Juan Diego Castro breaks Costa Rican record as Cowboys compete at Razorback Invitational


Oklahoma State's Ayrton Ledesma finished 1st during the 1 mile run at the J.D. Martin Invitational in the Mosier Facility in Norman, Feb 2, 2019.

Oklahoma State men’s Track & Field team traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday to compete in its second straight Razorback Invitational against a tough field of competition.

OSU Mens finished the meet tied with Missouri for 12th place at a score of 15.

Sophomore Juan Diego Castro made history this weekend finishing 3rd in the one mile Invitational with a time of 4:03.35, the fastest time ever recorded for a Costa Rican athlete. 

All-American sophomore Ashton Hicks and teammate LaKyron Mays both competed in the 400-meter with Hicks finishing in fourth place with a time of 47.08, while Mays finished ninth at a time of 47.95

The one mile run saw the Cowboys occupy six of the top ten spots. Junior Ryan Smeeton finished in fourth, Ayrton Ledesma Fuentes in fifth, Isaiah Priddey in sixth, Alex Maier in seventh, Alec Haines in eighth, and Victor Shitsama in tenth place. 

In the Heptathalon, junior William Edmonds finished the event with a total of 4,825 points, cracking the top five all-time highest point total in OSU history. 

Senior Garrett Calhoun narrowly missed a personal-best in the 800-meter run with a sixth-place finish of 1:51:35.