By David Noblett
OBU Sports Information
Mirriam Kaumba and Kyta Willets each broke their own school records Saturday at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. and the OC Invitational in Norman.
Kaumba smashed her month-old record in the mile with a 4:46.85 almost seven seconds better than the previous record of 4:53.13. Kaumba was the only athlete from OBU to travel to Arkansas.
Willets broke the 1000-meter record with a 2:52.59 just eclipsing her 2005 record of 2:53.96 for a first place in the event. Willets' time also qualified her for the national meet.
McKenzie Roth was the only other additional qualifier with her provisional time of 9.51 in the 60-meter hurdles that was good enough for third place.
Sarah Wiemero took third place in the weight throw with a 38-foot toss.
Michelle Carpenter won the high jump with a leap of 5-foot 3-inches.
Leslie Polman took third in the 60-meter hurdles with her time of 8.14.
The Lady Bison ran 1-2-3 in the 60-meter hurdles with Nickiesha Wilson taking first (8.62), Latoya Greaves second (8.70), and Roth third. Wilson also won the 400-meters with her time of 58.15.
Kyli Bean and Amanda Mayfield took first and second in the 600-meters running a 1:37.23 and a 1:44.45.
Emily Haynes placed third in the 1,000-meters with her time of 3:10.97.
Chandra Huckabay won the 800-meters with her time of 2:21.94.
Jessica Haynes was the only other Lady Bison to win an event with 2,978 points in the pentathlon.
The Bison brought home two new national qualifying times and five new provisional qualifying times.
Landon Willets and Theron Stoltzfus both qualified for the national meet as Willets ran a 1:55.98 in the 800-meters and Stoltzfus ran an 8:42.56 in the 3,000-meters. Both Bison took first place in their respective events.
Five other Bison got provisional qualifying marks as well. Olasubomi Bashourn qualified with his second place time of 7.00 in the 60-meters along with James Hall who qualified with a 7.10 that was good enough for fourth place. Seth Ilaoa qualified in the shot put with a throw of 48-feet 11-inches. Ilaoa's throw gave him first place at the meet. Michael Elizondo qualified in the 800-meters with his time of 1:57.83 taking second just behind Willets. Daniel Ellis rounded out the new provisional qualifiers with his time of 8:58.91 in the 3,000-meters.
Jeremiah Campo who took first in the weight throw with a 46-foot 3-inch toss. Campo also finished second to Ilaoa in the shot put with a 44-foot throw.
Jacob Wright took second in the 5,000-meters with his time of 16:39.31 and Lamar Baskin won the 60-meter hurdles with his time of 8.15.
The 4x400-meter relay teams took first and third with the A team running a 3:27.25 and the B team running a 3:29.82.
Ryan Gaither took second in the 400-meters with a time of 51.48.
Chris Chandler took third in the 800-meters with his time of 2:00.37.
A.J Carter and Prophet Bailey ran to 1-2 finish in the 600-meters with Carter running a 1:23.33 and Bailey running a 1:25.23.
Bryce Bell ran a 2:28.39 in the 1,000-meters to claim first place.
Hall and Leonarde Smith took second and third in the 200-meters with 22.48 and 22.77 respective times.
Jonathon Hilton rounded out the Bison placers with a first place in the pentathlon with a total of 3386 points.