- The UALR men's and women's track and field teams began their 2012-13 indoor
seasons at the ASU Kickoff Klassic on Sunday. UALR's day was highlighted by
taking four of the top-five spots in the men's 3,000-meter run, with Dustin Mettler taking first place
Mettler won the event in a time of 8:34.39 and was
followed by teammate Markus Pearson,
who clocked in at 8:41.53. Chris Dunbar
finished fourth in a time of 8:59.36 and Brendon
Tucker placed fifth in 9:02.16. Caleb
DeLaPaz placed 11th overall in a time of 9:28.74 to round out
the Trojans' finishers.
finished second to lead a group of four UALR finishers in the women's
3,000-meter run. Dahl collected the runner-up finish in a time of 10:21.92, and
teammate Marissa DeLaPaz placed
fourth in 10:28.74. Mackenzie Bloom
finished sixth (10:35.42) and Tori
Copeland placed 11th (11:10.51) to give UALR four finishers in
(15:25.90) and Felix Maritim
(15:28.16) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the men's 5,000-meter run.
In the throws, Jason
Belt placed third in the finals of the men's weight throw (18.07m) and
fifth in the finals of the men's shot put (14.25m). In the women's shot put, Rebekah Grissom placed third (13.05m)
and Melissa Chunn finished sixth
In the jumps, Troy
Smith collected a fourth-place finish in the finals of the men's high jump
(1.87m). Victor Shores placed 14th
in the finals of the long jump (5.99m) and went on to place sixth in the finals
of the men's triple jump (13.01m).
won the third heat of the 55-meter dash (6.68) before placing eighth in the
finals (6.69). Tachara Thomas won
the third heat of the 55-meter dash and went on to place sixth overall in the
In the men's 200-meter dash, Basil Rogers placed sixth (22.51) and Dylan Wood finished 14th (23.09).
Ebmeyer (49.47) and Casey
Lane (50.80) placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in the men's 400-meter
dash. In the women's 400-meter dash, Shanavia
Cole placed 16th (1:02.31) and Brittney Brasuell (1:03.86) placed 23rd.
Richey placed seventh overall in the finals of the men's mile
run in 4:32.52. Breanne Mitchell
placed 14th in the finals of the women's mile run in 5:55.29.
In the women's 800-meter run, Therese Moberg placed ninth (2:33.47) and Alissa Anderson placed 17th (2:43.80).
UALR have a nearly two-month break before returning to
action with the ASU Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 26.