LONG BEACH - (Apr. 15) Nick Redlew did it again.
The day after setting the new school record in the triple jump at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif., Redlew broke the record again at the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Calif.
Grabbing the highest finish among all Redhawks in all events at a very large meet, Redlew set the new triple jump school record with a mark of 13.89 meters, and grabbed a 23rd-place finish.
After a busy weekend in Calif. competing in two meets, Redhawks showed their grit and posted personal bests.
Also in the triple jump, Jordan Kenison set a personal record with a mark of 13.64m. Kenison had previously held the school record in the event before Redlew broke it, and the fact that the record has already been broken three times is good news for the Redhawks as the marks trend upwards.
"Nick and Jordan pushed each other in the triple jump, both surpassing the previous school record," assistant coach Chad Pharis said. "Nick put out a big mark that he should continue to build on as the season continues. I expect that inner-squad battle to continue each meet they compete in."
In the sprints, the team showed some gutsy performances.
Madison Lichter built on her strong, lifetime best times from the Bryan Clay Invite and brought them to the Beach Invite, setting a new personal record in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.20.
In the 200 meter dash, Keith Beasley set a new personal record with a time of 22.64.
Finally, in the 400 meter hurdles, Caylah Lunning ran a personal best time of 25.51, close to the school record.
"The Beach Invite was a great meet for us as it confirmed a lot of what we saw at the Bryan Clay meet the day before," Pharis said. "Most everyone who competed at both meets either improved on their first day, or showed the consistency that is needed to continue to improve and compete at the level they are capable of."
Next up, the Redhawks take the weekend off before heading to Corvallis, Ore. for the OSU High Performance meet on Apr. 28-29.