Vaqueros win two medals and program records on day one of WAC Indoor Athletics Championships

ALBUQUERQUE – Graduate student Aviana Goode and freshman Michael Campbell both earned silver medals for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) women’s and men’s Vaqueros track and field teams on day one of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) indoor championships on Friday at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Goode took second place in the women’s long jump with a mark of 6.00 meters, which is tied for third in program history. Campbell won a silver medal in the men’s shot put, posting a personal best of 17.14 meters – the fifth-best mark in program history.

Goode also broke her own program record in the 60-meter hurdles, running 8.68 in the preliminaries to advance to the final.

First-year student Jermarion Stewart broke a new personal best in the men’s 60-metre preliminaries, running a 6.83 to win his heat by a hair and advance to the finals. Stewart’s time is the best in program history. He also clocked the fifth-best time in program history in the 200-meter final with a 21.82, but did not advance to the final.

Second year Miguel Escamilla closed his heat in the men’s 800 meters incredibly strong, going from third place to winning the race and advancing to the final as the top qualifier. He ran in 1:53.39, which is a personal best and the fifth best time in program history.

Second year in red shirt Yashawn Hamilton also entered the history books in the men’s 60 meters at No. 3 with a personal best 6.90, but did not qualify for the final. Second year Uxia Pereira had a strong run in the women’s 60-meter hurdles, posting a personal best and fifth fastest time in program history with an 8.81, but she did not finish in the top eight to qualify.

Junior red shirt Alexandrea Hurst finished fourth in the women’s shot put with a throw of 14.76 metres.

Freshman at the Mission Veterans Memorial Alex Galvan started his heptathlon journey strong, finishing Day 1 in fifth place with 2,803 points after four events. Galvan’s efforts were highlighted with a second place finish in the shot put with a personal best 13.39 metres.

The UTRGV women’s team had eight personal bests on Friday, while the men’s team notched 10. The Vaqueros will wrap up the WAC Indoor Championships on Saturday, starting with the combined events at 10 a.m., events on the field at 11 a.m. and the race events at 3:30 p.m.

UTRGV RESULTS
COMBINED EVENTS
Heptathlon Men
– Ranking through four events

5. Alex Galvan2803 dots

Women’s Pentathlon (Final)

15. Laura Douma3000 dots

FIELD EVENTS
Women’s long jump

2. Aviana Goode6.00m
– Tied for third in program history
23. Daniella Muniz5.05m

Men’s shot put

2. Michael Campbell17.14m
– Fifth best in program history
12. Ricky Espinoza14.60m
14. Christian Hall-Gardner14.25m

Women’s shot put

4. Alexandrea Hurst14.76m
17. Esmeralda Ruiz10.06m
18. Miranda Tcheutchoua8.93m

Men’s long jump

11. Yashawn Hamilton6.86m
17. Julien Trevin6.46m

RUNNING EVENTS, PRELIMS
mile men

12. Tristan Pena4:23.65

60 meters hurdles men

16. Roel Renteria8.46

Women’s 60 meter hurdles

8. Aviana Goode8.68
– Best in program history
– Advanced to the final
13. Uxia Pereira8.81
– Fifth best in program history

400 meters men, 5 p.m.

14. Jorge Salazar49.56
20. Roel Renteria51.25

Women’s 400 meters, 5:15 p.m.

19. Elizabeth Ortiz1:00.04
25. Devon Goodwin1:01.93
27. Jasmine Tulloch1:02.27

60 meters men

4. Jermarion Stewart6.83
– Best in program history
– Advanced to the final
13. Yashawn Hamilton6.90
-Third best in program history

Men’s 800 meter race

1. Miguel Escamilla1:53.39
– Fifth best in program history
– Advanced to the final

800 meters women

14. Estrella Medellin2:24.47

men’s 200 meters

18. Jermarion Stewart21.82
– Fifth best in program history

200 meters women

38. Uxia Pereira26.37

Men’s 5000m race (final)

12. Alex Munoz15:48.47

Men’s medley relay (final)

8. Tristan Pena, Miguel Escamilla, Alex Canales, Ricardo Garcia11:04.24

Women’s medley relay (final)

ten. Estrella Medellin, Elizabeth Ortiz, Samantha González, Anahi Romo13:25.71

SATURDAY
COMBINED EVENTS
Heptathlon

60 meters hurdles, 10 a.m.

Pole Vault, 10:50 a.m.

1,000 meter race, 1:15 p.m.
Alex Galvan

FIELD EVENTS
Women’s high jump, 11 a.m.
Aviana Goode
Annelle Rodriguez

Women’s shot put, 1 p.m.
Alexandrea Hurst
Esmeralda Ruiz
Miranda Tcheutchoua

Men’s triple jump, 3:30 p.m.
Marco Guajardo
Vincent Nguyen

Men’s shot put, 3:30 p.m.

Ricardo Espinoza
Christian Hall-Gardner

RUNNING EVENTS, FINALS
Women’s 60 meter hurdles, 4:05 p.m.
Aviana Goode

Men’s 60 meters, 4:40 p.m.
Jermarion Stewart

Men’s 800 meter race
Miguel Escamilla

Men’s 3,000 meter race, 5:40 p.m.
Alex Canales
Ricardo Garcia
Alex Munoz
Tristan Pena

Women’s 3,000 meter race, 6:10 p.m.
Janie Delgado
Andrea Gallardo
Samantha González
Estrella Medellin
Anahi Romo

Men’s 4×400 meter relay, 6:40 p.m.
Jorge Salazar, Jermarion Stewart, Miguel Escamilla, Roel Renteria, Yashawn Hamilton

Women’s 4×400 meter relay, 6:45 p.m.
diamond lily, Elizabeth Ortiz, Jasmine Tulloch, Uxia Pereira, Devon Goodwin, Lauryn Asiadu

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