Archibald records a first in North Florida Invitational
Jusean Archibald recorded a first place performance in the long jump competition Saturday in the outdoor season opener for Missouri S&T, winning that event at the North Florida Invitational.
Archibald had a mark of 22-11¼ to win by four inches over VMI's Antonio Wood. The Miners had three of the top four finishers in the long jump Saturday, as Trace Norfleet finished third with a leap of 22-5 and Dominic Jones was fourth at 21-11. Norfleet would later add a fourth place showing in the triple jump with a mark of 43-9¼.
The Miners also got third place showings from Joseph Vellella in the hammer throw with a mark of 176-2 and from David Jones-Richerson in the pole vault with a clearance of 14-9. Kyle Stocker and Cody Durand were in a tie for seventh in the pole vault by clearing 14-3¼.
Godson Onwubiko came in eighth place in the hammer throw with a mark of 125-5, while Durand was ninth in the javelin at 159-3 as was Archibald in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.77 seconds. Trevor King cleared 6-0¾ to finish tenth in the high jump.
S&T's top team in the 4x400-meter relay of Brian Scherping, Max Pleiderer, Stocker and Robert Naeger finished ninth in 3:32.25, just ahead of the quartet of Piotr Gal, King, Chris Marchman and Billy Neds that had a time of 3:32.74.
Vellella came in 11th place in the discus with a throw of 131-3 as did Adriel Hawkins in the 100-meters in 10.86 seconds, while Alec Hackett finished 12th in the javelin at 148-5, Marchman 13th in the 1,500-meters in 4:08.54 and Onwubiko was 15th in the discus at 122-7. Danny Deposki also had a 15th-place showing out of 46 runners in the 5,000-meters with a time of 16:03.53.
The Miners will compete next Saturday at the Washington University Invitational in St. Louis.