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ORU Logs another Strong Showing at Arkansas

Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
          Release: 04/24/2011
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Fayetteville, Ark.—The Oral Roberts track and field team looked strong once again this weekend, as the women earned four second place finishes, while Jack Whitt grabbed yet another first place nod at the John McDonnell Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas.

Lauren McFarland was back in the top-five in women’s pole vault, jumping a 3.70m and placing fifth overall for the Golden Eagles.

In women’s shot put, Daisha Bostick recorded a second place finish with a toss of 10.21m.

ORU also managed second in the 4x400, as the team of Whitney Mills-Doyeto, Meisha Dinkins, TK Whitfield and Cornisha Wilkerson finished with a time of 48.37. First place went to Arkansas, who turned in a 45.54.

Jasmine Cotton earned fourth place in the women’s 400 meter hurdles with a solid time of 1:11.02.

Kristen Radcliff impressed in women’s 3000m steeplechase, finishing with a 10:54.57.

ORU’s Sheilah Ndasym was strong once again in the 5000 meter run, logging the Golden Eagles’ fourth second overall finish with a time of 18:16.16.

Jack Whitt added another first place notch to his impressive season resume, jumping 5.30m (17-4 ½ ) and finishing almost a full foot in front of second place Mickey DeFlippo of Wisconsin who jumped a 5.05m (16-6 ¾).

Dustin Gehrke snagged fourth for the men in pole vault with a jump of 4.75m.

ORU will be back at it next Friday at the MSSU Invitational in Joplin, Missouri.

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