jump: T-8. Kristen Rice 5-3.25 (1.61); T-8. Chelsea Goodman 5-3.25 (1.61); 11. Chenale Smith 5-3.25 (1.61)
Women’s B Shot Put: 1. Brittany Borman 49-2.25 (14.99)
Men’s B Discus: 4. K.P. Singh 168-3 (51.29)
Men’s B Triple Jump: 4. Marco Moon 50-6.00 (15.39)
Women’s B Triple Jump: 9. Latoya Heath 38-8.75 (11.80)
Women’s A Discus: 2. Brittany Borman 170-6 (51.96); 14. Karen Shump 143-6 (43.73)
Men’s A Discus: 6. Luke Bryant 182-9 (55.70)