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OSU track and field goes cross country

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Sinclair crossing the finish line

Sinclaire Johnson finished first in the 2000-meter race in the Hurricane Invitational.

Husky Classic

The Oklahoma State distance team braved the winter nightmare Friday in Seattle, Washington, at the Husky Classic.

Because of weather conditions, the meet was condensed into one day.

The OSU men and women ran with some of the best in the nation on their trip to the northwest.

Five runners for the distance crew had top-15 finishes in hotly-contested races.

Isai Rodriguez finished eighth in the men’s 3,000 meter. Rodriguez, who finished fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, ran a time of 7:54.33.

The Cowgirls claimed the other four top-15 finishes. Sinclaire Johnson’s 9:10.53 in the women’s 3K earned her 13th place.

Only 0.38 seconds separated Kaytlyn Larson and Abbie Hetherington in the women’s 800 meter race. Larson finished 13th in a time of 2:10.75 with Hetherington close behind in 15th clocking in at 2:11.13.

Ariane Ballner sneaked her way in the top-15 of the women’s one mile. Ballner finished 14th with a time of 4:45.60.

Iowa State Classic

Kaylee Dodd was the highlight for OSU Saturday in Ames, Iowa, at the Iowa State Classic.

Dodd diverted course from the rest of her distance teammates and competed in the women’s 800 in Iowa.

The veteran took fifth place running a season-best time 2:06.55.

Texas Tech Shootout

Oklahoma State track and field team traveled to Lubbock, Texas, and took part in the Texas Tech Shootout.

In the women’s shot put, junior Natalie Manders finished 5th, but threw a personal best of 13.63 meters.

In the pentathlon, Sophomore Morgan Mann finished second overall and earned a personal best with 3341 points.

In the 60 meter final, Junior Aaliyah Birmingham finished fourth, but in the preliminary heats, she set a new personal best with 7.35 seconds.

In the women’s 800 meter, senior Amira Coleman achieved a personal best with 2:14.41 and finished sixth overall.

The Cowgirl 400 meter relay team narrowly finished fourth in their race. Each exchange between the Cowgirls and the TCU Horned Frogs, was within a second a part.

In the men’s Heptathlon, Senior Cole Verble finished third and a season best of 4757 points and Sophomore Williams Edmonds finished sixth overall.

In the men’s 400, Freshmen Ashton Hicks and LaKryron Mays both made personal best times. Hicks finished fourth with 46.31 seconds and Mays finished eighth with a time of 47.57 seconds.

In the men’s mile, sophomore Nick Kenville finished fifth and also obtained a season best time of 4:29.13.

Don Kirby Elite

OSU’s Track and Field team took part in the Don Kirby Elite in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jacob Fincham-Dukes beat his personal record and school record in the indoor long jump by one centimeter on Friday. He hopped 7.78m/25-10.

Ryan Roane competed in the Women’s Triple Jump on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, she jumped 12.60m/41-4.25 which was long enough to beat her personal record and land her fourth place on the day. This jump was long enough to place in the school's top five records in the event.

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