Vashaun Newman
Track & Field/Cross Country

Roadrunners win nine events for Senior Day at UTSA Invitational

SAN ANTONIO — Lauren Roy swept the women's short sprints at the UTSA Invitational to highlight a haul of nine gold medals and 19 top-three finishes on a cold and damp Senior Day on Saturday at Park West Athletics Complex.
Combined with one victory and seven podium showings on Friday, the Roadrunners won 10 events and piled up 26 top-three performances during their annual home meet. The women were victorious in six events and registered 12 podium finishes, while the men tallied four golds and 14 total medals.
Roy sped to victory in the 100 meters and 200m in her home debut. The sophomore transfer from Northern Ireland opened her day on the track by cruising to a time of 11.86 seconds for a comfortable win ahead of runner-up Jada Hoffman of UTRGV (12.33). She then returned to the oval later in the afternoon to clock a 23.93 in the 200m, well ahead of second-place finisher Kallie Morrison of UIW (25.02).
Marie Duvigneau made it a UTSA sweep of the sprints on the women's side, as the senior from France circled in 56.42 to cross just ahead of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Tranasia Jones (56.90).
Alanah Yukich also joined the winner's circle by cruising to gold in the women's 400m hurdles. The senior from Australia and reigning Conference USA champion stopped the clock in 1:01.13 despite a stiff headwind down the final stretch to finish well ahead of runner-up Maia Maury of Texas A&M-Commerce (1:03.92).
The UTSA women also collected a pair of gold medals in the field, including in one of the first events of the final day. Ingeborg Gruenwald scored a close victory in the long jump with a leap of 5.78 meters (18-11.75). The Austrian actually tied with Kansas State's Shalom Olotu at that distance but claimed the win with a longer second-best jump, as the 2022 All-American reached that distance on her third and again on her final leap compared to Olotu's 5.58m effort.
Marilis Remmel picked up UTSA's first victory of the weekend with a 45.94m (150-9) measurement to claim gold in the women's javelin on Friday night.
On the men's side, Trevion McCalla put his speed on display by winning the 100m and helping the 4x100m relay to gold. The sophomore from Houston clocked a 10.73 to just beat UIW's Thomas Gignoux (10.75) and Texas State's Ashton Callahan (10.77). 
Earlier in the afternoon, McCalla ran the third leg on UTSA's victorious 4x1, joining Antony Ma, Brice Chabot and Dennis Phillips for a time of 39.94 to place ahead of second-place UIW (40.64).
Mike Roth also claimed gold in the sprints with a win in the men's 400m. The sophomore from Canada, who was the C-USA Indoor High Point Scorer last month, circled the oval in 46.96 for the top time in the 23-man field.
Meanwhile, Jemuel Miller recorded his 10th collegiate victory in the triple jump on Saturday. The All-American from Barbados skipped to a distance of 15.54m (51-0) for his fourth gold in the event this calendar year.
In other Saturday action for the men, Christiaan Le Roux and Gabriel Binion finished 2-3 in the long jump. Le Roux, an All-American from South Africa, leaped 7.09m (23-3.25) for runner-up honors, while Binion measured 7.07m (23-2.5) for the bronze.
Binion, a transfer from Australia by way of Grand Canyon, also finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 14.59m (47-10.5).
Logan Masters picked up a third-place finish in the 400m with a 48.73 clocking, while Gabriel Green was third in the 400m hurdles in 55.49.
Back on the women's side, Abby Balli earned a silver medal in the 800m after clocking a 2:18.46, while Madi Henry collected bronze in the 1,500m with a 4:54.65. 
Ayumi Kobayashi also posted a third-place finish in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.71, while Mackenzie Grimes was third in the 400m hurdles (1:04.14).
UTSA closed the meet with a runner-up performance in the 4x400m relay, as Kaylyn Landry, Sarah Bell, Amanda Esparza and Joy Baxter teamed up for a 4:07.46 clocking.
The Roadrunners will return to action next Friday-Saturday, March 24-25, at the Charles Austin Classic in San Marcos, Texas.
UTSA Invitational
Friday-Saturday, March 17-18
Park West Athletics Complex
UTSA Results
100 Meters
1. Trevion McCalla 10.73
21. (18.) Lirim Emerllahu 11.50
27. (24.) Zachary Perkins 11.54
200 Meters
4. Brice Chabot 21.60w (+2.2)
6. Antony Ma 22.01
13. Lirim Emerllahu 22.41
16. Zachary Perkins 22.80
400 Meters
1. Mike Roth 46.96
3. Logan Masters 48.73
6. Joel McFarlane 49.43
8. Noah Rhodes 49.75
800 Meters
10. (9.) Chuey Hernandez 2:00.10
11. (10.) Michael Paredes 2:00.50
17. (16.) JD Corona 2:03.21
1,500 Meters
14. Jake Smith 4:04.98
22. Idol Ramon 4:09.80
26. Dominick Landin 4:15.29
27. O.J. Ruiz 4:16.53
28. Gabe Hernandez 4:17.05
29. Landon Blankenship 4:19.25
30. JD Corona 4:19.64
5,000 Meters (Friday)
2. Caden Cunningham 15:08.69
3. Spencer Herbstritt 15:14.35
8. (7.) O.J. Ruiz 15:29.65
9. (8.) Jake Smith 15:30.43
400-Meter Hurdles
3. (2.) Gabriel Green 55.49
3,000-Meter Steeplechase (Friday)
2. Landon Blankenship 9:38.08
6. Idol Ramon 9:56.64
7. Gabe Hernandez 10:26.83
4x100-Meter Relay
1. UTSA (Antony Ma, Brice Chabot, Trevion McCalla, Dennis Phillips) 39.94
High Jump
9. Joel McFarlane 1.80m (5-10.75)
Pole Vault
8. Justin Wright 3.85m (12-7.5)
Long Jump
2. Christiaan Le Roux 7.09m (23-3.25)
3. Gabriel Binion 7.07m (23-2.5)
Triple Jump
1. Jemuel Miller 15.54m (51-0)
3. Gabriel Binion 14.59m (47-10.5)
Shot Put (Friday)
2. Paul Bouey 16.66m (54-8)
3. Michael Campbell 16.52m (54-2.5)
5. Angel Robles 16.28m (53-5)
8. Jorge Ayala 15.14m (49-8.25)
12. (11.) Joel McFarlane 12.68m (41-7.25)
- Michael Campbell FOUL
- Paul Bouey FOUL
Hammer Throw (Friday)
4. Michael Campbell 52.44m (172-0)
6. Angel Robles 43.73m (143-6)
Javelin Throw (Friday)
7. Joel McFarlane 50.04m (164-2)
8. Justin Wright 45.96m (150-9)
100 Meters
1. Lauren Roy 11.86
21. Ayumi Kobayashi 13.96
200 Meters
1. Lauren Roy 23.93
4. Geraldy Barron 25.26
400 Meters
1. Marie Duvigneau 56.42
4. Geraldy Barron 57.46
6. Ibiso David-West 59.19
13. Kaylyn Landry 1:00.97
14. Amanda Esparza 1:01.03
800 Meters
2. Abby Balli 2:18.46
9. Maddy Blair 2:25.56
11. Luzaan De Wit 2:28.27
1,500 Meters
3. Madi Henry 4:54.65
6. Chante Dixon 4:59.32
7. Savannah Lopez 5:00.06
9. Brooke Veltman 5:05.00
11. Luzaan De Wit 5:08.14
5,000 Meters (Friday)
3. Sabrina Goains 18:30.00
4. Brooke Veltman 19:14.99
- Lily Morrill DNF
100-Meter Hurdles
3. Ayumi Kobayashi 14.71
400-Meter Hurdles
1. Alanah Yukich 1:01.13
3. Mackenzie Grimes 1:04.14
4. Joy Baxter 1:06.75
7. Sarah Bell 1:07.57
4x400-Meter Relay
2. UTSA (Kaylyn Landry, Sarah Bell, Amanda Esparza, Joy Baxter) 4:07.46
High Jump
6. Sigrid Kleive 1.62m (5-3.75)
Long Jump
1. Ingeborg Gruenwald 5.78m (18-11.75)
10. Maren Wilms 5.30m (17-4.75)
Shot Put (Friday)
4. Zoe Shanklin 15.18m (49-9.75)
9. Amaya King 14.08m (46-2.5)
20. Sigrid Kleive 12.02m (39-5.25)
26. Marilis Remmel 10.23m (33-6.75)
28. Maren Wilms 9.68m (31-9.25)
- Isabella Simonelli FOUL
Hammer Throw (Friday)
7. Isabella Simonelli 51.75m (169-9)
10. Acacia Astwood 47.38m (155-5)
12. Zoe Shanklin 41.56m (136-8)
Javelin Throw (Friday)
1. Marilis Remmel 45.94m (150-9)
4. Sigrid Kleive 43.37m (142-3)
11. Maren Wilms 29.68m (97-4)