State College, Pa. - The Youngstown State men's and women's track and field team broke two school records and captured two first place finishes on the first day of the Penn State National Elite Invitational.
After posting the fastest times in the prelims and semi-finals, Chad Zallow turned in his quickest time of the day with a 7.66 performance in the finals of the 60m hurdles. Zallow finished 0.12 seconds in front of Coppin State's Aaron Lewis and captured his third win of the season in the event.
Sophomore Jaliyah Elliott set a new school record in the semi-finals of the 60m dash with a time of 7.33 seconds. Elliott went on to post a time of 7.36 seconds in the finals to secure a first place finish. She beat out Penn State's Brooke-Lynn Williams by 0.13 seconds.
Junior Collin Harden placed seventh in 60m hurldes with time of 8.05 seconds. Cole Smith posted a time of 8.27 seconds in the same event. Brendon Lucas clocked a time of 6.95 seconds in the 60m dash and freshman Jamynk Jackson finished with his fastest time of 6.97 seconds. Also in the 60m dash, Josh Beaumont ran a time of 7.08 seconds.
Freshman Destiny Washington ran a time of 8.69 seconds in the 60m hurdles while fellow freshman Suerethia Henderson clocked a time of 7.60 seconds in the 60m dash. Sophomore Antonelle LaMonica ran a time of 7.89 seconds in the 60m dash.
Nicolette Kreatsoulas finished 10th in the weight throw with a toss of 16.68m. Kaitlyn Merwin also competed in the weight throw and finished with a mark of 15.21m, while Reshanna Simon had a throw of 14.75m.
Caitlyn Trebella finished tied for fourth in the pole vault after clearing 3.39m on her second attempt, while Shelby Marken placed eighth after clearing the same height on her third attempt. Katlyn Griffie was 10th after clearing 3.39m on her final attempt.
Additional members of the track and field team will compete tomorrow morning beginning at 10:50 a.m. with women's 400m dash. Field events will get underway at noon with the high jump and shot put.