Texas Relays Women — Sprint Medley CR For A&M

A thrilling SMR homestretch battle found Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete of A&M holding off Brooke Jaworski as both teams broke the CR. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 23-26 — What’s better than a Collegiate Record? How about two teams finishing under the old standard. That’s what the Texas A&M and Texas sprint medley foursomes did at the Texas Relays, both finishing under the existing mark of 3:39.04 set by another Aggie foursome 5 years ago.

Here A&M ran 3:38.93 and Texas turned in a 3:38.95 as Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete held off the hosts’ Brooke Jaworski in a furious homestretch battle. Wilson-Perteete was preceded by Tierra Robinson-Jones, Laila Owens and Charokee Young.

Texas did brilliant work in winning the 4×1, 4×2 and 4×4, denting the all-time lists in each of the events. The Longhorns ran “only” 42.83 in the 4×1 after becoming the No. 6 school ever with a 42.42 heat.

The 4×2 scared Oregon’s CR of 1:28.78 with the second-fastest collegiate time ever (and No. 6 in the world), 1:29.03.

To wrap the meet up Texas finished within shouting distance of A&M’s CR of 3:22.34 with a 3:22.94. A&M’s runner-up squad produced the No. 4 collegiate time ever, 3:23.30.

The women produced two other records, the first of them coming when Florida soph Anna Hall became the highest-scoring U.S.-born heptathlete ever, her 6412-point total eclipsing the 6390 scored by legendary Jackie Joyner-Kersee of UCLA back in ’83.

Anna Hall finally succeeded Jackie Joyner-Kersee as the holder of the American-born CR in the heptathlon. (ERROL ANDERSON/THE SPORTING IMAGE)

In a PR-driven performance Hall hurdled a lifetime best 13.41, high jumped 5-9¾ (1.77), put the shot a PR 44-1½ (13.45) and ran the 200 in a PR 23.81 for a first-day total of 3760. That left her 25 points up on JJK’s pace.

On the second day Hall long jumped a PR 20‑5¼ (6.23), threw the jav 134-5 (40.98) and finished off with an 800 PR of 2:04.61 to sew up the record.

The other recordsetter was prep vaulting phenom Amanda Moll (Capital, Olympia, Washington). Co-holder of the highest HS vault ever at 14-9 (4.50), the 17-year-old junior sailed mightily over 14-9½ (4.51) on her third try.

That not only gave her sole possession of the HS best, it also rated as an American Junior (U20) Record and World and American Youth (U18) records.

Friendly winds helped provide for notable times on the sprint straight.

At the pro level, Olympian Gabby Thomas scored a double, winning the 100 in 10.92w (2.9mps) and 200 (3.1) in the =No. 5 all-conditions U.S. time, 21.69w. Close behind, Tamara Clark came up with the =No. 7 mark, 21.72w, with hurdler Keni Harrison 3rd in 22.19w. Harrison also produced the No. 8 a-c U.S. hurdle time ever, 12.32w (3.9).

Among the collegians, a 2.8 breeze helped USC’s Celera Barnes (10.82w) and Arkansas’s Jada Baylark (10.83w) to Nos. 5 and 6 on the all-time a-c collegiate 100 list.

And in the 100H (2.5), LSU’s Alia Armstrong ripped off the fastest a-c collegiate time ever, 12.33w. Behind her, A&M’s Kaylah Robinson rose to No. 8 with her 12.49w.

You’ll find the Texas Relays men’s report here.


TEXAS RELAYS WOMEN’S RESULTS

100(2.8): 1. Celera Barnes (USC) 10.82w (a-c: 5, 5 C); 2. Jada Baylark (Ar) 10.83w (a-c: 6, 6 C);

3. ***Samirah Moody (USC) 11.08w; 4. *Cecilia Tamayo-Garza’ (Hous-Mex) 11.20w;5. Jessika Gbai (How) 11.25w;

6. Raheema Westfall (WayB) 11.35w.

Inv 100(2.9): 1. Gabby Thomas (NBal) 10.92w; 2. Tamara Clark (adi) 10.94w; 3. Tynia Gaither’ (Bah) 11.23w; 4. Brittany Aveni (unat) 11.35w.

Inv 200: I(3.2)–1. Aveni 22.55w; 2. Cindy Sember’ (GB) 23.21w; 3. **Emelia Chatfield (Tx) 23.25w; 4. Shiann Salmon’ (Jam) 23.45w.

II(3.1)–1. Thomas 21.69w (a-c: x, =5 A); 2. Clark 21.72w (a-c: =10, x W; =5, =7 A);

3. Keni Harrison (adi) 22.19w; 4. Gaither’ 22.46w; 5. Kendall Ellis (NBal) 22.53w; 6. Teahna Daniels (Nik) 22.58w; 7. *Kennedy Simon (Tx) 22.90w.

Inv 800: 1. Shafiqua Maloney’ (StV) 2:04.59; 2. **Brooke Jaworski (Tx) 2:04.90.

1500: 1. *Kassidy Johnson (KsSt) 4:20.29.

St: 1. *Eleonora Curtabbi’ (WTxAM-Ita) 10:16.66

5000: 1. **Irene Rono’ (ACU-Ken) 16:13.88.

10,000: 1. **Monica Hebner (Tx) 34:25.28.

100H(2.5): 1. **Alia Armstrong (LSU) 12.33w (a-c: 5, =8 A; 1, 1 C; old best 12.39w Brianna McNeal [Clem] ’13);

2. Kaylah Robinson (TxAM) 12.49w (a-c: 8, =11 C; 6, =9 AmC);

3. ***Ackera Nugent’ (Bay-Jam) 12.72w; 4. *Jasmine Jones (USC) 12.85w; 5. **Emelia Chatfield (Tx) 12.97w; 6. **Jayla Hollis (Ar) 12.98w; 7. *Yoveinny Mota’ (Ar-Ven) 12.98w; 8. **Serenity Rogers (La) 13.05w.

Inv 100H(3.9): 1. Harrison 12.32w (a-c: x, 8 A);

2. Christina Clemons (adi) 12.45w; 3. Tonea Marshall (HurdM) 12.45w; 4. Sember’ 12.72w; 5. Anna Cockrell (HurdM) 12.89w; 6. Hitomi Shimura’ (Jpn) 13.05w.

400H: 1. **Britton Wilson (Ar) 54.37 (10, x C);

2. Lauren Hoffman (Duke) 56.55; 3. *Jessica Wright (How) 57.36; 4. **Vanessa Watson (Fl) 57.38; 5. **Sylvia Schulz’ (TxT-Ger) 57.94; 6. Bianca Stubler (Wi) 58.21; 7. **Gontse Morake’ (Bay-SA) 58.80.

Inv 400H: 1. Shamier Little (adi) 56.77; 2. Robyn Brown’ (Phi) 57.93; 3. Kimisha Chambers’ (Jam) 58.24.

Relay Events

4 x 100: 1. Texas 42.83 (Alfred’, Davis’, Adeleke’, Flannel); 2. LSU 42.97 (Armstrong, Phillips, Brown, Ofili’); 3. Texas Tech 43.11 (Kerley, Dubarry-Gay, Roswell, Chukwuma’); 4. Baylor 43.85; 5. Arkansas 43.87; 6. USC 44.00; 7. Texas A&M 44.11.

Heats: I–1. Texas 42.42 (#6 school);

Inv 4 x 100: 1. Star Athletic 42.68 (Oliver, Terry, K. Johnson, Daniels); 2. Star Athletic B 44.18.

4 x 200: 1. Texas 1:29.03 (6 W; 2 C; #2 school) (Adeleke’, Flannel, Alfred’, Davis’);

2. Texas A&M 1:33.27; 3. Clemson 1:33.92; 4. Baylor 1:34.38.

Inv 4 x 200: 1. Star Athletic 1:30.55; 2. Hurdle Mechanic 1:30.65; 3. Hurdle Mechanic 1:31.57.

4 x 400: I–1. Texas 3:22.94 (2 C; #2 school) (Adeleke’, Simon, Williams’ 51.10, Patterson’ 49.87); 2. Texas A&M 3:23.30 (4 C) (Owens, Robinson-Jones, Young’ 48.97, Richardson 50.63);

3. Arkansas 3:26.40 (Peoples, Effiong, Hollis, Wilson 49.99); 4. LSU 3:31.66; 5. Baylor 3:32.05.

II–1. Howard 3:32.89; 2. Kansas State 3:36.75.

Inv 4 x 400: 1. USA Red 3:24.60 (Little, Rogers, Muhammad 51.64, Mu 50.26); 2. Hurdle Mechanic 3:26.21 (Brown, Whitney, Jefferson, Cockrell); 3. USA Blue 3:28.97; 4. Star Athletic 3:31.04.

4 x 800: 1. LSU 8:34.54 (Rose 2:06.50, Rangel Batres’ 2:10.49, Carroll 2:11.00, McDonald’ 2:06.55);

2. Kansas State 8:35.71; 3. USC 8:38.89.

SpMed: 1. Texas A&M 3:38.93 CR (old CR 3:39.04 Texas A&M ‘17) (Robinson-Jones, Owens, Young’ 48.9, Wilson-Perteete 2:04.6);

2. Texas 3:38.95 (2 C, #2 school) (Alfred’, Adeleke’, Simon 50.2, Jaworski 2:04.3);

3. Texas Tech 3:45.71; 4. Kansas State 3:46.86; 5. Kansas 3:50.98; 6. Clemson 3:53.63.

DisMed: 1. Texas 10:59.91 (Duhart, Williams’, Patterson’, Tobias); 2. LSU 11:02.45; 3. Texas A&M 11:27.18.

Jumping Events

HJ: 1. *Lamara Distin’ (TxAM-Jam) 6-5 (1.96) (=10, =12 C);

2. tie, Abigail O’Donoghue (LSU), **Nyagoa Bayak (LSU) & *Rylee Anderson (Ks) 5-11½ (1.82).

PV: 1. ***Olivia Lueking (Ok) 14-7¼ (4.45) (=7, =10 AJ);

2. Chloe Wall (TxT) 14-3¼ (4.35); 3. **Amanda Fassold (Ar) 13-11¼ (4.25); 4. ***Marleen Mulla’ (SD-Est) 13-11¼.

Inv PV: 1. Bridget Williams (unat) 15-5 (4.70); 2. Emily Grove (TmESSX) 15-5 (4.70); 3. Katerína Stefanídi’ (Gre) 15-3 (4.65);

4. Lisa Gunnarsson’ (LSU-Swe) 15-3 (5, x C);

5. Gabriela Leon (Louis) 14-11 (4.55); 6. ***Julia Fixsen (VaT) 14-7¼ (4.45); 7. **Sydney Horn (HPt) 14-1¼ (4.30).

HS PV: 1. *Amanda Moll (Capital, Olympia, Wa) 14-9½ (4.51) HSR, AJR (old HSR 14-9/4.50 Cunliffe [West, Seattle, Wa] ’19 Sommers, [Westlake, Westlake, Village, Ca] ’21, Moll ’22; old AJR Sommers) (WYR, AYR (old WYR 14-9/4.50 Gunnarsson [Swe] ’16 & Moll ’22; old AYR Moll ’22)

(13-7¼ [2], 13-11¼, 14-5¼ [3], 14-9½ [3], HSR/AJR 15-1 [xxx]) (4.15 [2], 4.25, 4.40 [3], 4.51 [3], 4.60 [xxx)

LJ: 1. *Khyasia Caldwell (TCU) 21-½ (6.41); 2. Alex Madlock (Bay) 20-11¼ (6.38); 3. Caira Pettway (Bay) 20-9 (6.32).

Inv LJ: 1. Tyra Gittens’ (Tx-Tri) 22-4½w (6.82); 2. Monae’ Nichols (TxT) 22-3¾ (6.80); 3. Deborah Acquah’ (TxAM-Gha) 22-3w (6.78); 4. **Jasmine Moore (Fl) 22-1¾ (6.75); 5. **Claire Bryant (Fl) 22-1 (6.73); 6. ***Ackelia Smith’ (Tx-Jam) 22-¾w (6.72); 7. Rhesa Foster (unat) 21-6¾w (6.57); 8. Samiyah Samuels (unat) 21-1½w (6.44); 9. *Ingeborg Gruenwald’ (UTSA-Aut) 21-¾w (6.42).

TJ: 1. *Jacqueline Pokuaah’ (Akr-Gha) 44-4¾ (13.53); 2. ***Brya Brewer (TxT) 43-2¼ (13.16); 3. Kyndal McKnight (LSU) 42-6¼w (12.96); 4. ***Euphenie Andre (Mo) 42-¾ (12.82).

Inv TJ: 1. Natricia Hooper’ (Fl-Guy) 45-7¾ (13.91); 2. ***Ackelia Smith’ (Tx-Jam) 45-6¼ (13.87); 3. **Mikeisha Welcome’ (Ok-StV) 44-4¾ (13.53); 4. Acquah’ 44-1½ (13.45); 5. Alex Madlock (Bay) 42-10¾ (13.07); 6. Harleigh White (Clem) 42-10¼ (13.06); 7. ***Darja Sopova’ (Tx-Lat) 42-4¼ (12.91).

Throwing Events

SP: 1. Kayli Johnson (TxT) 57-9¾ (17.62); 2. Erna Gunnarsdottir’ (Rice-Ice) 56-8¾ (17.29); 3. *Josie Schaefer (Wi) 55-7¾ (16.96); 4. **Marilyn Nwora (Tx) 55-6½ (16.93); 5. **KeAyla Dove (SHous) 55-6½ (16.93); 6. Zada Swoopes (WTxAM) 55-4¼ (16.87);

7. *Payden Montana (Ok) 55-3¾ (16.86).

DT: 1. Seasons Usual (TxT) 190-7 (58.10); 2. Annina Brandenburg’ (ACU-Ger) 187-11 (57.29); 3. Lauren Jones (Ok) 179-6 (54.72); 4. ***Chrystal Herpin (Tx) 174-9 (53.27); 5. Karlee Freeman (USC) 174-5 (53.17); 6. *Josie Schaefer (Wi) 174-3 (53.13).

HT: 1. Alyssa Wilson (TxSt) 228-7 (69.68); 2. *Madi Malone (Aub) 223-0 (67.98); 3. **Emma Robbins (KsSt) 217-6 (66.30); 4. Lauren Jones (Ok) 212-10 (64.87).

JT: 1. Keira McCarrell’ (Aub-Can) 185-7 (56.56); 2. **Rhema Otabor’ (FlInt-Bah) 183-11 (56.07); 3. Seri Geisler (SFA) 181-4 (55.28); 4. Ashley Carter (Aub) 175-2 (53.40); 5. **Maria Bienvenu (La) 174-1 (53.07).

Hept: 1. **Anna Hall (Fl) 6412 AmCR (old AmCR 6390 Jackie Joyner-Kersee [UCLA] ’83) (4, 4 C) (13.41, 5-9¾ /1.77, 44-1½/13.45, 23.81 [3760], 20-5¼/6.23, 134-5/40.98, 2:04.61 [2652]);

2. *Issy Wakefield’ (Duke-GB) 5850; 3. Erin Marsh (Duke) 5735; 4. Beatrice Juskeviciute’ (Corn-Lit) 5651; 5. *Sterling Lester (Fl) 5616; 6. **Kristine Blazevica’ (Tx-Lat) 5592;

7. Halley Folsom (BYU) 5575; 8. Elise Ulseth’ (ND-Nor) 5500.

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