Triton Track Recap

Triton Track Recap
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Triton Track and Field team took advantage of a date change and headed over to the 19th annual Musco Twilight meet at the University of Iowa on Thursday.  Due to a winter storm this weekend, U of Iowa bumped up the meet, allowing the Tritons to join in the action.  The Tritons had 18 top 10 finishes, including two event winners in Brian Bell's 1st place finish in the 800 meter run, where his time of 1:49.93 was the second fastest time in school history, and Eric Maymon's 1st place finish in the Pole Vault with a height of 4.65m / 15-03ft.  Other noteable performances were Marjanae Coley's 2nd place finish in the 400 meter dash (56.52), Phemelo Matlhabe's 2nd place finish in the 100 meter dash (10.45), and Travis Petersen's 3rd place finish in the Hammer throw with a distance of 57.57m / 188-10ft.  New National Qualifiers for the Tritons on Thursday were Phemelo Matlhabe in the 100m, Thomas Zor in the 400m Hurdles, and Marjanae Coley in the 400m. 
 
 
On Friday the Tritons headed down to Wichita for the K.T. Woodman Classic.  Due to weather, the meet schedule was adjusted, leaving only the Triton distance runners to compete.  11 Tritons finished in the top 10, which was highlighted by an impressive performance by Adva Cohen, a freshmen from Jerusalem, Isreal, in the women's Steeplechase.  Cohen, who ran the Steeplechase for the first time this season, crossed the finish line in 10:04.00, which was a new meet record, a stadium record, school record, NJCAA record, and an Israeli National Record. 
Other top 3 finishers for the Tritons were Winrose Chesang, who finished 3rd in the 5000 meter run (18:25.58), Marion Bartilol's 2nd place finish in the 10000 meter run (37:06.68), and Aaliyah Regg Wajid's 3rd place finish in the 3000 Steeple Chase (11:47.40).  The Tritons had four new National Qualfiers on Friday in Innocent Murwanashyaka in the Steeplechase, Cohen and Regg Wajid in the Steeplechase, Chesang and Katy Pfile in the 5000 meters, and Bartilol and Marta Lukijaniuk in the 10000 meters. 
 
 
The Tritons return to action this weekend at the University of Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kansas.