ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis’ track and field squads had a busy weekend, with athletes competing in the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azuza, California, and the Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Missouri.
It was the final tuneup for the Billikens before the Atlantic 10 Conference Outdoor Championships, which will be held May 4-5 at the UMass Track and Field Complex in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Numerous Billikens hit PRs on the weekend. In California, Ethan Erusha equaled the school record in the triple jump with a leap of 14.27 meters. In the 5,000 meters, two Billikens won their respective heats as Ben Naeger led heat six with a time of 14:32.20, and Matt Prest finished first in heat seven with a time of 14:49.95.
Ann Harlos finished in the top 10 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Bryan Clay Invitational, crossing the finish in ninth with a time of 1:01.13. Katie Wissing was eighth in the triple jump with a mark of 12.28 meters. Amanda Baker turned in a 10th-place showing in the heptathlon with 4,275 points.
There were several top-five finishes for the Billikens at the Tom Botts Invitational at Missouri. Katie Anderson placed fifth overall in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:42.30. Hannah Pierson was second in the 5,000 meters (17:28.62), while Anna Langevin and Megan Ng placed second and third, respectively, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Allyson Stanley was fourth in the high jump with a mark of 1.55 meters, while Susan D’Onofrio placed third in the triple jump with a leap of 11.70 meters.
On the men’s side, Alex Eldridge won the javelin with a heave of 51.18 meters. Lance Mueller was third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.14, while McKimmon Engelhardt placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles in 59.10. Bobby Jansen finished in a tie for fifth in the high jump with a mark of 1.90 meters.