Two provisional qualifying marks for S&T Saturday
The S&T men's and women's track teams both reached the NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark in a couple of events during action at the Pittsburg State Gorilla Classic Saturday.
Adriel Hawkins reached the NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark in the 200-meters. Hawkins had a second place finish in the 200, posting a time of 21.21 seconds that trailed only the mark of 20.89 of Coffeyville Community College's Andre DeGrasse. The Miners also had an event win Saturday as their 4x100-meter relay team captured that event with a mark of 42.07 seconds.
Jusean Archibald had a fourth place showing in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.02 seconds and Trace Norfleet did likewise in the long jump with a leap of 22-11, while David Jones-Richerson tied for that spot in the pole vault by clearing 15-2¼.
Sixth place finishes came from Danny Deposki in the 5,000-meters in 15:47.03 and Joseph Vellella in the hammer throw at 171-3, while Archibald was seventh in the long jump at 22-0¾.
Kyle Stocker placed ninth in the 800-meters in 1:58.36 as did Nathan Vandomelen in the 400-meter hurdles in 58.97 seconds, Alec Hackett in the pole vault with a clearance of 14-8¼ and Norfleet in the triple jump with a mark of 44-4.
Travis Smith was 10th in the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.24 seconds and was also 11th in the 400-meters in 52 seconds flat.
The Lady Miners recorded 16 finishes among the top 10 in events at the Gorilla Classic, highlighted by the team's first provisional qualification of the season by Molly Clement in the pole vault.
Clement earned the provisional mark as she had the highest finish for the Lady Miners Saturday, coming in third place in the pole vault. Clement cleared 11-8 to make the provisional mark in the event.
Alyson Smith had a fourth place finish in the 1,500-meters as she crossed the finish line in 4:54.70. The Lady Miners' 4x100-meter relay team also finished fourth in a time of 49.42 seconds, while Rachel Lawal placed fifth in the 400-meters with a time of 1:00.44.
Mary Ann Bradshaw finished sixth in the long jump with a leap of 18-1½ and also took sixth in the 100-meters with a time of 12.52 seconds, slightly ahead of teammate Katlyn Meier's time in that event. Kelly Kosmopolis, who played on S&T's volleyball team in the fall, cleared her first three heights in the high jump and finished seventh with a mark of 5-0¼.
Taylor Cipicchio tied for seventh in the pole vault with a clearance of 10-6¼ and Lisa Lake had a time of 19:56.78 to finish eighth in the 5,000-meters, while her sister Mindy Lake was right behind her in 19:58.40.
Bradshaw also finished ninth in the 200-meters in 25.90 seconds as did Brenda Ellis in the 1,500-meters in 5:15.94 and Rachel Ederle in the pole vault as she cleared 10-6¼. Natalie Updyke ended up in 10th place in the 400-meters in 1:02.18 as was Sydnee Schram in the pole vault at 10-0½, while Meier was 11th in the 200-meters in 26.06 seconds as was Samantha Wermager in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.25 seconds.
S&T will host the Dewey Allgood Invitational Saturday at Allgood-Bailey Stadium. The field events are to begin at noon and the track events at 1:30 p.m.