Divide and conquer
SMU has multiple top-5 finishes at two separate competitions over the weekend
Published: Monday, April 19, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The Mustang's track and field team had impressive performances Thursday through Saturday at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., and Saturday at the Michael Johnson Relays in Waco, Texas.
Between the two meets, SMU had five top-five finishers. Sophomore Simone Du Toit had a top-five finish and a top-10 finish at the Mt. SAC Relays. Du Toit came in third place in the shot put. Her throw of 16.41m was only .01mm shorter than her season-best throw. In the discus, her throw of 51.35m gave her an eighth place finish.
Freshman Klara Bodinson came in fifth place with a time of 10:31.32 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at Mt. SAC. In the 1,500 meter run, junior Kristine Eikrem-Engeset finished in fifth place with a time of 4:26.58. Junior Aasha Marietta's time of 4:48.54 in the 1500-meter run put her at fourth place.
At the Michael Johnson Relays, which took place at Baylor University, senior Chelsea Wells finished in fifth place in the 400-meter hurdle. She had a time of 1:03.56.
The Oklahoma Invitational is Friday and Saturday in Norman, Okla. At last year's invitational, the Mustangs had a record five regional qualifying marks.