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Racers tally four first-place finishes, eight personal records at Marshall Invite

Junior Brooke Misukonis competes in the pole vault at the Marshall Invite. (Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics)

Andrea Jameson 

Contributing Writer

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On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Murray State track and field team traveled to the Marshall Invite to finish its last indoor competition of the season. 

Head Coach Adam Kiesler was pleased with the way his team handled themselves throughout the meet. He was overall enthused with the results of the meet because of the way that the girls dominated their personal records and performance. 

“From the high jumps [and] triple jumps, Fletcher started off the competition strong,” Kiesler said. “The other girls fed off of each other’s energy from the beginning of the meet, which is something that we all like to see.” 

The Murray State track and field team left the competition with confidence to continue their season. Many Racers had a strong outing by placing in the OVC Top 10. 

Murray State’s highlights of the Marshall event include freshman Teliyah James placed second overall, running a Murray State personal record of 25.03 seconds in the 200-meter dash. Freshman Nia Scott placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.15 seconds. Freshman Jasmine Claunch finished first in the triple jump with a time of 11.80 seconds. 

Senior Jessikha Ribeiro finished second in the high jump with an overall height of 1.59m. 

“This year’s team has more of a combined effort and they all are getting used to the fact that they are competing at such a high level,” Keisler said. 

Sophomore LaMiah Campbell took home first place in the division of the 800-meter run with an overall time of 2:14.66. 

“The attitude was a lot better than a couple of weeks ago and it showed with the results from these kids,” Kiesler said. 

Sophomore Meghan Fletcher competed in the high jump with a PR height of 1.71m, just .05m short of the Murray State record.

“It’s always good to see the bars that are so high during the high jump because the girls get used to it and are capable of getting over the bar,” Kiesler said.

With numerous gold medals and personal records from the overall results of the last indoor competition of the season, Kiesler is ready to see his team compete for the win in the upcoming outdoor competition. 

The next competition takes place in a different atmosphere. The track and field team will travel to the Saluki Open on Friday, March 19 in Carbondale, Illinois. 

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