MANHATTAN, Kan. — In its first meet of the 2013 indoor campaign, the Tulsa track and field teams combined to win seven events at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Kansas State on January 19, 2013 at Ahearn Field House.
Leading the way on the men's side was freshman Bryce Robinson, who in his first meet for the Golden Hurricane shattered the school's 60-meter dash record clocking in at 6.71 to win the event. Robinson broke Cory Ray's 2004 time of 6.80, and his time of 6.71 currently ranks 12th in the nation.
"It is nice for us having someone that young to be able to contribute right out of the gate," commented Head Coach Steve Gulley. "Being a freshman, we don't want to put any extra burdens on him, but it was a nice surprise."
Robinson also finished second in the 200-meter dash where his time of 21.75, which is the fourth-fastest in program history.
Senior Chris O'Hare won the 1,000-meter run in a meet record time of 2:25.63. Fellow senior Andrew Heyes was fourth in 2:27.40.
In the mile run, freshman Marc Scott won TU's third event crossing the line in 4:16.13. Sophomore Tim Rackers was close behind placing fourth in 4:16.49.
Sophomore Chase Sammons took home the shot put title with a throw of 57 feet, 7 inches to break his school record of 51 feet, 3.5 inches.
In the weight throw, freshmen Tyrus Conley and Alex Lybarger finished fourth and fifth with throws of 49 feet, 10.5 inches and 45 feet, 9.25 inches, respectively.
On the women's side, senior Carolin Imhoff won the long jump title soaring 18 feet, 4.5 inches, which was not only a personal best, but the fifth best mark in school history.
The Hurricane had three of the top four runners in the women's mile, as senior Sarah Macpherson won the event clocking in at 4:04.36. Sophomore Brandi Krieg was third in 5:06.61, while sophomore Natasha Cockram was fourth in 5:10.07.
Senior Jaclyn Rollins won the 3,000-meters with a time of 10:29.14.
In the 1,000-meters, senior Melanie Hughes, senior Erin Huddleston and junior Lauren Collette finished third, fourth and fifth. Hughes clocked in at 2:56.28, Huddleson in 2:59.09 and Collette in 3:01.17.
The Golden Hurricane will have next weekend off before competing splitting up the first weekend in February. Tulsa will send athletes both to the Meyo Invitational and Frank Sevigne Invitational on February 1 and 2.