Amosu Grabs Triple Jump Title

April 19, 2014

WALNUT, Calif. – University of Iowa track and field junior Babatunde Amosu grabbed the men’s triple jump title on the first day of competition at the Mt. SAC Relays on Friday.

Amosu recorded a personal best leap of 52-4 ¾ (15.97m) on his third attempt to grab the gold. His leap moves him into third place on the program’s all-time record list.

Khanishah Williams earned a second-place finish in the women’s high jump. The junior cleared the 5-7 (1.70m) mark on her second attempt to finish in a three-way tie for second place.

Senior Zinnia Miller earned third-place finishes in both the long jump (40-5 ½; 12.33m) and triple jump (20-3 ½; 6.18m). Miller’s triple jump mark ranks third all-time at Iowa.

Elexis Guster clocked a personal-best time in the women’s 400 meters. The freshman finished third in 53.33, the fifth-best time in program history. Sophomore MonTayla Holder recorded a personal-best in the women’s 400-meter hurdles. Her time of 59.14 earned her a fifth-place finish and ranks third all-time at Iowa.

Junior Gabe Hull earned two top-eight finishes on the evening. Hull finished fourth in the men’s shot put (57-7; 17.55m) and seventh in the discus (196-2; 59.79m). Sophomore Dakotah Goodell recorded a new personal-best in the women’s discus. Her mark of 160-8 (48.98m) is the third best toss in program history.

Junior Annemie Smith and Ashlyn Gulvas finished fourth and eighth, respectively, in the women’s hammer throw. Smith recorded a toss of 190-4 (58.01m), while Gulvas’ toss measured 186-0 (56.70m).

Mahnee Watts moved up to No. 8 on Iowa’s all-time 800 meters list. The freshman crossed the line in a personal-best time of 2:09.07 to finish 24th.

The Mt. SAC Relays resume Saturday at 11 a.m. (CT).