Zallow, Morales Win Events As Penguins Compete at SPIRE Invitational

Chad Zallow
Chad Zallow

Geneva, Ohio - The Youngstown State men's and women's track and field teams completed against some of the top teams in the Midwest on Friday and Saturday at the SPIRE Division I Invitational.

Chad Zallow continued his momentum in the hurdles with another 7.61 seconds race as the Penguins competed against teams from the Big Ten, Mid-American Conference as well as others from around the country.

In the finals of the 60m hurdles, Zallow ran a 7.61 for the second straight Saturday. That mark remains the fastest in the country and tied his school record. Finishing second was Michigan's Drake Johnson who clocked a time of 7.93 seconds. They were the only two runners to post times under eight seconds.

For the second straight meet, Arnaldo Morales won the high jump. Morales cleared the bar at 2.11m on his final attempt to claim the win. Ohio State's Josh Fridley and Michigan State's Cody Stemple both missed at all three tries to advance past 2.11m.

Amber Eles was fifth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.61 seconds in a fast race. Winning the event was Maryland's Lisa Meneau with a time of 8.36 seconds. Placing fifth in the men's long jump was Anthony Butler with a leap of 6.60m. Abby Jones also had a fifth-place finish clearing a height of 1.68m in the high jump.

Jaliyah Elliott had as strong performance in the 60m dash running a time of 7.66 seconds in the final to place sixth. 

Ryan Booth placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 17.49m.

In the 200m dash, Keishawnna Burts led the way for the women with a time of 25.14 seconds. Josh Beaumont was the top finisher for the men in the 200m with a time of 22.50 seconds.

Ethan Wilson posted a time of 15:21.50 in the 5,000-meter run. In the 3,000m run, Ryan Sullivan ran a team-best time of 8:28.11. For the women, McKinsie Klim posted a time of 9:57.44 in the 3,000m.

Lasander Washington led Penguins in the 60m dash with a time of 7.08 seconds. In the 400m dash, Collin Harden ran a personal best time of 49.42 seconds. Iva Domitrovich also ran a personal best in the women's 400m with a time of 57.50 seconds.

Jaynee Corbett had throws of 16.42m in the weight throw and 13.63m in the shot put. 

YSU will be in action next on Friday at the Akron Zips Kangaroo Invitational.