Five Win Events As Penguins Have Strong Showing at GMU Invitational

Jaliyah Elliott
Jaliyah Elliott

Fairfax, Va. - Chad ZallowCollin Harden, Amber Eles, Chenera Lacey and Jaliyah Elliott all were event winners to highlight the Youngstown State track and field effort at the George Mason Invitational which was held on Saturday at the George Mason Stadium.

Harden set the school record in the 400m hurdles with a time of 51.98 seconds. Harden broke the mark of 52.11 which had been held since 1991 by John Payne. Harden's previous top performance was 52.80 seconds in the event. He won Saturday's race by an impressive 1.49 seconds. 

Zallow took first in the 100m dash running a time of 10.69 seconds. He won the race by 0.02 seconds ahead of VCU's Jamik Alexander. Later in the meet, Zallow was second in the 200m dash with a career-best time of 21.30 seconds. 

Elliott won the 200m dash with a career-best time of 24.28 seconds. She won the race by 0.46 seconds ahead of GMU's Ashley Lucas. Her mark was the sixth-fastest 200 in school history.

Eles ran a season-best time of 13.75 seconds to win the 100m hurdles. She won the race by just over half-a-second ahead of VMI's Yaa Agyepong-Wiafe.

Lacey won the high jump clearing the bar at 1.65m sharing first place with VCU's Christina Soloman. They both cleared 1.60m and 1.65m on their first attempts, but failed to clear the bar on additional jumps.

Macklin Rose finished second in the pole vault clearing a height of 4.40m. In the women's 100m dash, Jayliah Elliott finished second with a time of 11.79 seconds. Elliott placed second by 0.20 second behind Morgan State's Shenel Crooke.

In the 400m dash, Keishawnna Burts ran time of 57.55 seconds to place 12th while Iva Domitrovich was 16th with a time of 58.04 seconds. For the men, Brendon Lucas was 10th with a time of 49.30 seconds. 

Corbett was fifth in the hammer throw with a season-best toss of a 50.67m. Nicolette Kreatsoulas was just behind Corbett placing sixth with a mark of 49.17m. In the discus, Kreatsoulas finished third with a throw of 44.70m while Corbett was fifth with a toss of 42.62m. 

Brad Jones finished fifth in the high jump clearing the bar at 1.92m. In the long jump, Ellie Pollock finished sixth with a leap of 5.66m.

Ryan Booth had a pair of top-five finishes. Booth placed third in the shot put with a throw of 17.12m and finished fifth in the discus with a throw of 51.73m.

Will Thompson was ninth in the javelin with a throw of 52.96m.

Also in the 100m dash, Taylor McDonald finished sixth with a time of 12.20 seconds for the women while Carl Zallow ran a time of 10.82 seconds to finish seventh in the men's race.

Tristan Dahmen placed fourth in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:31.95 and Dylan Dombi was ninth in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:59.14.

The Penguins are next in action on April 14-15 at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Akron Invitational.