Talbert Highlights Action at John McDonnell Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Oral Roberts track and field team won seven events and placed in a total of 12 over the weekend at the John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

ORU senior Rachel Talbert (Newton, Kan.) highlighted the weekend of play with two events wins. Talbert claimed the top spot in the shot put with a mark of 14.72 meters, while earning the win in the discus with a throw of 51.39 meters. 

Sophomore Sheilah Ndasym (Eldoret, Kenya) posted the only other win on the women’s side, clocking a time of 17:10.23 in the 5000-meter run, while Cassidy Ashcraft (Seminole, Okla.) placed third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.24.

The women’s 4×100-meter relay team of Whitney Mills(Tulsa, Okla.), Miesha Dinkins (Jenks, Okla.), Latisha Jacobs (Oklahoma City, Okla.) and Cornesha Wilkerson (Tulsa, Okla.) posted a third-place showing with a time of 46.49.

On the men’s side, Fredrick Brown claimed the top spot in the triple jump with a mark of 15.18 meters, which currently ranks 38th nationally.

In the main 400-meter dash event, Jeffery Gibson (Freeport, Bahamas) clocked the nation’s 25th-best time of 46.84 to place second, while Marvin Bonde (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) posted a third-place finish in the main 200-meter dash event with a time of 21.62.

Jeramy Roberts (Houston, Texas) earned a win in the 400-meter dash (48.96), while Michael Roberts (Fitzhugh, Okla.) also posted a win in the 800-meter dash (1:55.77).

Freshman Jack Whitt (Norman, Okla.) continued his strong freshman season, soaring to a height of 5.30 meters for a second-place showing in the pole vault.

The men’s 4×400-meter relay team of Jeramy Roberts, Bonde, Clive Chafausipo (Harare, Zimbabwe) and Gibson also earned a first-place finish, clocking a time of 3:09.98.

The Golden Eagles return to action at the KU Relays in Lawrence, Kan., beginning on Wednesday.

Updated 04-12-2010

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