Mitchell Breaks 100m Record in Berkeley

BERKELEY, Calif. -- A'Keyla Mitchell recorded yet another record-setting performance, this time in the 100-meter dash to headline a dominant showing by K-State Track and Field at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge in Berkeley, California. Squaring off against California, UTEP and Utah State in a scored competition, the Wildcat women finished first with 188 points and the men took second with a final tally of 143 points.

On the Track...

· A'Keyla Mitchell continued what has been a stellar freshman campaign with her fourth record-setting performance of the year. Already with the 60-meter, 200-meter and 4x400 indoor records, Mitchell clocked 11.40 to easily best a field of five in the 100-meter dash. The race marked Mitchell's first 100m competed in this outdoor season, as she broke a 20-plus year K-State record on the track -- Latricia Joyner set the previous record of 11.51 in 1991.

For Mitchell, her latest effort adds to a long list of accolades accrued in her first full season in Purple and White. The Corpus Christi, Texas, native nabbed All-American honors in both the 200m and 4x400 during the indoor season, was voted Big 12 Outstanding Freshman of the Year and now has seven program top-10 marks across the indoor and outdoor seasons. Her record-setting time from today currently ranks No. 3 in the Big 12, tied for ninth in the Division I West Region and tied for 13th in the country.

· Mitchell's fellow freshman teammate, Terrell Smith, also had a banner day on the track, clocking the third-fastest time in school history in the 200-meter. Smith, who entered the meet with the fifth-fastest time in program history at 20.92 seconds, sped his way to first-place in 20.77 seconds in Saturday's action. The performance by Smith was the best by a Wildcat since Carlos Rodriguez set the school record at 20.72 seconds in 2013. The win also marked Smith's first of the outdoor season, as he currently ranks No. 3 in the Big 12.

· Also picking up wins on the track was Sonia Gaskin in the 800-meter and the women's 4x400 squad of Mitchell, Gaskin, Tia' Gamble and Sarah Kolmer. In the 800m, Gaskin outlasted Ena Leufroy (2:07.32) in 2:07.00 for her second victory in the event this season. Joining her on the track was Marija Stambolic, who took fourth overall in a personal best time of 2:09.44 -- the second time in her career she has ran sub-2:10.00 in the event.

The 4x400, meanwhile, capped off action for the women on the track, as Gaskin, along with Mitchell, helped the relay squad to a definitive victory, finishing the race in 3:37.23 -- nearly eight seconds better than second-place finisher, Academy of Art (3:45.08).

· Elsewhere in season-best efforts, Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye and Gamble excelled in the 100m and 400-meter hurdles, respectively. Otuonye, who most recently set a new personal best in the long jump, clocked a wind-assisted 10.58 seconds for third-place -- third-fastest by a Wildcat sprinter this season. The hurdles saw Gamble narrowly miss on a first-place finish, marking 59.21 seconds to Emma Redick's time of 59.17. Despite the narrow defeat, Gamble's time bested her previous season-high of 1:00.32, set at last weekend's Kansas Relays.

· Lastly on the track, rounding out a number of top-three finishes for the Wildcats were Christopher Campbell, the women's 4x100 and the men's relay squads. In the 400-meter, Campbell clocked 47.73 seconds to take third-place, and he also helped the 4x400 to a second-place finish in 3:11.64. The men's and women's 4x100s, both took third-place in 40.84 and 46.26 seconds, respectively.

In the Field...

· Alyx Treasure and Nate Gipson swept the women's and men's portions of the high jump. For Treasure, she cleared a season-best 1.84m/6-00.50 for first-place. The height cleared was the best by a Wildcat high jumper this season and No. 2 in the conference to date. Her teammate, Kim Williamson, took second in the event with a final mark of 1.75m/5-08.75.

On the men's side, Gipson and Zack Riley both cleared 2.15m/7-00.50 to place first and second, respectively. Gipson's mark, also an outdoor season best for the freshman, came on one less attempt than Riley, giving him his first victory in the event. With their latest efforts, both Gipson and Riley rank within the top-five of the conference.

· Dani Winters picked up her second-straight victory in the shot put, marking 16.48m/54-01 on her final attempt of the afternoon. Winters, who entered the meet coming off an outdoor personal best performance of 16.64m/54-07.25 at the Kansas Relays, is ranked third in the Big 12 in the event.

· Both Nija Collier and Megan Vanderpool made their way into the K-State top-10 in the triple jump and pole vault, respectively. In the triple jump, Collier leapt 12.49m/40-11.75 to finish runner-up to UTEP's Nickevea Wilson (12.78m/41-11.25). A freshman from Houston, Collier's latest effort moved her to No. 10 in school history -- she also set the No. 6 indoor mark of 12.76m/41-10.50 at Big 12s earlier this year. Vanderpool, meanwhile, cleared 3.65m/11-11.75 on her second attempt to finish fourth in the pole vault. Also a season-best, Vanderpool's fourth-place effort moved her into a tie for sixth-best in school history with Keara Walsh.

· Finally, also notching top-three efforts for the Wildcats were Tommy Brady in the men's pole vault and Zanri Van der Merwe in the women's long jump. Both finishing second in their respective events, Brady's (5.08m/16-08) and Van der Merwe's (5.71m/18-09) final marks were also season-bests.

Brutus Hamilton Challenge
Edwards Stadium
Berkeley, California

3: Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye, 10.58w (2.8)
11: Dane Steen, 12.95w (2.8)

1: A'Keyla Mitchell, 11.40 (1.4) -- School record

1: Terrell Smith, 20.77 (1.5) -- 3rd-fastest in school history
13: Adam Deterding, 22.92w (2.5)

5: Zanri Van der Merwe, 24.85w (3.0)
8: Jordan Matthews, 25.28w (3.0)
10: Joslyn Barnes, 26.71w (3.0)

3: Christopher Campbell, 47.73
6: Kaneil Harrison, 48.62

8: Jordan Matthews, 57.43

8: Colton Donahue, 1:53.97
10: Kain Ellis, 1:54.57

1: Sonia Gaskin, 2:07.00
4: Marija Stambolic, 2:09.44 -- Personal best

11: Kayla Doll, 4:39.02

13: Blake Goodin, 4:19.03
15: Jeff Bachman, 4:30.23

5: Adam Deterding, 14.98 (0.7)
8: Reinis Kregers, 15.25 (0.7)

6: Sarah Kolmer, 14.96 (1.3)
7: Joslyn Barnes, 15.70 (1.3)

2: Tia' Gamble, 59.21
7: Avery Loyd, 1:04.58

3: Steen-T. Smith-Harrison-Otuonye, 40.84

3: Van Der Merwe-Mitchell-Matthews-Kelly, 46.26

2: Campbell-Otuonye-Kregers-Ellis, 3:11.64

1: Gaskin-Mitchell-Gamble-Kolmer, 3:37.23

High Jump
1: Nate Gipson, 2.15m/7-00.50
2: Zack Riley, 2.15m/7-00.50

1: Alyx Treasure, 1.84m/6-00.50
2: Kim Williamson, 1.75m/5-08.75

Pole Vault
2: Tommy Brady, 5.08m/16-08

4: Megan Vanderpool, 3.65m/11-11.75 -- T-6th-best in school history

Long Jump
6: Adam Deterding, 6.54m/21-05.50 (-0.9)

2: Zanri Van der Merwe, 5.71m/18-09 (-2.0)
8: Joslyn Barnes, 4.70m/15-05 (1.0)

Triple Jump
2: Nija Collier, 12.49m/40-11.75 (0.6) -- 10th-best in school history
5: Alyssa Kelly, 12.02m/39-05.25w (2.4)

Shot Put
9: Jason Coon, 15.67m/51-05

1: Dani Winters, 16.48m/54-01
10: Sarah Kolmer, 11.42m/37-05.75

7: Reinis Kregers, 42.01m/137-10
8: Adam Deterding, 29.89m/98-01