Dons Impress at Hornet Invite



SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Competing up North for the second consecutive week, the University of San Francisco men’s and women’s & field teams participated in the Hornet Invite, hosted by Sacramento State on Friday, Mar. 15, and Saturday, Mar. 16, at Hornet Stadium.
 
The women’s program had a successful meet, earning a sixth-place team finish in a 17-team field with 42 points, while the men secured eight points and finished in a tie for 11th.
 
Beginning on Friday evening, Grace Copeland kicked off with a strong finish in the 3000 meters, earning third-place at 9:39.68. On the men’s side, Ellis McKean made his season debut, leading the Dons in the 3000 meters, finishing in 15th place with a time of 8:35.73.
 
Lilly Gerhard kicked off Saturday in the field events, posting her best-ever throw in the shot put at 13.73 meters.
 
In the short-distance events, Sophia Priester-Veasley and Tatumn LaChapelle impressed in the 100 meters, setting new personal-best times of 12.22 and 12.41 seconds, respectively.
 
Olivia Alexandre dominated the field in the 400-meter hurdles, earning first place at 58.29 seconds and surpassing former Don Gabby Mace for the program record.
 
Making his season debut, Jacob Cann ran a solid race in the 800 meters, earning a podium spot in third place with a time of 1:51.64.
 
Natalie Hlusi continued her successful first outdoor season with the Dons as she grabbed third place in the 1500 meters and set a new personal best time of 4:22.58.
 
Reid Headrick and Daniel Abramowicz wrapped up the individual events with personal bests in the 1500 meters.
 
In the women’s 4 x 400-meter relay, Imani Wyatt, Julia Morales, Tatumn LaChapelle, and Olivia Alexandre brought home fifth place at a combined time of 3:50.01
 
RESULTS:
Men’s 800 meters
3. Jacob Cann – 1:51.64
13. Trevor Deane – 1:55.46
28. Carter Lewis – 1:58.98
 
Men’s 1500 meters
26. Ellis McKean – 3:59.43
27. Reid Headrick – 3:59.68
35. Daniel Abramowicz – 4:01.01
27. Ben Preddy – 4:01.22
52. Danny Skovron – 4:05.51
63. Joe Skovron – 4:09.70
80. Sahil Raj – 4:20.24
 
Men’s 3000 meters
15. Ellis McKean – 8:35.73
19. Danny Skovron – 8:39.43
27. Ben Preddy – 8:48.25
30. Joe Skovron – 8:50.50
31. Will Bujake – 8:51.68
43. Aaron Ruiz – 9:06.53
45. Andy Ixtabalan-Argueta – 9:08.55
49. Ryan Duncan – 9:22.71
 
Men’s 3000 Steeplechase
6. Daniel Abramowicz – 9:47.72
 
Men’s 4 x 400 Relay
19. Trevor Deane, Carter Lewis, Ed Buck, Jacob Cann – 3:35.82
 
Women’s 100 meters
34. Sophia Priester-Veasley – 12.22
44. Noa Grochowski – 12.41
46. Tatumn LaChapelle – 12.41
 
Women’s 800 meters
4. Julia Morales – 2:12.22
8. Kamilla Vanadzina – 2:13.96
 
Women’s 1500 meters
2. Natalie Hlusi – 4:22.58
6. Hannah Kehoe – 4:27.02
15. Mathilde Valadier – 4:34.57
64. Kaylee Noda – 5:02.29
 
Women’s 3000 meters
3. Grace Copeland – 9:39.68
38. Lily Mourer – 10:47.26
 
Women’s 400-meter hurdles
1. Olivia Alexandre – 58.29
 
Women’s 4 x 400 Relay
5. Imani Wyatt, Julia Morales, Tatumn LaChapelle, Olivia Alexandre – 3:50.01
 
Women’s long jump
6. Noa Grochowski – 5.65m
 
Women’s shot put
3. Lilly Gerhard – 13.73m
 
UP NEXT:
San Francisco returns to action on Friday, Mar. 22 and Saturday, Mar. 23, when it competes in the West Coast Relays at Fresno State.

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