Several members of the Shocker Track Club Elite team competed this past weekend at the Wichita State Varsity Apartments Invitational with lots of great performances. The STC thrilled the fans in attendance with victories and season bests in many events.
Lawson Montgomery continued his steady improvement through the indoor season as he won the 60m hurdles in a season-best time of 7.98. STC member Sam Garrison placed 2nd in 8.16 (8.09 prelim personal best). Montgomery is closing in fast on the 7.92 standard needed to qualify for the USATF Indoor Championships in March. Montgomery also finished 10th overall in the 200m with Garrison adding a 7th in the 60m. Both Montgomery and Garrison plan to run in Oklahoma this weekend.
Chandra Andrews improved her season best to 61-7.75 in the 20-lb Weight. Andrews has always competed well at WSU’s Heskett Center, winning this time by over 6 feet! Like Montgomery, Andrews is targeting the USATF qualifying mark in the weight and is only a couple feet short. Her next meet will be next weekend at Kansas State University.
Dylan Hartnett ran his first 400m of the season winning his section in a come-from-behind time of 48.93 (he placed 2nd overall). Hartnett also ran a strong leg on a 4×4 team with fellow STC Elite member Fernada Blakely. Blakely dropped down to the 60m to work on some speed and placed 3rd in his first meet of the year with a time of 6.89. Both athletes are scheduled to compete at the Iowa State Classic this weekend.
Danielle Chapman also dropped down in distance to work on some speed as she placed 6th in the 400m with a time of 58.12, winning her heat. Look for her to run a strong 800m at Iowa State Saturday.
Aaron Young competed in the Heptathlon but after completing 6 of the 7 events he decided not to run the 1000m run. Although Young competed well, he wasn’t quite on pace to hit the USATF qualify mark so his decision to not run the final event and save his energy for future meets was a smart one.
For complete results of the Varsity Apartments Invitational click here.