AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn track and field team claimed 10 wins on Saturday as the Tigers closed competition at the Tiger Track Classic at the Hutsell-Rosen Track.
“I feel really good,” head coach Ralph Spry said. “We got off to a great start with several national marks yesterday, and we continued that today. All in all I am pretty pleased. It is still very early in the outdoor season, so we just have to keep pushing. I’m looking forward to next weekend with our meet at Mississippi State.”
The 21st-ranked women’s team picked up wins from senior Samantha Scarlett, juniors Rachel Dincoff and Jessie Johnson, sophomore Emily Stevens and freshman Dominique Bullock. Dincoff won the shot put with a throw of 52-2/15.90m, and the discus with a personal-best throw of 172-2/52.47m, which ranks as the fourth-best mark in school history.
Johnson tied for first in the pole vault at 13-1.5/4.00m, and Stevens ran a 4:31.68 to take the 1500m title. Bullock finished as the top collegiate finisher in the long jump with a wind-aided personal best jump of 20-8.00/6.30m, which ranks fifth in the nation entering the weekend.
Scarlett and sophomore Ebony Morrison clocked a 13.35 and 13.58, respectively, to finish first and second among collegiate competitors in the 100m hurdles. Sophomore Raven Stewart set a new personal best in the event with a time of 13.90. In the women’s 800m, senior Kali Carney ran a 2:22.34 to set a new personal record.
The men’s 4×100 relay team of Torrey Campbell, Kahlil Henderson, Joe Fisher and Teray Smith took first place with a time of 40.37. Senior Kane Grimster won the men’s 1500m at 3:48.44.
Henderson, Tyler Ross, Smith and Adam Civitano ran a 3:13.95 to take the men’s 4×400 relay title. Senior Ty McCormack closed the meet with a win in the 3000m at 8:08.80.
Freshman Jake Knight and junior Parker Shearer recorded new personal bests in the discus at 155-9/47.47m and 133-11/40.81m, respectively. Knight also set a personal record in the shot put at 54-4.50/16.57m.
Senior Joe Fisher clocked a 10.61 in the 100m to set a new personal record. In the 110m hurdles, junior Coren Crompton set a new personal record with a time of 15.43.
The Tigers return to action April 10 for the second annual Border Clash in Starkville, Miss.
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