Tyrone Jackson of Texas State set a personal best Saturday, winning the 800 meters at the Texas State Invitational (Texas State sports information photo).
The Texas State track and field teams dominated their own Texas State Invitational during the weekend, winning 13 events and carding top several top Western Athletic Conference performances for the season.
Tyrone Jackson took the men’s 800 meters with a first place time and personal record of 1:49.72, also placing him second in the WAC. Danielle Candelaria did one better with a WAC-leading performance, winning the high jump with a jump of 1.74 meters to enter a first-place tie for the highest jump in the WAC.
Darian Brown finished first place throw in the hammer throw of 55.68 meters, putting him second in the WAC in that even. The Bobcats dominated the hammer throw with Texas State men claiming second, third and fourth behind Brown, and the women took first, second, fourth and fifth. Jalisa Hall won the event, Talore Kelly took second and Dasha Tsema took fourth.
Both Kelly and Tsema took events of their own. Tsema won the discus with a WAC-leading throw of 48.68 meters while Kelly took the shot put with a throw of 13.99 meters.
In the men’s discus, Kole Knutson won with a toss of 52.07 meters, placing him second in the WAC. Jordan Huckaby took second at the Texas State Invitational with a throw for a distance of 48.77 meters.
In the men’s vault, All-American Logan Cunningham won first with a WAC-leading jump of 5.27 meters. Not far below him was Landon Ferguson with a third place vault of 5.07 meters, putting him fourth in the WAC.
The men’s 4×100-meter team claimed first place with a time of 40.52, the second fastest time in the WAC. The team was made up of Timothy Young, Raymond Hatton, William Murray and Anthony Johnson. Meanwhile, Young won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.27.
Michelle Jones and Maria Lopez took the top two spots in the women’s 1500-meter run with times of 4:37.27 and 4:43.83 respectively. In the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, Kelly Trevino finished third (11:38.15).
Texas State will be back in action in Austin at the Texas Invitational April 13.
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