Records Fall As MSU Concludes Dual Meets

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On Saturday, Brandon McBride became the NCAA leader in the menís 800-meter run by clocking a lifetime-best 1:45.35 in the event.
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WALNUT, Calif. – Success continued for Mississippi State track and field on Saturday as the Bulldogs showcased talent at both Mt. SAC Relays and LSU Alumni Gold, while shattering school records.

Out west in the Golden State, Brandon McBride became the NCAA leader in the men’s 800-meter run by clocking a lifetime-best 1:45.35 in the event. The sophomore finished fourth overall (first for collegiate runners) en route to posting a time that ranks as the fastest speed in MSU history.

In similar fashion, Lisa Ziegler broke her own freshman record in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase (Open Elite division), turning in a time of 10:18.51 at Mt. SAC Relays to finish fourth.

Damian Roszko closed out action in California, donning a 14:13.53 in the men’s 5000-meter run to land a spot in third on the school’s all-time performance list. He finished 14th in the event.

“I am so proud of the way our athletes represented Mississippi State this weekend across the country,” MSU coach Steve Dudley said. “This team continues to develop each week.”

Meanwhile, the Bulldogs added to their pile of accomplishments during competition at LSU.

Rochelle Farquharson won the women’s long jump (Invitational division) with a season-best 21-03.25.

In the men’s discus, Tautvydas Kieras threw 178-00.00, just three inches shy of the MSU record, to rank second on the all-time performance list. His toss earned him a spot in third on the day.

Finishing second in the men’s 400-meter dash (B section), Alistair Moona clocked a season-best 47.81.

Madison Milhoan boasted a second-place finish in the women’s 1500-meter run (B section), running a 4:45.14.

Curtis Kelly (4:03.57) and Philip Johnson (4:10.94) finished third and fifth, respectively, in the men’s 1500-meter run (B section).

Hurdler Javon Davis saw top-4 finishes in both the men’s 110-meter hurdles (14.10) and 400-meter hurdles (51.27). Just behind him, Scottie Hearn came in sixth in the men’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.11.

Steve Shoto garnered a fourth-place time of 1:51.90, marking a season best in the men’s 800-meter run.

Sprinter Peli Alzola landed a spot in third in the women’s 100-meter dash (B section) with a speed of 12.10.

Rounding out top-5 performances for the Bulldogs included Ebony Brinker, who finished third in the women’s triple jump, leaping 41-05.00.

After returning to Starkville, MSU will turn its focus to the historic Penn Relays, slated for April 24-26 in Philadelphia, Pa.

For more information on MSU track and field, fans can follow the team on Twitter (@HailStateTF) and Instagram (HailStateTF).


LSU Alumni Gold Meet
Women’s Results
100m Dash (B Section): Kiersten Duncan, LSU, 11.82
MSU: 3. Peli Alzola, 12.10

200m Dash (B Section): Toshika Sylvester, LSU, 24.07
MSU: 11. Peli Alzola, 24.91

800m Run (B Section): Jackie White, Nicholls State, 2:10.53
MSU: 10. Kaelin Kersh, 2:14.90

1500m Run: Britten Petrey, LSU, 4:27.69
MSU: 6. Jodie McGuff, 4:49.98

1500m Run (B Section): Sara Kebede, Tulane, 4:43.35
MSU: 2. Madison Milhoan, 4:45.14

100m Hurdles: Jasmin Stowers, LSU, 12.81
MSU: 4. Keisha Wallace, 13.30

100m Hurdles (B Section): LaQue Moen-Davis, Texas A&M, 13.43
MSU: 25. Ste'yce McNeil, 16.20

400m Hurdles (B Section): Bryiana Richardson, LSU, 59.06
MSU: 6. Ste'yce McNeil, 1:00.93; 9. Ocian Archer

High Jump: Chloe Lautric, 5-09.25
MSU: 13. Abigaill Dill, 5-05.00

Pole Vault: Joanna Lapucha, Tulane, 13-00.25
MSU: 8. Sydney Rodkey, 11-10.50

Long Jump (Invitational): Rochelle Farquharson, Mississippi State, 21-03.25

Triple Jump (Invitational): Marqueshia Stallworth, South Florida, 42-00.00
MSU: 3. Ebony Brinker, 41-05.00

Shot Put: Julie Labonte, Arizona, 57-03.00
MSU: 11. Haley Reynolds, 44-03.50

Discus Throw: Julie Labonte, Arizona, 172-05.00
MSU: 13. Haley Reynolds, 121-05

Men’s Results

Discus Throw: Rodney Brown, LSU, 191-10
MSU: 3. Tautvydas Kieras, 178-00

Shot Put: Albert Fourenette, UL Lafayette, 63-00.00
MSU: 10. Tautvydas Kieras, 52-03.75

Long Jump: Devin Davis, UL Lafayette, 24-09.00

MSU: 7. AJ Ward, 22-09.25; 11. JaQuarius Wilson, 21-08.75

Pole Vault: Chase Wolfle, Texas A&M, 17-03.00
MSU: 7. John Bourgeouis, 15-07.25

High Jump: Nick Ross, Arizona, 7-05.00
MSU: 9. Antavius McGhee, 6-06.75

110m Hurdles: Wayne Davis II, Texas A&M, 13.46
MSU: 4. Javon Davis, 14.10

110m Hurdles (B Section): Erich Seals, Southern, 14.29
MSU: 11. JaQuarius Wilson, 15.67

400m Hurdles: Sergio Rios, TAMU-Kingsville, 50.27
MSU: 4. Javon Davis, 51.27; 6. Scottie Hearn, 52.11

1500m Run (B Section): Philip Dempsey, LSU, 4:01.78
MSU: 3. Curtis Kelly, 4:03.57; 5. Philip Johnson, 4:10.94

800m Run: Hector Hernandez, Texas A&M, 1:48.91
MSU: 4. Steve Shoto, 1:51.90

100 Meter Dash (B Section): Jermaine Davis, Texas A&M, 10.60
MSU: 15. Marshall Nunn, 10.93; 17. Charles Taylor, 10.97

200 Meter Davis (B Section): Darius Roy, New Orleans, 21.32
MSU: 10. Marshall Nunn, 21.83; 13. Charles Taylor, 21.94

400 Meter Dash (B Section): Deon Hickey, Texas A&M, 47.77
MSU: 2. Alistair Moona, 47.81; 10. Dustin James, II, 48.77

Mt. SAC Relays
Men’s Results
800m Run Invite Elite: Brandon McBride, Mississippi State, 1:45.35

5000m Run (Open-A U/O): Aaron Hendrikx, Guelph, 13:56.48
MSU: 14. Damian Roszko, 14:13.53


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