WKU Track and Field competes at Bellarmine Open

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Arthur H. Trickett-Wile

WKU Hilltoppers’ senior Katie Isenbarger clears the crossbar at the high-jump at the Lenny Lyles Invitational track and field meet Saturday, Jan. 28 of 2022 at the Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Isenbarger placed first in the event out of 27 competitors, though she had not high-jumped since her sophomore year.

Jake McMahon

WKU Track and Field took home four first place finishes on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Bellarmine Open in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The weight throw proved to be the best competition for the Hilltoppers. Freshman Alja Basic, junior Tayelor Thrasher-Walker and freshman Aitana Safont Falomir took home the top three spots in the women’s category. Basic led the pack with a fantastic throw of 18.91 meters. 

The men also had a great showing in the weight throw. Senior Brett Brannon grabbed first in the event with a score of 17.62 meters. Sophomore Kaison Barton followed right behind in second with a distance of 17.05 meters. Barton also had a great showing in the shot put as he finished second. 

The women were also able to take home a win in the high jump. Junior Grace Turner and senior Katie Isanbarger topped the event as they both had a score of 1.70 meters. Turner also placed third in the pole vault with a result of 3.53 meters. 

The men ran very well in the meet. Freshman Julian Klenner had a great time of 21.55 seconds in the 200 meters. Gabriel Dozier placed third in the 200 meters with a time of 22.20. Dozier also competed well in the 60 meter dash with a second place finish. 

The team will continue competition next weekend as they will compete in the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational Jan. 27-28 in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Sports reporter Jake McMahon can be reached at [email protected]