University Park, Pa. - Members of the Youngstown State men's and women's track and field team had a strong showing at the Penn State National Invitational held at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track Complex on Friday and Saturday.
On Saturday, Brendon Lucas won his 400m dash race with a time of 48.86 seconds with the best time of 20 runners in the event. Lucas was also second in the 200m dash with a time of 21.98 seconds finishing behind Akron's Taron Slone.
On Friday, the hurdlers and sprinters had a strong showing.
Jaliyah Elliot was sixth in a fast 60m dash with a time of 7.74 seconds.
Amber Eles finished third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.57 seconds as she finished behind a pair of Big Ten Conference standouts in Lisa Meneau of Maryland and Quenee Dale from Penn State.
Chad Zallow was just off his fastest time of the season with a time of 7.75 seconds in the finals of 60m hurdles. The lone runner to beat Zallow was Eddie Lovett, the 2011 Pan American Games Junior Champion, of the Virgin Islands who clocked a 7.66.
Carl Zallow advanced to the finals in the 60m dash with a time of 6.85 seconds but he did not run in the final.
Isaac Agyemang had a strong showing in the long jump placing sixth with a leap of 6.95m.
Jaynee Corbett was seventh in the weight throw with a season-best toss of 17.45m.
The Penguins are back in action on Feb. 3-4 when they play host to the YSU National Invitational at the WATTS.