MCPHERSON, Kan. – The OU men's and women's track and field teams competed at the 2017 KCAC Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5 at McPherson College. The women finished fifth with a total of 58 points. The men placed eighth, finishing with 42 points.
Bryanna Music finished second in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 49.32M to earn All-KCAC honors. Tyler Hooks earned All-KCAC honors in the men's hammer throw, finishing fifth. He had a throw of 43.22M. Trevior Graves was one spot of earning All-KCAC, with his ninth place finish in the hammer throw. He had a throw of 39.86. Michael Jensen placed 14th with a toss of 37.98 in the hammer throw.
Laura Yancey finished third in the javelin, earning All-KCAC with a throw of 39.86M. Kylie Wood placed 12th in the javelin with a toss of 17.50M. Enrique Bordallo, competing in the javelin, finished 14th with a throw of 36.53M.
Jsaquan Alexander-Riley placed third in the long jump with a leap of 6.70M to earn All-KCAC honors. TyQuinton Guy earned All-KCAC honors with his seventh place finish in the long jump (6.41M). Logan Mong placed 21st in the long jump with a leap of 5.84M. James Wilson-Shirah had a jump of 5.74M in the long jump to finish 22nd.
Guy and Alexander-Riley both earned All-KCAC honors in the triple jump. Guy placed sixth with a jump of 13.23M and Alexander-Riley finished seventh with a leap of 13.16M. Mong finished 14th in the triple jump for the Braves. He finished with a jump of 11.70M.
Music earned her second All-KCAC honor with her third straight KCAC Outdoor Championship in the shot put. She finished first with a toss of 13.92. Jensen and Hooks both earned All-KCAC honors in the shot put. Jensen finished second with a toss of 15.72M. Hooks earned sixth with a throw of 14.52M. Graves placed 11th in the shot put for the Braves. He finished with a throw of 13.50M.
Music finished third in the discus, earning her third All-KCAC honor, with a throw of 35.34M. Jensen was named All-KCAC with his sixth place finish in the discus. He had a throw of 40.39M. Hooks placed 14th in the discus with a toss of 36.05M. Graves finished 17th with a throw of 34.87M.
Elayna King and Alicia Johnston-Merriman both earned All-KCAC honors in the pole vault. King finished sixth with a clearance of 2.60M. Johnston-Merriman finished seventh with a clearance of 2.45M. In the high jump, Alexander-Riley (1.79M) and Mong (1.79M) tied for ninth. Guy finished 11th in the high jump (1.74M).
Amanda Stevenson and Nateisha Smith both earned All-KCAC in the 100M Dash. Stevenson finished fourth with a time of 12.74. Smith placed fifth with a time of 13.00. Wilson-Shirah finished fifth in the 100M Dash, earning All-KCAC with a time of 11.11. Stevenson earned All-KCAC in the 200M, placing fifth with a time of 26.82. Chyane McNeal competed in the 400M. She placed 15th with a time of 1:07.23.
Sydney Coleman placed 18th in the 800M, running a time of 2:34.96. Katie Glover finished 25th with a time of 3:08.15. Isaiah Messick ran in the 800M for the Braves. He finished 23rd with a time of 2:10.55. Chisholm Branscum earned All-KCAC honors in the 1500M with a time of 5:01.01. Shaye White finished the 1500M with a time of 7:22.30.
Joseph Bergthold, running in the 1500M, placed 20th with a time of 4:26.43. Branscum ran a time of 20:40.92 in the 5000M, placing 12th. Brandon Hensley finished the 5000M with a time of 17:45.43 to place 22nd. Bergthold earned All-KCAC honors in the 3000M Steeplechase with a time of 10:32.05 to finish seventh. Hensley placed 11th in the 3000M Steeplechase, running a time of 11:08.08.
The women's 4x100M Relay Team of Stevenson, Saige Weaver, McNeal, and Smith finished fourth. They were one hundredths of a second from third place (50.63) and earning All-KCAC honors. The men's 4x100M Relay Team of Alexander-Riley, Guy, CJ Whitaker, and Wilson-Shirah finished sixth with a time of 43.31.
OU's 4x400M Relay team of Stevenson, McNeal, Coleman, and Branscum finished 10th with a time of 4:34.48. The Braves 4x400M Relay Team of Alexander-Riley, Isaiah Messick, Bergthold, and Hensley placed 10th with a time of 4:02.53. Whitaker placed seventh in the 110M Hurdles, earning All-KCAC honors with a time of 17.03.
Jensen, Yancey, and Music will now compete at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 25 through May 27 in Gulf Shores, Ala.