Colonels Win 11 Medals, Break Three School Records on Final Day of ASUN Outdoor Championships

Complete Results

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

– The Eastern Kentucky University track and field teams won 11 medals and broke three school records on the final day of the ASUN Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Both the EKU men and women finished fourth overall at the meet.

The women finished with 119 points. Kennesaw State took the women’s title with 210 points.

The men tallied 89 points during the meet. Liberty claimed the men’s crown with 305 points.

The Colonel women brought home two gold medals and four silver medals on the final day of action.

Senior Quantasia Perry won gold in the women’s 200 meters, breaking her own school record in the event with a blistering time of 23.35. Aniya Matthews (6th / PB 24.03), Christian “Joy” Scott (PB 24.48), and emily roesser (24.57) also scored in the event.

Perry also took silver in the 100 meters, breaking another school record with a time of 11.42. Scott finished seventh in the 100 meters final with a personal-best 11.95.

Perry, Scott, Matthews, and Roesser teamed up to claim silver in the 4×100-meter relay, clocking a school-record time of 45.33. That record had stood since 1993.

For the meet, Perry scored 20 points and was part of three EKU records falling.

Jone Zabaleta Larranaga won gold in the women’s 5,000 meters with a time of 17:07.4. It was her second conference title of the year, as she won the 3,000 meters at the ASUN Indoor Championships in February. Anouk van Gils also scored in the 5K, placing fifth in a time of 17:19.4.

Freshmen madison fleming, meanwhile, took silver in the 100-meter hurdles, clocking a personal-best time of 13.53. That is the second fastest time in EKU history, trailing only Olympian and EKU Hall of Famer Jackie Humphrey (12.83).

In the women’s 1,500 meters, Laura Taborda won her second medal of the meet by finishing second in a time of 4:25.51. Taborda won gold in the steeplechase on Friday night. Zabaleta Larranaga was not far behind Taborda, placing fourth overall in 4:26.74.

Alicia contributed four points for the Colonels on Saturday, finishing fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:12.18.

Joy Nwokike also recorded a fifth place finish in the triple jump, leaping 38-9 to score four more points for the women.

Matthews, Roesser, Recio, and Emma Garcia-Palencia closed out the day by taking fourth in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:47.94.

All-American ahmed jaziri led the men’s team on Saturday, winning a pair of gold medals to finish the meet with 20 points.

He outkicked the field to claim victory in the 1,500 meters, clocking a time of 3:45.27. That is the third fastest time in EKU history. jackson siddall (7th / 3:48.80) and Joan Tapias (8th / 3:49.26) added points in the race, as well.

Jaziri then closed out his day by taking gold in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:33.98. Charles Kipchuma won bronze in the race, recording at a time of 14:36.12.

In all, the Colonels claimed 25 points in the men’s 5K, as Nikodem Dworczak (5th / 14:43.27), Tapias (6th / 14:47.73), and Enock Kipchumba (7th / 14:51.17) also scored.

Samuel Carter sparked the men early in the day, winning gold in the triple jump. On his final leap of the day, Carter recorded a personal-best 49-5.5 to earn victory.

Directly after winning the triple jump, Carter teamed up with Bryce Favors-Charleston, Bryson Steedand Logan Sullivan to win bronze in the 4×100-meter relay. Their time of 41.17 is the fastest at EKU in more than a decade.

Jan Badia-Celma (6th / 1:53.05) and alex lehan (8th / 1:54.14) scored points for the men in the 800 meters.

Leshan, Favors-Charleston, Steed, and Liam Kauna added a seventh-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay (3:24.06).

jordan hampton placed sixth in the pole vault on Saturday, clearing a personal-best 14-4 to give the Colonels three more points.

For the entire meet, EKU won eight gold medals, five silver medals, three bronze medals, and broke five school records.

Qualified Colonels will now compete at the NCAA East Regional May 26-28 in Bloomington, Indiana.

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