Green Wave track and field heads west, takes on ULL at Louisiana Classics


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Sophomore Ryan Singer prepares for a throw. Singer and Tulane track and field will hit the road once again this weekend at the Victor Lopez Classic in Houston, Texas.

Tulane track and field hit the road this weekend at the Louisiana Classics meet at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Though the team did not have as much of a presence on the men’s side of the competition, Green Wave athletes set several personal records in the meet, and the team looks to be in shape for a high quality season.

Freshman Bridgid Selfors notched an event win for the Wave, winning the women’s 5000-meter race with a blazing 18:03.22 finish. Selfors has been a consistently high-placing finisher for the Wave in only her first year, having also finished the 3000-meter race in the American Athletic Conference’s indoor championships with a time of 10:07.22.

Rachel Maue, also a freshman, set a personal record in the women’s 1500-meter race. Maue broke the five-minute mark in the process with a time of 4:58.08.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Green Wave sophomore Brandi Hughes finished third with a time of 13.69. Hughes set a personal record in this event and in the 400-meter hurdles, in which she crossed the finish line with a time of 1:01.55.

In the triple jump, freshman Jordyn Lesh set yet another Green Wave personal record with a distance of 11.31 meters. Lesh finished sixth in the event and was only 0.79 meters away from the first place score.

Junior Rebekah Markel grabbed a second first-place win for the Wave, taking home first in the women’s pole vault. Freshman Kristina Leggas also had success in the event, finishing in second place.

The Green Wave also saw success in the long jump, as freshman Danielle Wember took home second place. Wember hit 5.61 meters on her jump in the finals, only 0.15 meters from the first-place finisher. Freshman Pauline Helm was not far behind, taking home fourth with 5.56 meters.

The Tulane men scored highly in two events during the meet, with junior Pierce Hill finishing sixth in the men’s 1500-meter race, setting a personal record in the process. Sophomore Raymond Kibet also scored highly, taking sixth-place in the men’s 200-meter race. Kibet was only 0.5 seconds away from a first-place finish in this event’s finals.

Green Wave track and field will depart once again this coming weekend, as the team heads to Houston to compete in the Victor Lopez Classic. The event, hosted by Rice University, will take place on Friday and Saturday.

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