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Clark Shatters School Record on Day One of C-USA Championships

Hasana Clark
Hasana Clark
Feb. 17, 2018

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Marshall track and field completed the first day of competition Saturday at the Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

The Herd earned 13 points and was led by junior Hasana Clark’s massive school record of 19.82 meters (65 feet, 0.25 inches) in the weight throw. Her record shatters her previous personal best and school record of 18.46m (60 ft. 6 in.). Clark finished third in the event and earned six points in team standings for Marshall.

Junior Reneese Batson finished fifth in the weight throw with a best throw of 18.28m (59 ft. 11.75 in.) which is a new personal best and the new second best personal record in school history. She earned four points in team standings for Marshall.

Junior Sarah Bever opened the day with a sixth place finish in the pentathlon. She earned 3578 points over the five events, earning three points in team standings for Marshall.

The Herd had four runners qualify for Sunday finals based on finishing in the top-eight of their respective event on Saturday. In the 60 meter hurdles, sophomore Safiyyah Mitchell (8.66) and freshman Taylor Robinson (8.82) qualified for the finals.



Freshman Brandy Elysee in the 200m (24.45) and senior Barkley Castro in the 800m (2:14.31) each will compete on Sunday in the finals of their respective events.

Action for the Herd on Sunday begins at noon ET with junior Sarah Bever in the high jump.



Pentathlon: Sarah Bever (6th-3578 points)

Long Jump: Lauren George (13th-5.41m/17 ft. 9 in.), Josie Raines (15th-5.39m/17 ft. 8.25 in.)

60m Hurdles Trial: Safiyyah Mitchell (8.66, qualified to finals), Taylor Robinson (8.82, qualified to finals), Hannah Carreon (10th-8.97)

60m Trial: Kayla Haywood (20th-7.73), Brandy Elysee (21st-7.74), Talor Wilkerson (29th-7.95), Naja Greer (30th-8.00)

400m Trial: Christianna Dogan (12th-57.03), Danere’a White (22nd-57.75), Breanna Hargrove (26th-58.66)

800m Trial: Barkley Castro (2:14.31, qualified to finals)

200m Trial: Brandy Elysee (24.45, qualified to finals), Naja Greer (22nd-25.52), Kayla Haywood (23rd-25.56), Talor Wilkerson (25.86)

Weight Throw: Hasana Clark (3rd-19.82m/65 ft. 0.5 in.), Reneese Batson (5th-18.28m/59 ft. 11.75 in.)

5000m Final: Adriana Cook (9th-17:43.69), HollyAnn Swann (10th-17:48.76)

DMR Final: Team of Madeline Armstrong, Andrea Chidester, Mary Eliza Zulauf, Barkley Castro (11th-12:40.00)


Sunday (All Times Eastern)

12 p.m. High Jump: Sarah Bever

2:35 p.m. 60m Hurdles Finals: Safiyyah Mitchell, Taylor Robinson

3 p.m. Pole Vault: Lauren Zaglifa

Shot Put: Ericka Budd

Triple Jump: Melany Belot, Lauren George, Denisha West

3:20 p.m. 800m: Barkley Castro

3:40 p.m. 200m: Brandy Elysee

3:50 p.m. 3000m: Adriana Cook, HollyAnn Swann

4:40 p.m. 4x400m Relay: Team of Safiyyah Mitchell, Breanna Hargrove, Brandy Elysee, Danere’a White



Follow the team on Twitter @HerdTFXC for more from the Conference USA Indoor Championships.