Another solid outing for McNeese at Louisiana Classics

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LAFAYETTE – McNeese track and field posted another solid outing on day two at the Louisiana Classics hosted by Louisiana-Lafayette where a total of 15 personal records were broken and another four were tied.

In addition to the individual bests, the Cowboys’ 4×400-meter relay team made up of Ethan Rapp, Olandis Johnson, Jaylen Goodly and Jalon Charles posted its best time of the season with a mark of 3:16.58 for a third place finish and trimming down on its second-fastest time in the Southland Conference.

The men’s 400-meter run saw five of the six Cowboy participants post personal records. Charles finished third overall in the event and first in his heat with a time PR time of 47.37. Johnson also placed first in his heat and seventh overall with a PR of 48.42 while Blake Comeaux finished first in Heat 4 with a PR time of 48.46 to finish eighth overall.

Rapp (49.31) and Khristian Anthony (51.08) also set PRs in the event.

Tyler Smith finished fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.74, a season-best for him while Tyler Syrie placed eighth with a PR-tying time of 10.95. Gared Brown, who finished 13th, also set a PR with a time of 11.09.

In the discus event, Darko Radakovic tied a PR with a sixth place throw of 153-07 and in the high jump, Lentz Similien placed seventh with a mark of 6-6.75 to tie a PR and Khalil Covington set a new PR at 6-2.75 to finish 10th.

On the women’s side, Aleyah Donald ran a PR time of 12.13 in the 100-meter dash to finish first in her heat and sixth overall and Diamond Lee tied her PR with a time of 12.57.

Mia Robinson set a new PR in the 400-meters with a time of 56.43, finishing first in her heat and ninth overall.

Tijana Antic had a second place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 40-1.50 and set a new PR in the 100-meter hurdles with a seventh place finish time of 14.59.

MaKayla Hardin (42-6) and Alanna Arvie (42-4.25) finish sixth and seventh respectively in the shot put, each posting new PR marks.

And Heaven Terrell posted a new PR in the long jump at 18-00.5 to finish fifth in the event.

McNEESE MEN RESULTS (7 PRs set; 3 PRs tied)
100m – 5, Tyler Smith 10.74 (3rd in Heat 1; season-best); 8, Tyler Syrie 10.95 (1st in Heat 2; tied PR); 13, Gared Brown 11.09; 20 (PR), Gabriel Alexander 11.65
400m – 3, Jalon Charles 47.37 (1st in Heat 2; PR); 7, Olandis Johnson 48.42 (1st in Heat 3; PR); 8, Blake Comeaux 48.46 (1st in Heat 4; PR); 13, Ethan Rapp 49.31 (PR); 20, Khristian Anthony 51.08 (PR); 23, Finlay Murray 51.87
110m Hurdles – 12, Zach Dibbern 15.73
Discus – 6, Darko Radakovic 153-07 (tied PR)
High Jump – 7, Lentz Similien 6-6.75 (tied PR); 8, Gabriel Alexander 6-4.75; 10, Khalil Covington 6-2.75 (PR)
Triple Jump – 6, Lentz Similien 45-05.75
4x100m Relay – 2, 41.83 (Tyler Syrie, Tyler Smith, Gared Brown, Jaylen Goodly)
4x400m Relay – 3, 3:16.58 (Ethan Rapp, Olandis Johnson, Jaylen Goodly, Jalon Charles); Season best

McNEESE WOMEN RESULTS (8 PRs set; 1 PR tied)
100m – 6, Aleyah Donald 12.13 (1st in Heat 2; PR); 17, Diamond Lee 12.57 (tied PR)
18, Taneisha Allen 12.60; 19, Ayanna Weeks 12.69; 29, Brentney Carroll 13.57 (first time running)
400m – 9, Mia Robinson 56.43 (1st in Heat 3; PR); 35, Sara Lamendola 1:05.10 (first time running)
100m Hurdles – 7, Tijana Antic 14.59 (PR); 16, Kristian Ojonta 16.17; 17, Brentney Carroll 16.50 (PR)
400m Hurdles – 4, Nina Radisavljevic 1:04.07 (PR)
Shot Put – 6, MaKayla Hardin 42-6 (PR); 7, Alanna Arvie 42-4.25 (PR)
Long Jump – 5, Heaven Terrell 18-00.5 (PR); 10, Jordyn Barrett 16-00.25
Triple Jump – 2, Tijana Antic 40-01.5; 7, Heaven Terrell 35-08.5
High Jump – 8, Crystal Coulter 4-11.75; 8, Breyauna Jackson 4-11.75
4x100m Relay – 6, 47.80 (Ayanna Weeks, Diamond Lee, Aleyah Donald, Taneisha Allen)
4x400m Relay – 7, 4:07.42 (Mia Robinson, Nina Radisavljevic, Kristian Ojonta, Kaitlyn Tunks)

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Matthew Bonnette

Matthew Bonnette

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