Conference USA
Track & Field/Cross Country

Adamson, Yukich lead UTSA women third at C-USA Outdoor Championships

DENTON, Texas — Led by 20-point performances from Oreoluwa Adamson and Alanah Yukich, the UTSA women finished third at the Conference USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which wrapped up Sunday at UNT Track & Field Stadium.
Adamson swept the long and triple jump crowns, while Yukich defended her title in the 400-meter hurdles, claimed runner-up honors in the 100m hurdles and anchored the 4x400m relay to a silver medal. 
That duo helped the Roadrunners total nine podium finishes and score 111 points for a third-place showing behind Rice (187) and Charlotte (146.5). UTSA ended up 16 points ahead of UTEP (95) and 41 in front of Middle Tennessee in the 11-team race while notching its third straight and 16th all-time top-four finish at a league outdoor meet.
A day after winning the long jump crown to complete the sweep of the 2023 C-USA gold medals in that event, Adamson narrowly bested the field in the triple jump for her second victory of the weekend. The London, England, native skipped to a mark of 12.69 meters (41-7.75) to finish just one centimeter ahead of Rice's Savannah Simms, who posted a 12.68m (41-7.25) measurement. Adamson opened with a 12.63m (41-5.25) to take control of first place through round one before posting her top jump of the day on her third trip down the runway. She recorded marks of 12.45m (40-10.25), 12.58m (41-3.25) and 12.62m (41-5) in the finals en route to collecting her sixth career league medal.
Yukich made a trio of appearances on the podium on the final day of the four-day meet. The Perth, Australia, native successfully defended her 400m hurdles title by clocking a time of 57.55 seconds to finish ahead of UTEP's Loubna Benhadja (58.17). It marked her third C-USA medal in the event after winning last year in 57.93 and finishing second in 2021 with a personal best 57.00.
With their three wins this year, the Roadrunners now have 70 gold medals at conference outdoor meets.
Earlier in the afternoon, Yukich raced to a 13.65 clocking to secure the silver medal in the 100m hurdles behind only UTEP's Marissa Simpson (13.27).
Yukich later returned to the track for the final race and anchored the 4x4 to a runner-up finish. She joined Ibiso David-West, Marie Duvigneau and Geraldy Barron to clock a time of 3:41.50 for second place behind UTEP (3:38.87), giving her 10 career medals in C-USA meets.
Entering the day in third place with 36 points behind Rice (55) and Charlotte (50), Zoe Shanklin started the final day by scratching for a point in the shot put, placing eighth with a mark of 14.15m (46-5.25).
UTSA added six points in the javelin after Marilis Remmel improved her own school record with a throw of 48.82m (160-2) to finish fifth, while Sigrid Kleive — who grabbed bronze in the heptathlon on Friday — placed seventh with a toss of 44.34m (145-5). 
Kleive, a native of Norway, added a fifth-place clearance of 1.65m (5-5) in the high jump for four more points toward UTSA's team total.
The Roadrunners opened the track events with a bronze medal in the 4x100m relay. The quartet of David-West, Thennelle Williams, Barron and Lauren Roy passed the baton around the oval in 45.29 seconds, the second-fastest time in program history.
Yukich and Ayumi Kobayashi combined for 13 points in the 100m hurdles, as the latter finished fourth with a 14.00 clocking.
Williams added a sixth-place showing in the 100m after clocking an 11.59 and Mackenzie Grimes placed eighth in the 400m hurdles (1:03.77) before Roy and Williams finished fifth (24.07) and seventh (25.75), respectively, in the 200m.
The Roadrunners will return to action at the NCAA West Preliminary Round on May 24-27 in Sacramento, California.
C-USA Outdoor Championships
May 11-14, 2023
UNT Track & Field Stadium
Denton, Texas
UTSA Results
100 Meters (prelims)
5. Thennelle Williams 11.17qw (+5.2)
10. Lauren Roy 11.55w (+2.4)
21. Leah Smith 12.17w (+3.8)
100 Meters (final)
6. Thennelle Williams 11.59
200 Meters (prelims)
4. Lauren Roy 23.54Q
7. Thennelle Williams 23.56q
200 Meters (final)
5. Lauren Roy 24.07
7. Thennelle Williams 25.75
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
400 Meters (final)
6. Marie Duvigneau 55.97
7. Geraldy Barron 56.95
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
5,000 Meters
17. Madi Henry 18:08.42
29. Brooke Veltman 18:53.33
30. Sabrina Goains 18:53.75
100-Meter Hurdles (prelims)
2. Alanah Yukich 13.60Qw (+2.9)
6. Ayumi Kobayashi 13.98qw (+2.5)
100-Meter Hurdles (final)
2. Alanah Yukich 13.65
4. Ayumi Kobayashi 14.00
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
400-Meter Hurdles (final)
1. Alanah Yukich 57.55
8. Mackenzie Grimes 1:03.77
3,000-Meter Steeplechase
12. Madi Henry 11:48.62
14. Savannah Lopez 12:24.45
15. Sabrina Goains 12:45.15
4x100-Meter Relay
3. UTSA (Ibiso David-West, Thennelle Williams, Geraldy Barron, Lauren Roy) 45.29
4x400-Meter Relay
2. UTSA (Ibiso David-West, Marie Duvigneau, Geraldy Barron, Alanah Yukich) 3:41.50
High Jump
5. Sigrid Kleive 1.65m (5-5)
13. Maren Wilms 1.50m (4-11)
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
Triple Jump
1. Oreoluwa Adamson 12.69m (41-7.75)
7. Ingeborg Gruenwald 11.77m (38-7.5)
Shot Put
8. Zoe Shanklin 14.15m (46-5.25)
10. Amaya King 12.79m (41-11.5)
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)
Javelin Throw
5. Marilis Remmel 48.82m (160-2)
7. Sigrid Kleive 44.34m (145-5)
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
1. Rice 187
2. Charlotte 146.5
3. UTSA 111
4. UTEP 95
5. Middle Tennessee 70
6. FIU 59.5
7. North Texas 57
8. UAB 28
9. Florida Atlantic 25
10. WKU 24
11. Louisiana Tech 14