Louisiana’s track and field program had several top eight performances in the Bowling Green Open Meet held last Thursday.
The Bulldogs were led by Chad Bowen, who took second in the 110-meter hurdles (18.05) and third in the 300-meter hurdles (50.15).
Bowen also teamed up with Wyatt Early, Hunter Hobbs, and Brian Kirtlink on the 4×100. The squad finished second (51.24).
The 4×800-meter relay team placed fourth (10:12.83). This unit features Bryan Renner, Christian Medina, Mark Elliott, and Kirtlink.
In the 4×400, a group of runners took fifth. That group included Tramaine Chatman, Bowen, Medina, and Hobbs.
Dalton Gloe was fifth in the discus (99’09”) and eighth in the shot put (37’09”).
Medina was sixth in the 800 (2:30.80).
Elliott placed seventh in the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:32.97.
Hobbs was eighth in the 400 (1:01.08).
As for the Lady Bulldogs, Kamara Combs won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.33 seconds. In the same event, Jaidyn Wommack was sixth (20.56) and Cecelia Hathaway was eighth (21.22).
Combs also took fifth in the 300-meter hurdles (58.54).
Faith Rule won the pole vault event after clearing 8’06”.
In the javelin, Jamie Sencenbaugh took third (83’) and Ella Kartunen was eighth (76’07”).
Sencenbaugh was also seventh in the 200 (32.25).
Australia Monjaraz took sixth in the shot put (28’06”) and eighth in the discus (81’05”).
Loni Watts was second in the shot put event after a toss of 32’02”. In the 400 meters, Madison Bradley took fifth (1:14.96) and Maria Guiterrez was sixth (1:17.04).
In the relay races, the 4×200-meter squad was second overall with a time of 2:04.26. The runners were Brooklyn Cadwellader, Hanna Blackmore, Faith Rule, and Sencenbaugh.
The 4×100-meter relay team of Cheyeanna Oberhaus, Faith Rule, Guiterrez, and Sencenbaugh took fifth (58.80).
In their first meet of the season in Winfield earlier in the week, the Bulldogs had several top finishes in a strong field that also featured Bowling Green, Elsberry, Palmyra, and Winfield.
Chatman was second in the 300-meter hurdles (48.60) and Bowen was fifth (50.86). Bowen was also third in the 110-meter hurdles (19.92).
Quincy Hutt, Ryan Capps, Early, and Chatman was third in the 4×100 (51.44). Meanwhile, the 4×400 was sixth (4:11.12) with Medina, Hobbs, Renner, and Bowen.
Hobbs took fourth in the 200 (26.43) and eighth in the 400 (59.84).
Renner was seventh in the 1,600 (6:11.24) while Medina took eighth in the 800 (2:26.95).
Chatman was eighth in the 100 meters (12.92).
As for throwing events, Capps took fifth (99’05”). Dalton Gloe was fifth in the shot put (36’03”) and eighth in the discus (93’01”).
Renner placed eighth in the long jump after leaping 16’6.50”.
As for the Lady Bulldogs, Watts won the discus event with a toss of 98’09”. Ke’la Campbell was eighth (57’04”).
Watts was also fifth in the shot put (28’07”).
Faith Rule won the pole vault after clearing 8’06”.
She also took second in the 200 meters (29.81).
Sencenbaugh was second in the javelin with a toss of 91’05.50”. Kartunen took fourth (73’05”).
The 4×200-meter relay team of Emma Inglis, Faith Rule, Sencenbaugh, and Guiterrez was fifth (2:08.50).
The 4×100, featuring Shayla Hopkins, Kylee Chatman, Sencenbaugh, and Oberhaus was sixth (1:03.28).
Jaidyn Wommack was seventh in the 100-meter hurdles (20.76).
Bradley took eighth in the 400 (1:15.53).