ASU track and field secures 10 top-three finishes at Ted Nelson Invitational

Kentre Patterson and Keira Christie-Galloway each earned two top-three finishes in the Sun Devils' first indoor meet of the season

ASU track and field earned 10 top-three finishes in its indoor season opener on Saturday at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas. 

The Sun Devils started the meet out strong in the women's long jump, with junior Ta'nalya Gordon and senior Katie Eidem placing third and sixth in the event, respectively. Gordon's longest jump was 5.56 meters and Eidem's was 5.49 meters. 

After clearing heights of 5.06, 5.21 and 5.31 meters in men's pole vault, senior Cole Riddle looked to beat his indoor personal best of 5.32 meters, a mark he set at the 2018 Husker Invitational.

However, he failed three consecutive times to clear 5.41 meters, securing second place in the event for the Sun Devils. 

Junior Hayley Rayburn and sophomore Sevanna Hanson both cleared heights of 3.76 and 3.91 meters in the women's pole vault, but both failed to clear the 4.01-meter height. Rayburn placed second, but Hanson placed third due to missing the 3.76-meter height on her first attempt. 

Senior Kentre Patterson finished third in the men's 60-meter hurdles finals with a time of 8.06 seconds, while freshman Jamar Marshall was disqualified. Patterson also finished second in the men's 60-meter hurdles preliminaries with a time of 7.93 seconds.

In the women's 60-meter hurdles, junior Keira Christie-Galloway placed third in the finals with a time of 8.38 seconds, while sophomore Christina Warren placed fifth with a time of 8.99 seconds. Christie-Galloway also finished third in the women's 60-meter hurdles preliminaries with a time of 8.57 seconds.

The Sun Devils had an impressive showing in the men's 400 meters, with junior Dubem Nwachukwu earning second place with a time of 47.01 seconds.

Freshman Lazarus Williams placed 13th with a time of 49.94 seconds and sophomore Garrett Shedrick placed 15th with a time of 50.68 seconds.

In the women's 400 meters, sophomore Ma'Kayla Dickerson placed fourth with a time of 57.48 seconds.

The women's 4x400-meter relay team recorded a time of 3:53.94, good for fourth place. The men's 4x400-meter relay team finished in second place with a time of 3:15.48. 

ASU will compete next at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock, Texas starting on Jan. 29. 


Reach the reporter at lhertz@asu.edu and follow @laurenrachell_ on Twitter. 

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