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Track & Field/Cross Country

Remmel, Blankenship headline opening day of Charles Austin Classic

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Marilis Remmel remained undefeated in the women's javelin this season and Landon Blankenship collected his first collegiate win to headline action for the UTSA track & field teams on Friday at the Charles Austin Classic at the Texas State University Track & Field Complex.
Remmel led a 1-2 UTSA finish in the javelin with her third victory in as many competitions this year. The junior from Estonia posted her top throw of 45.35m (148-9) on her third attempt of the day to place just ahead of runner-up Sigrid Kleive, who tossed the implement to a distance of 43.81m (143-8). She also won the event at the Longhorn Invitational on March 4 with a season-best throw of 46.67m (153-1) and last Friday at the UTSA Invitational (45.94m/150-9).
Blankenship paced a 1-2-3 finish for the Roadrunners in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a career-best time. The second-year distance runner from San Antonio Stevens High School coasted to a 9:34.20 clocking to cross first in the race and better his previous PB of 10:05.27 logged at last year's Alumni Muster. Idol Ramon and Gabe Hernandez finished second (9:53.22) and third (10:20.71), respectively.
In the first event of the two-day meet, Isabella Simonelli became UTSA's No. 4 all-time performer in the hammer throw. The junior transfer from Australia measured 54.54 meters (178-11) to finish fifth in the field, while senior teammate Acacia Astwood was seventh with a 52.29m (171-6) heave.
The UTSA women placed three in the top four finishers in the 3,000m steeplechase. Madi Henry crossed in second place with an 11:26.43 clocking, while Chante Dixon and Savannah Lopez finished third (12:06.78) and fourth (12:09.79), respectively.
In her first meet since earning second-team All-America honors on March 10 at the NCAA Indoor Championships, Oreoluwa Adamson leaped to a wind-aided mark of 6.22m (20-5) to claim the bronze medal in the women's long jump.
In field-event action on the men's side, Jacob Jenkins leaped 7.37m (24-2.25) to place fourth in the men's long jump, while Michael Campbell placed fifth in the hammer with a throw of 53.74m (176-3), just ahead of Angel Robles' sixth-place toss of 50.53m (165-9)
The meet will continue on Saturday with field events beginning at 10 a.m. and running events following at 2 p.m.
Live results will be available at
Charles Austin Classic
Friday, March 24, 2023
Texas State Track & Field Complex
San Marcos, Texas
UTSA Results
3,000-Meter Steeplechase
1. Landon Blankenship 9:34.20
2. Idol Ramon 9:53.22
3. Gabe Hernandez 10:20.71
Long Jump
4. Jacob Jenkins 7.37m (24-2.25)
15. (14.) Justin Wright 6.71mw (22-0.25/+3.8)
Hammer Throw
5. (4.) Michael Campbell 53.74m (176-3)
7. (6.) Angel Robles 50.53m (165-9)
3,000-Meter Steeplechase
2. Madi Henry 11:26.43
4. (3.) Chante Dixon 12:06.78
5. (4.) Savannah Lopez 12:09.79
Long Jump
3. Oreoluwa Adamson 6.22mw (20-5/+2.5)
8. Maren Wilms 5.70m (18-8.5)
Hammer Throw
5. Isabella Simonelli 54.54m (178-11)
7. Acacia Astwood 52.29m (171-6)
14. Zoe Shanklin 43.65m (143-2)
Javelin Throw
1. Marilis Remmel 45.35m (148-9)
2. Sigrid Kleive 43.81m (143-8)