The Youngstown State track and field team had a busy Friday as a big portion of the team was in action at the YSU National Invitational and four Penguins were in action in New York City.
Making moves in New York City was Chad Zallow at the 2017 Armory Track Invitational. Against a strong field, he had the fastest preliminary time at 7.76 seconds before running the top semifinal time of 7.70 seconds.
He will compete in the finals of the event tomorrow at 1:26 p.m. He will take on a group of nine runners that include athletes from Ohio State, South Carolina, Hampton and Oklahoma.
Also at the Armory Track Invitational, Amber Eles had the 14th-fastest time in the semifinals with a time of 8.61 seconds and missed qualifying by just .07 seconds.
In the shot put, Ryan Booth had a solid performance placing ninth out of 32 throwers. Booth had a best throw of 16.70m which came on his second attempt. He had three other throws of more than 16.50 meters. For the women, Jaynee Corbett was 13th in the shot put with a throw of 13.44m. Corbett will participate in the weight throw on Saturday.
Back in Youngstown at the WATTS, Chenera Lacey won the pentathlon with 3,303 points, just 23 points shy of a personal best.
The YSU National Invitational continues on Saturday when field events begin at 10 a.m.