Cowgirls Claim Three First-Place Victories

FT. WORTH, Texas – Oklahoma State junior Zivile Siksnelyte became the eighth regional qualifier for the women's track and field team at the TCU Invitational this weekend.

OSU claimed the first three places in the triple jump, as Siksnelyte led the jumpers with a first-place finish and a personal best distance of 40'7.75" (12.39-meters).

Also in the triple jump, sophomore Moira Steyn (second-place) jumped 40'4" (12.29-meters), missing the regional qualifying standard by three centimeters. Freshman Mateja Posavec finished third with a jump of 39'6.5" (12.05-meters).

Siksnelyte then provided OSU with an impressive seventh–place performance in the long jump, marking a personal record distance of 19'2" (5.84-meters).

"Our jumpers performed well, especially in the triple jump," Cowgirl head coach Rene Sepulveda said.

In the 1,500-meter run, sophomore Eva Tomankova ran a time of 4:31.71, while senior Joanna Fedick ran a personal best time of 4:41.47. The duo finished third and eighth, respectively.

Senior Alison Erzinger improved her regional qualifying mark in the 400-meter hurdles with a first-place time of 59.03.

Sophomore Stephanie Lovely, who has consistently shown improvement in her first season of track, set a personal record time of 11:42 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Sophomore Brandi Broaddus concluded the day with a first-place finish in the javelin, throwing a personal best distance of 123'7" (37.67-meters).

The Cowgirls will continue outdoor action Thursday, April 27, at the Mean Green Twilight Invitational in Denton, Texas.