Brazeal & Simcho Break School Records on Day One of Texas Tech Corky Classic

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LUBBOCK – Tarleton track and field officially opened up the 2020 season Friday evening at the Texas Tech Corky Classic with two first-place and 24 top-10 finishes. Freshman Jenna Brazeal and senior Michael Simcho broke the program records for the 1000-meter race in their respective fields.

Brazeal placed 14th with a time of 3:08.05 in the event, breaking Audrey Shelton’s 2015 school record by 18.26 seconds (3:26.31). Haley Dennard also surpassed the record in the race, posting a 3:12.66 for 18th place.

Jordan Anglin and Marshae Davis were the top individual performers for the women’s team. Anglin finished first in the 400-meter race with a time of 59.48. Davis, a freshman, captured the top spot in the shot put with a distance of 41-8 1/2.

After a stellar cross country season where she was the top female Texan finisher in every meet, Imani Williams opened the new track season finishing second in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:57.21.

Simcho placed ninth in the 1000 meters with a time of 2:33.98, surpassing Stefan Campos’ 2015 record by 5.73 seconds (2:39.71). Mikel Stone flirted with the program’s 200-meter record, finishing .1 second behind Gilson Umunnakwe’s 2016 record of 21.75. Stone placed sixth in the event with a time of 21.85.

Freshman Kevin Baez was the top individual performer for the men’s team. The Vanderbilt native ran a 15:38.88 in the 5000-meter race to claim the third spot. Fellow freshman Dominick Vastlik also placed in the top five of that event with a time of 16:17.09 (fourth place).

In the track events, the Texans had 12 top 10 finishers, four females and eight male runners. Nine women and three men finished in the top 10 of the field events on Friday.

Day two of the meet will begin with the weight throw and pole vault events at 11:00 a.m., followed by the women’s mile run at 12:00 p.m.

Full Tarleton Results

Women’s Events

Women’s 200m
14. Jordan Anglin – 26.58
19. Chloe Goodman – 27.02
35. Ashlynn Cash – 29.12
41. Jill Johnson – 29.98

Women’s 400m
1. Jordan Anglin – 59.48
6. Gentrye Munden – 1:04.44
9. Ashlynn Cash – 1:06.00

Women’s 1000m
14. Jenna Brazeal – 3:08.05
18. Haley Dennard – 3:12.66

Women’s 3000m
2. Imani Williams – 10:57.21

Women’s Long Jump
6. Nakia Dunn – 5.27 (17-3 1/2)
8. Chandee Bachmeyer – 5.06 (16-7 1/4)
10. Viviana Benitez – 4.83 (15-10 1/4)
15. Emily Castleberry – 4.67 (15-4)
16. Hailey Martin – 4.63 (15-2 1/4)
19. Jill Johnson – 4.51 (14-9 3/4)

Women’s Shot Put
1. Marshae Davis – 12.71 (41-8 1/2)
6. Jeneka Jackson – 11.42 (37-5 3/4)
8. Elena Reagan – 11.24 (36-10 1/2)
12. Kristen Kuehler – 9.75 (32-0)

Women’s Weight Throw
6. Jeneka Jackson – 12.38 (40-7 1/2)
9. Kristen Kuehler – 11.12 (36-5 3/4)
10. Elena Reagan – 9.89 (32-5 1/2)

Men’s Events

Men’s 200m
6. Mikel Stone – 21.85
13. Brandon McKissick – 22.66
14. Alan Palmer – 22.68
20. Colton Troutman – 22.97
21. Hayden Dibble – 22.98
26. Zachary Martinez – 23.22
28. Joseph Pezold – 23.47
31. Mackenzie Lazarus – 23.51
41. Timothy Gowans – 23.98

Men’s 400m
7. Ikechi Iromuanya – 50.98
8. Colton Troutman – 51.09
11. Mackenzie Lazarus – 51.32
17. Zachary Martinez – 51.88
20. Joseph Pezold – 53.54

Men’s 600y
15. Dahmir Pearson – 1:16.47

Men’s 1000m
9. Michael Simcho – 2:33.98
18. Jesus Mata – 2:40.81

Men’s 5000m
3. Kevin Baez – 15:38.88
4. Dominick Vastlik – 16:17.09
6. Quenten Lasseter – 16:28.34
7. Kyle Doty – 16:41.40

Men’s Long Jump
10. Skyler Sandusky – 6.01 (19-8 3/4)

Men’s Shot Put
6. Trevor Suggs – 13.08 (42-11)         

Men’s Weight Throw
6. Jacob Bowers – 12.16 (39-10 3/4)      


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