Albuquerque N.M. – Day one of the New Mexico Classic had sophomore Tobi Amusan absolutely thrilled as she broke the UTEP school record running 22.38 in the 200m dash.
Running in the furthest outside lane Amusan exploded out from the blocks and kept her focus all the way through the race. The record was previously held by Blessing Okagbare with a time of 23.52 (2010). Amusan is now ranked 12th in the nation. In the long jump Amusan hit a mark of 6.15m (20-2.25) in the long jump earning a first-place finish.
Florence Uwakwe notched a seventh-place finish in the 200m running a time of 23.92. Uwakwe also earned a spot in the 60m dash semifinals running a time of 7.52.
In the 60m hurdles Rebecca Oshinbanjo earned a 10th-place showing with a time of 8.69.
Lucia Makrosova competed in the pentathalon, notching fourth place overall with 3,808 points. Makrosova threw for 12.90m (42-4) in the shot put taking first place and giving her the boost she need after three events.
In the 3,000m Gladys Jerotich finished third (10:12.10) and Kayla Pallares trailed behind in 10th (10:46.81). Fayon Gonzales took home a fourth-place finish in the women’s weight throw tossing a mark of 18.33m (60-1.75).
On the men’s side, Asa Guevara ran 21.43 to earn a sixth-place showing in the 200m followed by James Bias with 21.78. Evans Kiprono (8:42.27) and Daniel Cheruiyot (8:45.25) placed fourth and fifth overall in the 3,000m run.
Austin Ondijo earned sixth place in the high jump with a mark of 1.95m (6-4.75). Brandon Moss also earned sixth place in the long jump with a leap of 7.01m (23-0).
Day two resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. MT and live results will be posted on live running results.com.