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GALLERY: Ted Nelson Invitational

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  • Texas A&M distance runner react to teammates winning during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

  • Athletes run during the women’s 1-mile at the Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M long distance runners hug during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M freshman Addison Applebaum hugs teammate after the women’s 1-mile during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Runners race at the Women’s 1-mile during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • An officiant talks to the athletes during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Railroad athletics Ryan Day starts the race during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M Eric Casarez finishes first during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M senior Eric Casarez holds the rails after winning the mens 1-mile during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M freshman Ondrej Gajdos finishes the 800m during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Competitiors finish the 800m during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M runner during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M senior Connor Schulman celebrates with Houston’s athlete during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M junior Kennedy Wade before the women’s 400m during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M junior Kennedy Wade off the block during women’s 400m during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M senior Connor Gregston clears the bar during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M senior Connor Gregston celebrates after clearing the bar during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M senior Connor Gregston clears the bar during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Houston senior Iman Babineaux gets ready during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M junior Kennedy Wade starts the third section of the 400m during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M senior Connor Schulman finishes the 60m hurdles during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Athletes finish the 60m finals during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Athletes finish the 60m finals during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M runner during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M junior Kimar Farquharson and Texas A&M sophomore Eric Hemphill III during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M junior Isaiah Teer during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M runner during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M runner during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M junior Devante Mount runs the mens 60m prelims during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M freshman Ryley Klefstad reacts after clearing the bar in Pole Vault during the Ted Nelson Invitational at Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Double-exposure of Texas A&M pole vaulter during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M sophomore Jack Mann gets ready to run down the runway during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M sophomore Jack Mann III reacts after clearing the bar in Pole Vault during the Ted Nelson Invitational at Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M junior Semira Killebrew during the 60m prelims during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M freshman Grant Ashby during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M runner during the Ted Nelson Invitional at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Jan. 20, 2024. (Mattie Taylor/The Battalion)

    Photo by Mattie Taylor
  • Texas A&M Eric Casarez finishes the 1-mile during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Athletes during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Houston junior Anthony Easy IIII gets ready to start the race during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M junior Kimar Farquharson prays before the start of the 400m during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M sophomore Eric Hemphill III gets ready to start during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M sophomore Eric Hemphill III finishes the 400m during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
  • Texas A&M runners exchange the batton in the 4×400 Meter Relay during the Ted Nelson Invitational at Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M sprinter competes competes in the 4×400 Meter Relay during the Ted Nelson Invitational at Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M freshman Jack Johnston maintains his position in the 3000 M run during the Ted Nelson Invitational at Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M freshman Omarion Ferguson sprints out the blocks in the 200 meters during the Ted Nelson Invitational at Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M sophomore Leeah Burr comes out the starting blocks during the Ted Nelson Invitational at Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M freshman Jasmine Harmon clears the final hurdle in the 60 M Hurdles during the Ted Nelson Invitational at Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Pole Vault Coach Joe Sarra gives advice to a pole vaulter during the Ted Nelson Invitational at Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M freshman Ondrej Gajdos gets ready to start the men’s 800m during Ted Nelson Invitational at the Murray Fasken Indoor Track on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

    Photo by Ishika Samant
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Ishika Samant served multiple roles at The Battalion as photo chief, managing editor, multimedia editor and social media editor through her tenure from 2021 to 2024.
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