Antrim finishes third at Emporia State Invite; Blain, Young Impress Too

Senior Allie Antrim in action in the women's 3000m Steeple Chase
Senior Allie Antrim in action in the women’s 3000m Steeple Chase

EMPORIA, Kan. — Senior Allie Antrim finished third in the women’s 3000m Steeple Chase event at the Emporia State University Invitational meet on Saturday.

Antrim, who started the season outdoor with a 12:24.55 winning performance at the Southwestern College invite in March, improved to a season’s best time of 12:01.44, which is also her second fastest time ever in the event.

“As she gets stronger she begins to get faster. We are also starting to trim down on some of the longer stuff and focusing more on the faster reps,” head coach Gary Smith said.

Also impressing at the meet were high jumper Josh Young and senior middle distance runner Austin Blain.

Young went over 2.00m in the men’s high jump, the same height cleared by seven other jumpers for the second best clearance on the day.

The winning height at the meet was 2.10m.

Blain, in the meantime, ran 1:58.88 in the men’s 800m, with freshman Erasmo Huerta III and Kody Dormire both clocking 2:06.17.

In the women’s race, freshman Sarah Sharp finished with a time of 2:32.26, while fellow newcomer Brenda Ortiz ran 2:40.92.

Elsewhere, Dashia leaped 4.97m and 10.44m in the women’s long jump and triple jump events, Shayna Daniel went 4.57m in the women’s long jump, while Shane Grate had a throw of 38.36m in the men’s Discus Throw.

“Overall this was a very productive outing for us,” Smith said. “Everyone has room to improve and usually this is the point of the season where we begin to get better.

“I certainly expect more improvement this weekend.”