Track & Field/Cross Country

Breigan third at Texas Relays, Laur top collegian at Bobcat Invite

SAN ANTONIO – On the second day of a split-squad weekend, the UTSA track & field team turned in top-tier performances at both the 96th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and Bobcat Invitational. A pair of women’s freshmen, Ida Breigan and Edlin Laur produced in the top field event performances of the day, and the weekend so far.

The first-year long jumper from Fredrikstad, Norway, Breigan earned First Team All-America laurels in the event during the indoor season and made her outdoor debut on Friday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in the 96th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. Competing in the top section of the long jump, Breigan hit her top measurement of the day on her first pass reaching 6.48 (21-3.25) on her first pass – earning third place just behind Big 12 performers Jasmine Akins (Oklahoma) and Aaliyah Foster (Texas). With her first outdoor competition in the books, Breigan makes her first mark at No. 2 on the UTSA all-time long jump list, just .18m shy of the program record.

Following up a record-setting Thursday with a new UTSA high jump mark, Talinn, Estonia rookie Laur wrapped up the heptathlon for the Bobcat Invitational at the Texas State Track & Field Complex. Laur came out strong with a second-place 5.98m

(19-07.5) in the long jump and third-place 40.90m (134-2) in the javelin to accumulate 5,288 points and secure the top collegiate finish. That total brings her up to fourth on the UTSA all-time heptathlon list. Overall, she finished third behind club performances by former UC Santa Barbara All-American Hope Bender and Illinois State MVC Most Valuable Athlete Jordyn Bruce.

In the afternoon at the Texas Relays, the UTSA quartet of Martín Kouyoumdjian, Noah Rhodes, Nabil Tezkratt and Mike Roth were clocked at 3:10.28 in the 4x400-meter first round, advancing to Saturday’s event final after placing sixth in the prelims. Also in Austin, Christiaan Le Roux earned second place in the long jump second section, hitting 7.61m (24-11.75) on his final attempt. Notching a wind-aided personal best of 11.57 in the women’s 100-meter, Lauren Roy finished sixth in the timed trial. Gabriel Binion earned 10th place in the men’s long jump section A with a 7.45 (24-5.5) measurement. Opening the Roadrunners’ Friday events at the Texas Relays, Ayumi Kobayashi secured a wind-aided 13.47 personal best in the 100-meter hurdles to finish 16th in the opening round.

Reaching a wind-aided personal best of 11.47 seconds and tying for third in the UTSA record book, Thennelle Williams finished 24th in the women's 100-meter.

In San Marcos, senior Jabari Bennett tied for the second-place finish and the top collegiate spot in the men’s shot put section B with a toss of 15.67m (51-5.0), while classmate Zoe Shanklin was 15th in the women’s hammer throw with a distance of 43.96m (144-3).

The final day of competition at both meets is on Saturday, with UTSA set for the triple jump and 4x400-meter final at the Texas Relays, while the Roadrunners will challenge in the hammer throw, high jump and shot put at the Bobcat Invitational.