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A&M track and field makes large strides at Trojan Invitational

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Freshman Heather Abadie prepares to takeoff during the women’s pole vault competition at the Alumni Muster meet on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Texas A&M’s track and field teams found themselves in the City of Angels on Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, to compete in the Trojan Invitational, a five-school event hosted by the University of Southern California at its very own Allyson Felix Field.
In women’s, No. 5 A&M competed against No. 2 USC, No. 11 BYU, Long Beach State and San Diego State.
In men’s, the Aggies had to face No. 2 BYU, No. 16 USC, Long Beach State and San Diego State.
A&M’s women’s team was able to grab a first place finish with sophomore Macie Irons throwing 48’11.75’’/14.93m mark to win the women’s shot put.
The “Mountain” himself, sophomore Bryce Foster, threw a 61’7.75’’/18.79 mark to go on to win the men’s shot put.
The women’s 4×100 race was where the Aggies walked away with second place with a 43.09 finish that came from sophomores Jermaisha Arnold and Semira Killebrew and freshmen Leeah Burr and Camryn Dickson.
The maroon and white finished first in the men’s 4×100 race with a time of 39.93 thanks to juniors Ryan Martin and Conner Schulman and sophomores Isaiah Teer and DeVonte Mount.
The men’s and women’s teams for A&M both won their 4×100 races.
The women’s 4×400 race was won by sophomore Kennedy Wade, senior Tierra Robinson-Jones, freshman Sanu Jallow and sophomore Jermaisha Arnold with a time of 3:26.58. This time is now in ninth place in Texas A&M history, second in the NCAA and first in the SEC.
A&M’s men’s team won its 4×400 race thanks to junior Omajuwa Etiwe, sophomore Auhmad Robinson, sophomore Ashton Schwartzman and sophomore Bryce McCray.
Women’s pole vault finished with first and third place wins for A&M as sophomore Heather Abadie finished first with a clearance over 13’7.75’’/4.16m and freshman Ava Riche finished third with a clearance over 12’3.75’’/3.75m.
The men’s pole vault was won by A&M with junior Conner Gregston clearing 16’10’’/5.13m. Senior Zach Davis cleared over 16’4’’/4.98m to win second.
A&M placed first and second in the women’s javelin, with sophomore Lianna Davidson throwing for a mark of 184’6’’/56.24m on the way to first place and senior Katelyn Fairchild finishing second with a distance of 177’2’’/53.99m. Freshman Ana De La Garza finished seventh with a mark of 129-0/39.53m.
The Aggies won the men’s javelin throw as well with junior Sam Hankins throwing for a mark of 233’6’’/71.17m
Another victory for A&M was had in the men’s 1500-meter race, where sophomore Cooper Cawthra finished first with a time of 3:45.52, and junior Chandon Chhikara and Caden Norris finished third and fourth place respectively with times of 3:49.93 and 3:51.52.
The men’s 400-meter hurdle was won for A&M by Bryce McCray with a time of 51.54 in what was his first open race as an Aggie.
The men’s 100-meter race had three Aggies compete. Ryan Martin ran for a time of 10:43 to finish first, DeVonte Mount finished third with a time of 10.53 and Conner Schulman finished in eight place with a time of 10.82.
A&M had a historical 100 women’s race. Semira Killebrew finished third and Camryn Dickson placed third and fourth with a shared time of 11.27, making them the ninth and tenth performers in Texas A&M history.
Both the men’s and women’s teams for A&M had an athlete finish first in their 3,000-meter race.
The men’s 3,000 race was won by senior Francesco Romano with a time of 8:26.90, and sophomore Jonathan Chung ran for a time of 8:31.00 to finish right behind him and win second place.
Sophomore Maddie Livingston ran a time of 9:57.26 to finish first and senior Grace Plain finished after her to achieve second place with a time of 10:01.82.
This upcoming week, the Aggie’s will head to Walnut, California and compete in the Mt. San Antonio College Relays from Wednesday, April 12 to Saturday, April 15.

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