OU Track & Field Wraps up Regular Season with Six Titles

NORMAN, Okla. — In the final tune up before next weekend’s Big 12 Championships, Oklahoma track and field athletes picked up six titles Saturday at the Sooner May Open. Latoya Greaves (100-meter hurdles), Ronnie Ash (110-meter hurdles), Scottesha Miller (100-meter dash), Brittany Borman (discus), Kevin Snyder (high jump) and Kristen Rice (high jump) all won their individual events as the Sooners prepare to travel to Columbia, Mo., for the conference meet.

Greaves claimed her fifth win of the season in the 100-meter hurdles as she bested the field with a time of 13.39. Greaves was one of four Sooners to sweep the top four spots in the race as Demeeka Jones was second with a PR of 13.83 followed by Natasha Kotey (14.75) and Claire McConnell (14.86).

Ash kept his undefeated season in the 110-meter hurdles alive as he crossed the line in a time 13.91. The win is Ash’s sixth of the season in the event as OU claimed three of the top four spots. Ash’s teammates, Malcolm Anderson (14.14) and D’Andre Fisher (14.23), finished third and fourth, respectively.

Miller won her first 100-meter dash of the season as she finished in a time of 11.45. Miller was joined at the finish line by teammate Sherine Wells who was second with a season-best time of 11.53.

The women’s high jump saw Oklahoma claim the top four spots led by Rice at first with a winning height of 5-7.00 (1.70). Chelsea Goodman equaled the height to finish second after taking two attempts to clear at 5-3.00 (1.60). Chenale Smith finished third at 5-5.00 (1.65) and Charlotte Abrahamsen was fourth at 5-3.00 (1.60).

It was an Oklahoma sweep in the high jump as Kevin Snyder claimed the men’s title, clearing the bar at 6-10.25 (2.09). The win was Snyder’s second win of the year, both coming at home meets after winning the event at the John Jacobs Invitational.

Borman collected her fifth discus title of the season as she recorded her second-longest throw of the year, 181-9 (55.39). Borman won the event by a full foot as Karen Shump took third at 178-7 (54.44) and Kelsey Poljansek was fourth with 167-5 (51.02), the fourth longest throw in Oklahoma history. Amy Backel improved her PR in the event to 157-3 (47.94) as she finished sixth.

Jasmine Simmons moved to No. 3 on the OU all-time performance list in the triple jump as she finished second with a mark of 42-4.75 (12.92). Simmons was the highest collegiate finisher as OU alum Toni Smith won the event by breaking a stadium record with a jump of 45-3.50 (13.80). The jump automatically qualifies Smith for the USA Championships in June.

Neelon Greenwood finished second in the men’s long jump as he was just three inches of his season best with a top mark of 24-10.50 (7.58). Marco Moon was fourth at 22-7.00 (6.88).

Luke Bryant finished second overall and first among collegiate competitors in the men’s discus as he unleashed a toss of 194-3 (59.22) finishing behind Olympian Vikas Gowda, who won with a distance of 207-5 (63.22).

Conrad Aaron and Colin Quirke each recorded PRs in the shot put as they finished second and third, respectively, behind OU alum and program record holder Kevin Bookout. Aaron’s throw of 56-2.00 (17.12) is the ninth longest in OU history while Quirke’s 56-1.25 (17.10) is the 10th longest. Bookout’s won the event with a throw of 63-9.50 (19.44).

The women’s 400-meter dash had OU athletes claim two of the top three finishes as freshman Marlena Wesh was second in 54.72 and Jalesa Walker was third with a PR of 55.78.

Sarah Pappas cleared her second-best bar of the season in the pole vault as she finished third with a height of 12-0.75 (3.68).

The meet marked the final regular season action of the season for the Sooners. Next up for OU is the Big 12 Championships in Columbia, Mo., beginning on Friday.

Oklahoma Final Results:

Men’s Hammer Throw: 4. Holden Mitchell 174-11 (53.31)

Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles: 1. Latoya Greaves 13.39; 2. Demeeka Jones 13.83; 3. Natasha Kotey 14.75; 4. Claire McConnell 14.86; 10. Taylor Wyatt 15.67

Men’s 110-Meter Hurdles: 1. Ronnie Ash 13.91; 3. Malcolm Anderson 14.14; 4. D’Andre Fisher 14.23

Women’s 400-Meter Dash: 2. Marlena Wesh 54.72; 3. Jalesa Walker 55.78

Women’s 100-Meter Dash: 1. Scottesha Miller 11.45; 2. Sherine Wells 11.53

Men’s 100-Meter Dash: 10. Marco Moon 11.36

Women’s Long Jump: 4. Kristen Carson 18-11.25 (5.77); 6. Claire McConnell 16-10.75 (5.15); 7. Taylor Wyatt 16-8.00 (5.08); 8. Natasha Kotey 15-11.50 (4.86)

Men’s Long Jump: 2. Neelon Greenwood 24-10.50 (7.58); 4. Marco Moon 22-7.00 (6.88)

Women’s Pole Vault: 3. Sarah Pappas 12-0.75 (3.68); 7. Carli Wester 10-7.00 (3.23)

Men’s Pole Vault: 5. Jonathan Webb 15-2.25 (4.63)

Men’s Shot Put: 2. Conrad Aaron 56-2.00 (17.12); 3. Colin Quirke 56-1.25 (17.10)

Women’s Discus Throw: 1. Brittany Borman 181-9 (55.39); 3. Karen Shump 178-7 (54.44); 4. Kelsey Poljansek 167-5 (51.02); 6. Amy Backel 157-3 (47.94)

Men’s Discus Throw: 2. Luke Bryant 194-3 (59.22); 6. Colin Quirke 179-3 (54.64); 9. Curtis Mulkey 158-7 (48.35)

Women’s High Jump: 1. Kristen Rice 5-7.00 (1.70); 2. Chelsea Goodman 5-7.00 (1.70); 3. Chenale Smith 5-5.00 (1.65); 4. Charlotte Abrahamsen 5-3.00 (1.60); 6. Nichelle Johns 5-3.00 (1.60)

Men’s High Jump:  1. Kevin Snyder 6-10.25 (2.09); 4. Aaron Thompson 6-4.75 (1.95)

Women’s Triple Jump: 2. Jasmine Simmons 42-4.75 (12.92)

Updated 05-09-2010

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