Myrtle Beach, S.C—The Youngstown State Penguins track and field team ended their first outdoor meet this Saturday evening at the Coastal Carolina Invitational. In the second day of the meet, YSU had two first place winners in the women's 4x100 meter relay team and in the men's shot put with senior John Seaver.
Senior Alteeka Vanwright, Ciara Jarrett, Alexis Washington and sophomore Nina Grambling made up the women's 4x100 meter relay team who finished in first place against the competition. They had a time of 46.78 seconds which beat out the second place team, Usc Upstate, by .29 seconds who had a time of 47.07 seconds.
Freshman thrower Ciera Trybend competed in the discus for the Penguins and was able to finish in seventh place with a throw of 40.84 meters. In the shot put freshman Jayne Corbett finished in fourth place with a toss of 13.34 meters as teammate sophomore Jennifer Neider was able to sneak in the top eight finishing in seventh with a throw of 13.13 meters.
In the jumps freshman Mackenzie Sturtz was able to finish with a strong third place jumping 1.65 meters. Senior Kendall Homan was able to get the Penguins a seventh place finish in the triple jump as she leaped 10.99 meters which would make it her best jump of the track season.
Junior Austin McLean participated in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and finished in the third place with a time of 9:23.71.
In the men's discuss YSU standout freshman Conner Neu pulled through with a top finish as he placed in fourth place with a throw of 48.05 meters. Senior John Seaver competed in the shot put and was the only Penguin on day two of the Invitational who was able to capitalize with a first place finish. He had a launch of 16.65 meters which beat out second place winner Jeremy Orlik of Tiffin University by 1.08 meters.
The Penguins will compete next at the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina which is another two-day meet that starts on March 28.