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UTSA girls log greatest end since 2014 at C-USA Indoor Championships

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Silver-medal performances by Abby Balli and Danielle Spence headlined six whole podium finishes for the UTSA girls on Sunday, serving to to propel the Roadrunners to a third-place end on the Convention USA Indoor Observe & Subject Championships at Birmingham CrossPlex.
 
Mixed with Ingeborg Gruenwald’s win within the lengthy leap on Saturday, the Roadrunners totaled seven podium finishes in the course of the two-day meet to register their greatest end on the C-USA Indoor since a runner-up exhibiting in 2014. UTSA scored 81 factors, its highest level whole since 116 in a second-place exhibiting on the 2013 Western Athletic Convention Indoor, to complete forward of Rice (75.5) and behind Southern Miss (109) and Charlotte (104) within the 12-team race.
 
Within the first observe occasion of the afternoon, Balli’s runner-up end within the mile helped set the tone for the day for UTSA. The Pasadena native used a robust ending kick to go Southern Miss’ Kate Mattox on the ultimate flip and cross the road second with a time of 5:01.47 for her first convention podium look.
 
The ladies collected a pair of medals within the triple leap, as Spence rallied to safe the silver and Gruenwald continued her stellar weekend by incomes the bronze.
 
Spence, an All-American and the 2019 C-USA Indoor triple leap champion, opened with back-to-back fouls and wanted a mark on her third try to achieve the ultimate. The senior from Jamaica got here by means of with a 12.06m (39-6.75) measurement, placing her in fifth place heading into the ultimate three jumps. She leaped into second place with a 12.60m (41-4.25) effort on her fifth journey down the runway after which briefly took the general lead after unleashing a 12.95m (42-6) measurement on her remaining try. Nevertheless, Esther Isa of Center Tennessee reclaimed the lead with a 13.09m (42-11.5) mark on the final leap of the competitors to safe prime honors.
 
In the meantime, Gruenwald adopted up her gold-medal efficiency within the lengthy leap on Saturday with one other podium end. The sophomore completed third within the triple leap with a personal-best mark of 12.51m (41-0.5) on her fifth try of the day. Mixed together with her first profession convention win final night time, the Austrian offered a complete of 16 factors for the Roadrunners.
 
Amaya Scott picked up a bronze medal within the excessive leap, ending in a share of third place in her first collegiate competitors within the occasion. After crusing over the bar at a top of 1.64m (5-4.5) on her first strive, the Romsey, England, native cleared 1.69m (5-6.5) on her third and remaining try to finish up in a three-way tie for third.
 
Sigrid Kleive pitched in with one level within the excessive leap by topping 1.64m (5-4.5) for eighth place.
 
Within the remaining race of the day, Orla Brothers, Religion Roberson, Taylor Armstrong and Alanah Yukich handed the baton to a time of three:49.06 to gather the bronze medal within the 4×400-meter relay. These six factors helped UTSA transfer previous Rice, which completed tenth within the 4×4, into third place within the group standings.
 
Yukich made her method onto the rostrum within the 60m hurdles earlier within the afternoon, clocking a time of 8.73 for third place. The Perth, Australia, native got here again later within the day to notch a fifth-place time of 56.39 within the 400m, simply forward of Roberson’s sixth-place 56.67 clocking.
 
Lacee Barnes contributed 5 factors with a fourth-place end within the shot put. The senior from the Cayman Islands measured 14.34m (47-0.75) on her second heave of the day to notch her second straight top-five league end within the occasion.
 
In different finals motion on the observe, Vera Chinedu crossed eighth within the 60m with a time of seven.80.
 
UTSA Outcomes
 
60 Meters (prelims)
7. Vera Chinedu 7.68q
 
60 Meters (remaining)
8. Vera Chinedu 7.80
 
200 Meters (prelims)
10. Alanah Yukich 25.14
11. Vera Chinedu 25.32
Taylor Armstrong FS
 
400 Meters (prelims)
5. Religion Roberson 57.12q
6. Alanah Yukich 57.26q
17. Orla Brothers 59.62
19. Creshaun Cresser 1:00.50
 
400 Meters (remaining)
5. Alanah Yukich 56.39
6. Religion Roberson 56.67
 
800 Meters (prelims)
9. Brooke Lomax 2:17.28
10. Sofia Salinas 2:18.81
21. Maddy Blair 2:27.81
22. Karina Fernandez 2:28.67
 
Mile (prelims)
3. Abby Balli 5:00.19Q
11. Chante Dixon 5:12.07
 
Mile (remaining)
2. Abby Balli 5:01.47
 
3,000 Meters
12. Chante Dixon 10:18.29
30. Abby Balli 11:02.96
 
60-Meter Hurdles (prelims)
3. Alanah Yukich 8.61q
Religion Roberson DNF
 
60-Meter Hurdles (remaining)
3. Alanah Yukich 8.73
 
4×400-Meter Relay
3. Orla Brothers, Religion Roberson, Taylor Armstrong, Alanah Yukich 3:49.06
 
Distance Medley Relay
4. Chante Dixon, Creshaun Cresser, Brooke Lomax, Abby Balli 12:08.87
 
Excessive Soar
3. Amaya Scott 1.69m (5-6.5)
8. Sigrid Kleive 1.64m (5-4.5)
14. Maren Wilms 1.54m (5-0.5)
 
Lengthy Soar
1. Ingeborg Gruenwald 6.10m (20-0.25)
5. Sigrid Kleive 5.87m (19-3.25)
6. Oreoluwa Adamson 5.86m (19-2.75)
8. Johanna Soover 5.71m (18-9)
9. Maren Wilms 5.57m (18-3.25)
11. Danielle Spence 5.53m (18-1.75)
 
Triple Soar
2. Danielle Spence 12.95m (42-6)
3. Ingeborg Gruenwald 12.51m (41-0.5)
10. Oreoluwa Adamson 11.62m (38-1.5)
10. Johanna Soover 11.62m (38-1.5)
15. Maren Wilms 11.36m (37-3.25)
16. Sigrid Kleive 11.31m (37-1.25)
 
Shot Put
4. Lacee Barnes 14.34m (47-0.75)
 
Weight Throw
22. Lacee Barnes 13.62m (44-08.25)
 
Pentathlon
4. Maren Wilms 3,439
            60-Meter Hurdles — 9.63 (783); Excessive Soar — 1.60m/5-3 (736); Shot Put — 9.30m/ 30-6.25 (484); Lengthy Soar — 5.52m/18-1.5 (706); 800 Meters — 2:27.05 (730)
 
-UTSA-
 

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