JOPLIN, Mo. – The University of Tulsa track and field team dominated the competition in the 3,000 meters on the first day at the Missouri Southern State Invitational Friday.
The women’s 3,000 was claimed by freshman Josie Wilcox in a time of 9:53.54. Sophomore Jaclyn Rollins finished second in 10:12.55 and senior Laura Englehutt placed sixth.
On the men’s side, senior Justin Duncan paced a whole cavalcade of Golden Hurricane with his winning time of 8:18.57. Tulsa claimed the top seven positions and nine of the top 11. Junior Carl Stones finished second, followed by junior Bill Martin, junior Tom Marshall, sophomore Geraint Davies, freshman Dennis Hodapp and junior Paulo Pinheiro. Junior Mitch Johnson finished ninth and sophomore Kevin Mayer placed 11th.
Sophomore Lenora Guion-Firmin took first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.20, and both she and senior Jennifer Mace qualified for tomorrow’s finals in the 60-meter dash.
Senior Kelsey Klein finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 15.81 meters, and sophomore Carolin Imhof finished second in the preliminary rounds of the 60m hurdles.