Courtesy ASU Athletics Department
CHARLESTON, Ill. (1/19/13) – The Arkansas State University men’s and women’s indoor track teams both had several successful individual performances at Saturday’s (Jan. 19) Eastern Illinois John Craft Invitational which was held at EIU’s Lantz Fieldhouse in Charleston, Ill.
The non-scoring event featured competitors from schools such as Memphis and Greenville College (Ill.) along with host Eastern Illinois and Arkansas State. Several unattached athletes also particiapted in the meet.
ASU only had athletes competing in the pole vault, multi events and throws for its first meet of the 2013 New Year.
The A-State women’s squad was highlighted by a second-place effort in the shot put and a third-place performance in the weight throw. Senior Kim Luddick’s throw of 46-06 3/4 (14.19m) in the shot put proved deserving of second place. Junior Julia Agawu captured third-place honors in the weight throw as a result of a 53-04 1/2 performance. Agawu also placed fifth in the shot put at 43-05 (13.23m) while freshman Alexandra Peytsova vaulted 11-07 3/4 (3.55m) to garner fifth.
The Red Wolves men produced one first-place individual performance while two others turned in second-place showings. Junior Chris Nicasio won the weight throw event with a toss of 64-00 1/2 (19.52m). Junior Ethan Sandusky placed second in the pole vault by clearing the bar at 16-08 3/4 (5.10m) while junior Kashef Daniel’s 6-07 1/2 performance in the high jump earned him second-place laurels.
In the shot put, ASU had a pair of individuals tie for third place as senior Corwin Pace and junior Tyler Lingo each registered a best throw of 49-01 1/2 (14.97m). Junior Thomas Ligon achieved fourth-place kudos in the long jump with a best of 21-06 (6.55m) and junior William Oliver duplicated Ligon’s placing in the high jump as a result of a 6-01 1/2 (1.87m) performance.
Arkansas State will host the annual ASU Invitational this Friday (Jan. 25) inside the ASU Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark. The meet gets underway at 10 a.m. (CT) with field event competition while the running events begin at 11 a.m. (CT).