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Tritons continue to stand out on the track

VERMILLION, S.D. — Victoria Adu has already had quite the spring as a freshman on the Iowa Central track and field team.

That continued here Saturday as she set a new school record in the hammer throw at the University of South Dakota Early Bird.

Adu had a best of 195-11 for her record-breaking mark, with teammate Ashley Micheaux taking third.

Lee Eppie now ranks fourth in the 400, the men’s 4×100 relay of Hayden Cobbs, Eppie, Jaheem Hayles and Jerome Jessup sit seventh, Hannah Connell is eighth in the 100 and Eliot Cummings 10th in the triple jump.

Connell, the 4×100 relay, the women’s 4×100 and 4×400 relays, Lilia Alvarez in the Steeplechase and both Rosalie Fish and Chloe Lenoir in the 800 earned qualifying bids to nationals during the meeting.

“We had some standout performances this weekend,” Iowa Central head coach Jordan Burkholder said. “Victoria not only broke the school record, but also put herself third on the all-time NJCAA list. Ashley had a great weekend to move up to fourth in the NJCAA, Lee improved his standing in the list and the men’s 4×100 is now among tops in the nation.”

Jessup and Connell each won the 100, as Jessup finished in 10.56 and Connell 11.71.

The men’s 4×100 placed second, Adu was second in the hammer, Cummings was third in the triple jump and Lenoir fourth in the 800.

Fish, Micheaux (shot put and hammer) and Daqwon Wilson (110 hurdles) were all fifth with Aries Scott sixth in the 400 hurdles.

The Tritons return here Friday and Saturday for the South Dakota Challenge.

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