Conference USA
Track & Field/Cross Country

Adamson, Le Roux sweep long jump crowns on Saturday at C-USA Outdoor

DENTON, Texas — UTSA All-Americans Oreoluwa Adamson and Christiaan Le Roux swept the long jump crowns to highlight Saturday action for the Roadrunners at the Conference USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at UNT Track & Field Stadium.
Adamson and Le Roux both led 1-2 UTSA finishes in the long jump and completed sweeps of this year's indoor and outdoor league titles in the process, while Ingeborg Gruenwald and Dylan James earned the silver medals to help the Roadrunners on the third day of the four-day meet. 
Adamson led wire to wire in the women's long jump competition after opening with a mark of 6.16 meters (20-2.5) before recording her best jump of the day, a 6.22m (20-5) leap on her second trip down the runway. The London, England, native also measured 6.00m (19-8.25) on her fourth attempt and 6.19m (20-3.75) on her sixth and final try to secure her fifth career conference medal.
Le Roux collected his fourth career top-three conference finish with a mark of 7.63m (25-0.5), leading a group of Roadrunners that placed five in the top eight finishers, scoring 26 points in the event. The South African opened with a 7.18m (23-6.75) measurement to put himself in second place through round one before leaping to the top of the field with a 7.34m (24-1) effort on his second try. He then registered his top jump of the day before also posting marks of 7.49m (24-7), 7.48m (24-6.5) and 7.46m (24-5.75) in the final.
Gruenwald picked up her seventh career league medal with the silver in the women's long jump to help UTSA tally 18 points in the event. The Salzburg, Austria, native bounced back from a foul on her first attempt with a 6.09m (19-11.75) mark to earn a spot in the final. The two-time C-USA champion measured 5.82m (19-1.25), 6.06m (19-10.75) and 5.94m (19-6) on her final three tries.
James earned the silver in the men's long jump in dramatic fashion. The transfer from Arizona State was sitting in seventh place through the first three attempts with a top measurement of 7.17m (23-6.25). He then moved into third with a 7.25m (23-9.5) leap in round four and remained just outside the top three through the fifth round before breaking the sand at 7.49m (24-7) on his final try to move into the runner-up position.
Gabriel Binion and Jacob Jenkins finished fifth (7.29m/23-11) and sixth (7.27m/23-10.25), respectively, while Jack Turner took eighth (6.96m/22-10) a day after breaking the meet and school records in the decathlon.
Headlined by Brice Chabot's school record-setting race in the 200 meters, the Roadrunners registered 19 qualifiers for Sunday's finals on the track, 10 on the men's side and nine for the women.
On a windy afternoon, Chabot sped to a wind-legal time of 20.44 seconds to win his preliminary heat of the 200m and eclipse the previous school standard of 20.56 set by Dionte Robinson in 2015. The Smithville, Texas, native paced a trio of Roadrunners that advanced in the deuce, as Dennis Phillips clocked a wind-aided 20.78 and Trevion McCalla turned in a 20.92 for the fifth- and sixth-fastest times of the day.
Phillips led the group in the 100m earlier in the day, speeding to a 10.20 clocking that was aided by a 3.0 meters-per-second tailwind to cross first in his heat. McCalla and Chabot each clocked windy times of 10.27 to also stay advance.
Defending champion and meet record holder Bashiru Abdullahi moved on in the men's 110m hurdles, cruising to a wind-aided 13.74 for first place in his heat, while Gabriel Green also was a heat winner with a 53.59 clocking in the 400m hurdles.
Mike Roth kept his hopes alive for a sweep of the C-USA 400m titles this year, circling in 48.87 to win his preliminary heat, while Logan Masters also qualified for the final with a 47.54 clocking.
Thennelle Williams and Alanah Yukich each qualified for a pair of running finals to lead the women. 
Williams, the 2022 C-USA Freshman of the Meet, sped to a wind-illegal time of 11.17 behind a 5.2 meters-per-second tailwind to advance in the 100m. The sophomore from Jamaica also made it through in the 200m with a 23.56 clocking.
Yukich, the defending 400m hurdles champion, stayed alive in both hurdle events. The senior from Perth, Australia, clocked a wind-aided 13.60 to comfortably win her heat of the 100m hurdles before returning to the oval to cruise to the best preliminary time of the day, a 59.19 in the 400m hurdles.
A pair of Roadrunners stayed alive in the 400m, as Marie Duvigneau won her heat with a 56.02 clocking just ahead of Geraldy Barron's 57.03.
Lauren Roy crossed first in her heat of the 200m with a 23.54 to qualify for Sunday's final, while Ayumi Kobayashi and Mackenzie Grimes advanced in the 100m hurdles (13.98) and 400m hurdles (1:03.45), respectively.
In other finals action, Binion cleared 2.01m (6-7) in the men's high jump to finish fifth, Isabella Simonelli took seventh in the women's discus with a throw of 46.32m (151-11) and Landon Blankenship placed eighth in the men's 3,000m steeplechase with a 9:35.09 clocking.
The meet will conclude on Sunday with field events beginning at 10 a.m. and running events at 3 p.m.
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C-USA Outdoor Championships
May 11-14, 2023
UNT Track & Field Stadium
Denton, Texas
UTSA Results
100 Meters (prelims)
4. Dennis Phillips 10.20Qw (+3.0)
5. Trevion McCalla 10.27qw (+2.9)
7. Brice Chabot 10.27qw (+3.2)
200 Meters (prelims)
2. Brice Chabot 20.44Q
5. Dennis Phillips 20.78qw (+3.0)
6. Trevion McCalla 20.92q
400 Meters (prelims)
3. Mike Roth 48.87Q
6. Logan Masters 47.54q
12. Noah Rhodes 50.05
10,000 Meters
8. Jake Smith 33:15.36
10. Spencer Herbstritt 33:43.79
110-Meter Hurdles (prelims)
2. Bashiru Abdullahi 13.74Qw (+2.1)
400-Meter Hurdles (prelims)
3. Gabriel Green 53.59Q
3,000-Meter Steeplechase
8. Landon Blankenship 9:35.09
10. Idol Ramon 9:49.34
High Jump
5. Gabriel Binion 2.01m (6-7)
9. Dylan James 1.85m (6-0.75)
- Jack Turner NH
Long Jump
1. Christiaan Le Roux 7.63m (25-0.5)
2. Dylan James 7.49m (24-7)
5. Gabriel Binion 7.29m (23-11)
6. Jacob Jenkins 7.27m (23-10.25)
8. Jack Turner 6.96m (22-10)
11. Joel McFarlane 6.65m (21-10)
- Jemuel Miller FOUL
Discus Throw
- Michael Campbell FOUL
- Paul Bouey FOUL
Hammer Throw
9. Angel Robles 49.98m (160-8)
10. Michael Campbell 47.02m (154-3)
1. Jack Turner 8,011 — 100 Meters 10.44 (+2.9/989); Long Jump 7.67m (25-2/+2.3/977); Shot Put 12.75m (41-10/652); High Jump 1.92m (6-3.5/731); 400 Meters 48.14; 110-Meter Hurdles 14.42 (+3.3/921); Discus Throw 43.31m (142-1/732); Pole Vault 4.85m (15-11/865); Javelin Throw 50.85m (166-10/601); 1,500 Meters 4:46.25 (641)
3. Joel McFarlane 7,661 — 100 Meters 10.55 (+3.7/963); Long Jump 7.60m (24-11.25/+2.2/960); Shot Put 13.30m (43-7.75/686); High Jump 1.83m (6-0/653); 400 Meters 48.47; 110-Meter Hurdles 15.18 (+3.3/828); Discus Throw 39.72m (130-3/659); Pole Vault 4.35m (14-3.25/716); Javelin Throw 53.99m (177-1/648); 1,500 Meters 4:42.98 (662)
8. Justin Wright 5,819 — 100 Meters 11.94 (+2.9/663); Long Jump 6.64m (21-9.5/+2.5/729); Shot Put 10.48m (34-4.75/515); High Jump 1.71m (5-7.25); 400 Meters 56.03; 110-Meter Hurdles 15.49 (+3.3/791); Discus Throw 30.93m (101-5/483); Pole Vault 4.05m (13-3.5/631); Javelin Throw 45.06m (147-10/516); 1,500 Meters 5:33.85 (381)
Team Standings (through 8 events)
1. Rice 92.5
2. Charlotte 72
3. UTSA 48.5
4. UTEP 30
5. North Texas 29
6. FIU 14
7. Middle Tennessee 11
8. WKU 9
9. Louisiana Tech 5
100 Meters (prelims)
5. Thennelle Williams 11.17qw (+5.2)
10. Lauren Roy 11.55w (+2.4)
21. Leah Smith 12.17w (+3.8)
200 Meters (prelims)
4. Lauren Roy 23.54Q
7. Thennelle Williams 23.56q
400 Meters (prelims)
4. Marie Duvigneau 56.02Q
7. Geraldy Barron 57.03q
9. Ibiso David-West 57.29
13. Amanda Esparza 58.78
19. Kaylyn Landry 1:00.11
800 Meters (prelims)
16. Maddy Blair 2:21.30
18. Luzaan De Wit 2:22.57
20. Abby Balli 2:25.43
1,500 Meters (prelims)
15. Abby Balli 4:46.12
100-Meter Hurdles (prelims)
2. Alanah Yukich 13.60Qw (+2.9)
6. Ayumi Kobayashi 13.98qw (+2.5)
400-Meter Hurdles (prelims)
1. Alanah Yukich 59.19Q
8. Mackenzie Grimes 1:03.45q
10. Joy Baxter 1:04.38
14. Maren Wilms 1:08.45
3,000-Meter Steeplechase
12. Madi Henry 11:48.62
14. Savannah Lopez 12:24.45
15. Sabrina Goains 12:45.15
Long Jump
1. Oreoluwa Adamson 6.22m (20-5)
2. Ingeborg Gruenwald 6.09m (19-11.75)
19. Maren Wilms 5.35m (17-6.75)
- Sigrid Kleive FOUL
Discus Throw
7. Isabella Simonelli 46.32m (151-11)
Hammer Throw
2. Acacia Astwood 59.39m (194-10)
11. Isabella Simonelli 49.06m (160-11)
17. Zoe Shanklin 41.00m (134-6)
3. Sigrid Kleive 5,175 — 100-Meter Hurdles 14.63 (891); High Jump 1.76m (5-9.25/928); Shot Put 11.77m (38-07.5/646); 200 Meters 27.29 (688); Long Jump 5.93m (19-5.5/828); Javelin Throw 42.50m (139-5/715); 800 Meters 2:48.56 (469)
7. Maren Wilms 4,633 — 100-Meter Hurdles 15.30 (802); High Jump 1.61m (5-3.25/747); Shot Put 9.51m (31-2.5/497); 200 Meters 28.08 (625); Long Jump 5.61m (18-5/732); Javelin Throw 28.90m (94-9/456); 800 Meters 2:23.72 (774)
Team Standings (through 6 events)
1. Rice 55
2. Charlotte 50
3. UTSA 36
4. FIU 27
4. Middle Tennessee 27
6. North Texas 11
6. UAB 11
8. Florida Atlantic 5
8. WKU 5
10. UTEP 4
11. Louisiana Tech 3