OXFORD, Miss. – Collecting eight first-place finishes, the Mississippi State track and field team boasted top performances in its rival’s territory, as Ole Miss hosted the Mississippi Open on Saturday.
The Lady Bulldogs captured multiple wins, as senior Allison Storey posted a season-best 139-02.00 in the javelin throw, and Alyssa Hall neared her best high jump clearance this year at 5-07.00.
Also shining for the MSU women included Jody-Ann Muir, who clocked a 54.07 in the 400-meter dash to earn a spot in first, along with Kanishia Carey who finished ahead of the pack in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.80. Carmen Brothers also grabbed a top finish in the 5000-meter run, crossing the line in 18:03.41.
Chloe Phillips (4:25.66) and Emma Neigel (4:33.59) paced distance runners in the 1500-meter run, finishing second and third, respectively. Ebony Brinker and Sydney Rodkey garnered a pair of Top 3 field performances, as Brinker leaped a personal-best 40-09.75 in the triple jump and Rodkey pole vaulted 11-06.50.
On the men’s side, the Maroon and White posted Top 3 times and scores in all events in which they competed. Highlighted by Tavaris Tate’s first-place finish in the 400-meter dash, coach Steve Dudley’s squad saw a day full of success. Juan Sanchez also earned a spot in first for the Bulldogs, as he finished the 1500-meter run in 3:49.10. Following Sanchez, freshman Patrick Monaghan clocked a 3:53.91 to finish third.
In the field, Pitor Antosik threw the javelin for 204-07.00, a score which ranks fifth on MSU’s all-time list. His performance earned him a second-place finish. Placing second and third in the long jump, A.J. Ward and Antavius McGhee leaped for 23-04.00 and 22-09.00, respectively.
State’s momentum continued as Jason Harper finished second in the triple jump (49-01.75) and Tate’s speed gained him a spot in third in the 200-meter dash (21.17).
The Bulldogs will remain on the road next weekend, as they travel to Philadelphia for the historic Penn Relays on April 25-27. For more updates on MSU track and field, follow the team on Twitter (@msutracksarah).
Men: Ole Miss, 107, Mississippi State, 54
Women: Ole Miss 91, Mississippi State 65
Javelin Throw: Allison Storey, Mississippi State, 139-02
3000m Steplechase: McKenna Coughlin, Ole Miss, 10:58.62
MSU: 3. Adrianna Poole, 12:04.42
1500m Run: Haley Cutright, Ole Miss, 4:25.40
MSU: 2. Chloe Phillips, 4:25.66; 3. Emma Neigel, 4:33.59; 4. Fabienne Amrhein, 4:33.70; 5. Renee Masterson, 4:35.90; 6. Cornelia Griesche, 4:37.60; 11. Madison Milhoan, 4:48.03; 12. Evie Savage, 4:51.50
110m Hurdles: Sharda Bettis, 13.64
MSU: 4. Ste’yce McNeil, 14.13
400m Dash: Jody-Ann Muir, Mississippi State, 54.07
100m Dash: Alexis Love, Murray State, 11.63
MSU: 11. Brittney Covington, 12.26
Pole Vault: Megan Walker, Mississippi State, 12-00.50
MSU: 3. Sydney Rodkey, 11-06.50
Triple Jump: Robiann Broomfield, Missouri State, 41-09.25
MSU: 3. Ebony Brinker, 40-09.75
800m Run: Kanishia Carey, Mississippi State, 2:13.80
MSU: 7. Christina Coleman, 2:26.62
High Jump: Alyssa Hall, Mississippi State, 5-07.00
200m Dash: Pamala Byrd, Hinds C.C., 24.38
MSU: 2. Jody-Ann Muir, 24.54; 6. Brittney Covington, 25.14; 10. Ste’yce McNeil, 25.77
5000m Run: Carmen Brothers, Mississippi State, 18:03.41
MSU: 3. Jodie McGuff, 18:34.10
Javelin Throw: Ben Lapane, Ole Miss, 218-00
MSU: 2. Pitor Antosik, 204-07; 3. Austin Britton, 175-04; 4. Nick Soefje, 142-00
Long Jump: Malcolm Davis, 23-04.75
MSU: 2. A.J. Ward, 23-04.00; 3. Antavius McGhee, 22-09.00;
1500m Run: Juan Sanchez, 3:49.10
MSU: 2. Patrick Monaghan, 3:53.91; 3. Cameron Vernier, 3:56.02; 5. Andrew Monaghan, 3:58.83; 7. Jacob Fuller, 4:03.03
High Jump: Seth Peace, Hinds C.C., 6-04.75
MSU: 3. Antavius McGhee, 6-02.75; 3. A.J. Ward, 6-02.75
400m Dash: Tavaris Tate, Mississippi State, 46.99
Triple Jump: Morris Kersh, Ole Miss, 51-01.50
MSU: 2. Jason Harper, 49-01.75
200m Dash: Isiah Young, Ole Miss, 20.39
MSU: 3. Tavaris Tate, 21.17; 7. Jarrett Samuels, 22.35
5000m Run: Seumas O’Rilley, 14:58.88
MSU: 3. Carson Britton, 15:11.15; 4. Matt Weickert, 15:15.17; 5. Nathan Lewis, 15:20.48; 6. Philip Johnson, 15:23.87; 8. Mike Clark, 15:32.42; 9. Julian Duarte, 15:36.65