APSU Sports Information
Gainesville, FL – Another day, another small but mighty contingent of Austin Peay State University (APSU) track and field athletes battled the nation’s best at the Florida Relays, Friday.
In the pole vault, it was fair to bet that both Savannah Amato and Dascha Hix had a little rust to knock off after sitting out last week at Vanderbilt; the duo both posted 3.80m marks, with Amato finishing 15th and Hix 20th based on attempts.
In the 100m hurdles, placed third in the seventh heat and 38th overall with a 14.33 mark. In the 4x400m relay, the Govs put forth two quartets, with the A-unit of Kyra Wilder, Sabrina Richman, Amelia Thiesing and Allana Johnson hitting 3:47.09—beating last season’s showing at this event, at which Richman, Thiesing and Johnson competed by nearly two-tenths of a second—to place 23rd. A second grouping of Mikaela Smith, Jessica Kelley, Madison Morstad and Molly Howard—all freshmen—checked in at 4:01.96.
Meanwhile in Cape Girardeau, Emmaculate Kiplagat got the Joey Haines Invitational part of Austin Peay’s weekend off to a good start with a win in the 10,000m run, posting a 37:42.39 for the victory.
Both the Florida Relays and the Joey Haines Invitational wrap up Saturday, in Gainesville and Cape Girardeau, respectively.