Hammer breaks school’s 5,000 meter record

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Senior Layne Hammer broke another record for the Oklahoma Christian University women’s track team as she finished top five in the 5,000 meter at the K.T. Woodman Classic in Wichita, KS April 15.

Hammer outpaced the previous record of 18:04.66 by nearly two seconds as she ran an 18:02.96 and placed fifth in the 46-runner event.

Freshman Lawanda Harvey took sixth in the 100-meter race at 11.71 seconds and fourth in the 200 meter in 24.39 seconds.

In the discus, sophomore Alexus Woolly threw a career-best distance of 42.45 meters to place 11th in the 24-thrower competition. Freshman Destiny Grace finished 12th out of 28 throwers in the shotput with a toss of 12.25 meters.

Junior McKenzie Stanford took fourth for the Lady Eagles in the high jump with a height of 1.63 meters.

For the men’s track team, senior Kyle Broaddrick took seventh place in the 1,500 meter out of the 69 runners with a time of 4:00.72. Junior Emory Lobley finished at 4:06.67 for 14th.

Junior Sawyer Pehkonen placed ninth in the 57-man, 400-meter race at 49.08 seconds and senior Joshua Jones took 18th in 49.88 seconds. In the 200 meters, freshman Jalen Brown placed 13th in the 63-man event with a 21.51 second run and sophomore Elijah Sherrill ended in 18th in 21.58 seconds.

Freshman Justin Stewart placed ninth in the high jump with a height of 1.97 meters and sophomore Austin Davis took ninth out of 19 jumpers in the triple jump with 12.75 meters.

Both teams will travel to Searcy, AR, to compete in the Great American Conference Championships April 20-22.

Statistics provided by the Oklahoma Christian University Sports Information office.

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