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Roadrunners win three events on Saturday at J. Fred Duckett Twilight – UTSA Athletics

Roadrunners win three events on Saturday at J. Fred Duckett Twilight - UTSA Athletics
HOUSTON — Ingeborg Gruenwald, Sigrid Kleive and Jemuel Miller all were victorious at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight to headline action for the UTSA track & field teams on Saturday at Wendel D. Ley Track.
Gruenwald won the women’s long jump, Kleive took top honors in the women’s javelin and Miller soared to victory in the men’s triple jump for the Roadrunners in the one-day meet hosted by Rice.
Gruenwald led a 1-2 UTSA finish in the long jump, leaping 6.36 meters (20-10.5) to register her fourth triumph in the event this calendar year. The second-team indoor All-American logged her top jump of the competition on her second trip down the runway to finish ahead of sophomore teammate Oreoluwa Adamson, who measured 5.93m (19-5.5) for runner-up positioning. 
Meanwhile, Kleive tossed the javelin to a distance of 41.52m (136-2) for a comfortable win ahead of Houston Baptist’s Kiley Kjellstrom’s second-place toss of 33.47m (109-9). It marked the second win of the outdoor campaign for the Norwegian, who also struck gold with a season-best 44.29m (145-4) measurement at the UTSA Invitational in March.
Miller also cruised to victory on Saturday evening in his specialty event. The freshman from Barbados broke the sand at a distance of 15.57m (51-1) on his sixth and final attempt of the competition, an improvement from a 15.35m (50-4.5) effort on his second try, a mark that gave the Conference USA Indoor champion and first-team indoor All-American the lead for good ahead of Texas Southern’s Chadrick Williams (14.63m/48-0). 
Abby Balli bettered her personal-best time in the 1,500m with a runner-up clocking of 4:32.88 in the night session of track events. Racing near her hometown of Pasadena, the two-time C-USA mile medalist posted a PB for the third consecutive race in a little more than a week, as she finished second in 4:33.26 at the Beach Invitational last Saturday one day after clocking a then-career-best time of 4:35.24 at the Mt. SAC Relays in California.
UTSA displayed its depth in the horizontal jumps, as Christiaan Le Roux leaped to a personal-best mark of 7.49m (24-7) to finish third in the men’s long jump, while Miller took fifth with a leap of 7.28m (23-10.75), his top mark outdoors this year.
Back on the track, true freshman Jose Garcia sped to a fourth-place time of 10.65 in the men’s 100m, while Creshaun Cresser circled the oval in a time of 56.82, only one-hundredth of a second off her PB set last month at the UTSA Invitational, to cross fourth in the women’s 400m. Mackenzie Grimes was fourth in the women’s 400m hurdles in 1:01.22 and Brooke Lomax logged a career best while finishing seventh in the 800m in 2:12.20, an improvement from her 2:12.84 posted at the 2021 C-USA Outdoor.
In other field-event action, Acacia Astwood placed fifth in the women’s hammer with a throw of 48.36m (158-8), Paul Bouey was sixth in both the men’s shot put (16.32m/53-6.5) and discus (50.17m/164-7) and Zoe Shanklin earned sixth in the women’s shot put with a mark of 14.39m (47-2.5).
The Roadrunners will be back in action next Saturday, April 30, when they travel to College Station for the Alumni Muster in their final tune-up for the C-USA Outdoor Championships, which they will host on May 12-15 at Park West Athletics Complex.
UTSA Results
100 Meters
4. Jose Garcia 10.65
27. Antony Ma 11.26
200 Meters
24. Zachary Perkins 22.37
26. Noah Rhodes 22.47
31. Elijah Frizell 22.65
400 Meters
13. Logan Masters 48.96
14. Noah Rhodes 49.24
17. Jack Turner 49.79
27. Elijah Frizell 50.80
1,500 Meters
21. JD Corona 3:59.05
5,000 Meters
18. Jake Smith 15:25.81
38. Joshua Gonzalez 16:28.02
400-Meter Hurdles
18. Gabriel Green 58.11
3,000-Meter Steeplechase
15. Idol Ramon 9:58.99
16. Adan Hernandez 10:04.55
17. Landon Blankenship 10:07.25
22. Gabe Hernandez 10:26.81
Long Jump
3. Christiaan Le Roux 7.49m (24-7)
5. Jemuel Miller 7.28m (23-10.75)
13. Joel McFarlane 6.86m (22-6.25)
Justin Wright FOUL
Triple Jump
1. Jemuel Miller 15.57m (51-1)
Shot Put
6. Paul Bouey 16.32m (53-6.5)
7. Angel Robles 16.05m (52-8)
19 Jack Turner 13.11m (43-0.25)
6. Paul Bouey 50.17m (164-7)
20. Jack Turner 39.35m (129-1)
26. Justin Wright 26.75m (87-9)
Hammer Throw
12. Angel Robles 42.20m (138-5)
200 Meters
16. Geraldy Barron 25.26
26. Ibiso David-West 25.77
30. Creshaun Cresser 25.98
51. Kaylyn Landry 27.66
400 Meters
4. Creshaun Cresser 56.82
7. Ibiso David-West 57.30
14. Geraldy Barron 58.32
24. Kaylyn Landry 1:00.32
800 Meters
7. Brooke Lomax 2:12.20
26. Maddy Blair 2:23.80
1,500 Meters
2. Abby Balli 4:32.88
5,000 Meters
15. Brooke Veltman 19:12.76
16. Lily Morrill 19:13.43
400-Meter Hurdles
4. Mackenzie Grimes 1:01.22
12. Joy Baxter 1:04.67
13. Maren Wilms 1:05.59
3,000-Meter Steeplechase
17. Savana Alt 12:23.13
18. Sidney Bravo 12:29.39
Long Jump
1. Ingeborg Gruenwald 6.36m (20-10.5)
2. Oreoluwa Adamson 5.93m (19-5.5)
9. Sigrid Kleive 5.73m (18-9.75)
12. Maren Wilms 5.62m (18-5.25)
Shot Put
6. Zoe Shanklin 14.39m (47-2.5)
Hammer Throw
5. Acacia Astwood 48.36m (158-8)
1. Sigrid Kleive 41.52m (136-2)

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Roadrunners win 10 events on Saturday at UTSA Invitational – UTSA Athletics

Roadrunners win 10 events on Saturday at UTSA Invitational - UTSA Athletics
SAN ANTONIO — Highlighted by a record-setting performance in the men’s 4×100-meter relay, the UTSA track & field teams won 10 events on Saturday at the UTSA Invitational at Park West Athletics Complex.
Combined with three victories on Friday, the Roadrunners collected 13 total gold medals during their annual home meet. Overall on Saturday, UTSA registered 18 top-three finishes — 12 by the women and six for the men — to give them 29 for the weekend. 
Speed was on display on the track all afternoon, as the Roadrunners totaled seven victories in the running events on Saturday.
The men’s 4×1 took down the school and meet records in the first race of the day. The quartet of Dennis Phillips, Diego Pettorossi, Trevion McCalla and Jose Garcia passed the baton around the track to a time of 39.34 seconds for a comfortable win ahead of runner-up UIW (40.11), eclipsing the previous program standard of 39.59 set in 2010 and the UTSA Invitational mark of 39.52 established by South Plains College in 2014.
McCalla came back later in the day and broke the meet record in the men’s 200m with a time of 20.99, beating fellow freshman teammate Brice Chabot, who clocked a 21.17 for runner-up, to the line. The freshman from Houston toppled the previous UTSA Invitational standard of 21.39 set by Purdue’s Kinard Rolle in 2017.
Meanwhile, the women’s 4×1 opened the track activities with an easy triumph, as Ibiso David-West, Thennelle Williams, Geraldy Barron and Vera Chinedu cruised to a 46.08 clocking ahead of second-place Stephen F. Austin (48.15).
Williams matched McCalla by racing to gold in the women’s 200m with a 24.56 clocking, while Chinedu and David-West placed third (24.81) and fourth (25.23), respectively.
Marie Duvigneau added to the winning tally with a victory in the women’s 400m, circling the oval in 55.94 ahead of teammate Creshaun Cresser’s runner-up time of 56.81.
Mike Roth was the first collegian to cross in the men’s 400m with a time of 47.38 that was good for third overall behind a pair of unattached runners.
UTSA posted a 1-2 finish in the women’s 400m hurdles with Mackenzie Grimes collecting her first collegiate win with a personal-best time of 1:00.45. Alanah Yukich was right behind her in 1:00.61 for second place.
Yukich and Grimes joined Cresser and Duvigneau to help the 4x400m relay finish third in 3:48.07 in the final race of the afternoon.
Earlier on Saturday, the Roadrunners struck gold in three field events.
Sigrid Kleive earned her second victory of the meet with a clearance of 1.67 meters (5-5.75) in the high jump on her first attempt, bettering SFA’s Mathilde Coquillaud-Salomon, who took three tries to clear the bar at that height.
Meanwhile, Danielle Spence and Grant Szalek swept the triple jump titles. Spence, an All-American and the school record holder at 13.42m, skipped to a winning mark of 12.47m (40-11). Szalek, the 2021 C-USA Indoor champion, matched his collegiate best with a 15.63m (51-3.5) measurement for top honors.
In other Saturday action in the field, Paul Bouey claimed silver in the men’s discus with a throw of 49.94m (163-10) in his first collegiate meet competing in the event.
Lacee Barnes finished fourth overall and third among collegians in the women’s discus with a 45.31m (148-8) effort in a field that was won by 2020 Olympic gold medalist and American record holder Valarie Allman, who launched the platter to a facility record distance of 68.13m (223-6).
Oreoluwa Adamson leaped to a silver medal in the women’s long jump, breaking the sand at 6.06m (19-10.75).
On Friday evening, Kleive took home top honors in the javelin with a throw of 44.29 meters (145-3) to score the first gold of the meet for the Roadrunners. 
Also on Friday, the Roadrunners swept the 5,000m crowns, as Brooke Veltman won the women’s race in 19:30.11, while Harrison Wade crossed second overall behind an unattached competitor with a time of 15:34.97 in the men’s 5k.
The Roadrunners will return to action next Wednesday-Saturday, March 23-26, when they make the short drive to Austin for the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.


UTSA Results
200 Meters
1. Trevion McCalla 20.99
2. Brice Chabot 21.17
6. Diego Pettorossi 21.49
12. (11.) Dennis Phillips 21.74
15. (14.) Jose Garcia 21.80
18. (17.) Zachary Perkins 21.99
20. (19.) Antony Ma 22.57
400 Meters
3. (1.) Mike Roth 47.38
7. (5.) Logan Masters 49.22
10. (8.) Noah Rhodes 49.72
12. (10.) Elijah Frizell 51.69 
800 Meters
6. (5.) Michael Paredes 1:57.12
7. (6.) JD Corona 1:58.52
1,500 Meters
4. Victor Charo 4:05.31
9. Jake Smith 4:08.40
10. Michael Paredes 4:10.98
12. Harrison Wade 4:15.47
13. JD Corona 4:18.78
5,000 Meters
2. (1.) Harrison Wade 15:23.96
3. (2.) Idol Ramon 15:34.97
4. (3.) Jake Smith 15:47.70
5. (4.) Gabe Hernandez 16:04.20
6. (5.) Joshua Gonzalez 16:13.67
7. (6.) Landon Blankenship 16:18.16
8. (7.) Adan Hernandez 16:42.68
110-Meter Hurdles
11. Gabriel Green 15.68
16. Justin Wright 17.38
400-Meter Hurdles
4. Gabriel Green 56.12 
4×100-Meter Relay
1. UTSA (Dennis Phillips, Diego Pettorossi, Trevion McCalla, Jose Garcia) 39.34
4. UTSA “B” (Antony Ma, Lirim Emerllahu, Zachary Perkins, Brice Chabot) 41.40
4×400-Meter Relay
5. (4.) UTSA (Noah Rhodes, Logan Masters, Mike Roth, Elijah Frizell) 3:19.26
High Jump
6. Jack Turner 1.93m (6-4)
Pole Vault
6. Marcus Ramirez 4.15m (13-7.25)
7. Jonathan Barraza 4.15m (13-7.25)
Triple Jump
1. Grant Szalek 15.63m (51-3.5) 
Shot Put
3. Jorge Ayala 16.56m (54-4)
4. Angel Robles 15.62m (51-3)
10. Jack Turner 13.43m (44-0.75)
2. Paul Bouey 49.94m (163-10)
7. Ronald Lozano 42.38m (139-0)
11. Joel McFarlane 38.05m (124-10)
12. Jack Turner 37.19m (122-0)
17. Justin Wright 30.51m (100-1)
Hammer Throw
5. Angel Robles 46.01m (150-11)
6. Jorge Ayala 44.51m (146-0)
8. Joel McFarlane 50.38m (165-3)
10. Justin Wright 45.70m (149-11)
200 Meters
1. Thennelle Williams 24.56
3. Vera Chinedu 24.81
4. Ibiso David-West 25.23w (+2.1)
11. Geraldy Barron 25.47w (+2.1)
400 Meters
1. Marie Duvigneau 55.94
2. Creshaun Cresser 56.81
6. Kaylyn Landry 1:02.34
800 Meters
4. Brooke Lomax 2:13.33
5. Abby Balli 2:15.16
8. Maddy Blair 2:26.32
1,500 Meters
5. Abby Balli 4:49.73
5,000 Meters
1. Brooke Veltman 19:30.11
2. Savana Alt 19:36.06
3. Lily Morrill 19:36.52
4. Sidney Bravo 19:52.24
400-Meter Hurdles
1. Mackenzie Grimes 1:00.45
2. Alanah Yukich 1:00.61
6. Maren Wilms 1:05.02
4×100-Meter Relay
1. UTSA (Ibiso David-West, Thennelle Williams, Geraldy Barron, Vera Chinedu) 46.08
4×400-Meter Relay
3. UTSA (Alanah Yukich, Creshaun Cresser, Mackenzie Grimes, Marie Duvigneau) 3:48.07
High Jump
1. Sigrid Kleive 1.67m (5-5.75)
Long Jump
2. Oreoluwa Adamson 6.06m (19-10.75)
4. Maren Wilms 5.63m (18-5.75)
Triple Jump
1. Danielle Spence 12.47m (40-11)
Shot Put
3. Lacee Barnes 14.85m (48-8.75)
8. Zoe Shanklin 13.95m (45-9.25)
4. (3.) Lacee Barnes 45.31m (148-8)
Hammer Throw
3. Acacia Astwood 55.98m (183-8)
1. Sigrid Kleive 44.29m (145-3)
3. Marilis Remmel 40.88m (134-1)
17. Maren Wilms 29.95m (98-3)