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Track & Field: Meyers' School-Record Leads Louisiana Track & Field at Texas Relays
Senior claims event and leads pair of Ragin' Cajuns to top-5 finish
Matt Sullivan | Associate Director of Athletics Communications
AUSTIN, Texas – Senior Claire Meyers broke a 28-year-old record in the women's javelin as she led a pair of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Track and Field members to top-5 finishes during the opening day of the 93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Thursday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
Coverage of the three-day event continues on Friday and will be available on the Longhorn Network with live results available at RaginCajuns.com.
Meyers claimed the individual title in the B section of the women's javelin after her throw of 163 feet, 9 inches on her second attempt eclipsed the Ragin' Cajuns school record of 160-1 set by Dorsey Steamer in 1993. The senior was joined in the top-5 of the event by freshman Maria Bienvenu, who finished fifth overall after her mark of 151-2 was the fourth-best throw in school history.
Ta'La Spates (56.42) finished 27th overall in the women's 400-meters for Louisiana with Shonita Brome finishing 29th in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.69). Kiana Foster, competing in the first of two events for the Ragin' Cajuns, clocked a time of 24.41 seconds in the women's 200-meters to finish 32nd overall.
Brock Appiah posted a time of 21.31 in the men's 200-meters to finish 23rd overall for Louisiana with Tyrell Hargrove finishing 27th overall in the 400-meters (48.05).
Frankie Griffin (women's high jump) and Reagann Leleux (women's pole vault) will open the second day for Louisiana on Friday at 9:30 a.m. before John Joseph competes in the men's long jump starting at 12:30 p.m.
The trio of Serenity Rogers, Kennedy London and Osayi Omorodion (women's 100-meter hurdles) along with Johneisha George (women's 100-meters) will all compete in individual events on Friday for Louisiana with Yves Cherubin and Tahj Whitfield each competing in the men's 110-meter hurdles.
Cole Courtois (men's pole vault – University Elite), Terroll Jolla (men's 100-meters), Trejun Jones (men's 100-meters), Obdarius Ware (men's long jump – Section A), Damon Guidry (men's high jump – Section B) and Rylan Theyard (men's high jump – Section B) will also compete for the Ragin' Cajuns on Friday with the 4x100-meter relays teams set to run in the preliminaries at 1 p.m.
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LOUISIANA ATHLETES PARTICIPATING
Friday, March 26
9:30 a.m. – Frankie Griffin (Women's high jump – Section B); Reagann Leleux (Women's pole vault)
12:30 p.m. – John Joseph (Men's long jump - Section B)
1 p.m. – Yves Cherubin (Men's 110-meter hurdles); Tahj Whitfield (Men's 110-meter hurdles); Serenity Rogers (Women's 100-meter hurdles – prelims); Kennedy London (Women's 100-meter hurdles – prelims); Osayi Omorodion (Women's 100-meter hurdles – prelims); Women's 4x100-meter relay prelims (Reagann Leleux-Johneisha George-Serenity Rogers-Kiana Foster); Men's 4x100-meter relay prelims (Trejun Jones-Terroll Jolla-Obdarius Ware-Brock Appiah)
1:30 p.m. – Cole Courtois (Men's pole vault – University Elite)
2:20 p.m. – Johneisha George (Women's 100-meter dash - prelims); Terroll Jolla (Men's 100-meter dash - prelims); Trejun Jones (Men's 100-meter dash - prelims)
3 p.m. – Obdarius Ware (Men's long jump – Section A); Damon Guidry (Men's high jump – Section B); Rylan Theyard (Men's high jump – Section B)
Saturday, March 27
10 a.m. – Brooklynne Wilson (Women's discus – Section B)
11 a.m. – Rylan Theyard (Men's triple jump – Section B); John Joseph (Men's triple jump – Section B)
2:15 p.m. – Men's 110-meter hurdles (Finals); Women's 100-meter hurdles (Finals)
2:35 p.m. – Men's/Women's 100-meters (Finals)
4:20 p.m. – Women's 4x400-meter relay (Ta'La Spates-Emoni Coleman-Shonita Brome-Reina Ryan); Men's 4x400-meter relay (Brock Appiah-Nathan Fergusson-Trejun Jones-Tyrell Hargrove).
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