Aug. 11, 2014
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia – K-State Track and Field had several athletes continue in summer international competition with the latest group of Devin Field, Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye, Carlos Rodriguez and Alyx Treasure competing at the North America, Central America and Caribbean Under-23 Championships this past weekend. Held in Kamloops, British Columbia, the event played host to track and field’s top talent between the ages of 20 and 22 hailing from North America, Central America and the Caribbean countries.
Treasure, a native of Prince George, B.C., took home gold for the Canadian side in the high jump, finishing with a final leap of 1.85m/6-00.75. It was her second gold medal won in international competition this summer, as Treasure also took first at the Canadian Championships this past June. The Wildcat All-American bested a field that included conference rival and event runner-up Shanay Briscoe of Texas, who cleared the bar at 1.76m/5-09.25 for the United States.
Dating back to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, Treasure has now cleared a height of six feet or better in three-consecutive meets.
In the men’s long jump, Field, competing for the United States, finished second out of a field of 10 athletes. His final mark of 7.51m/24-07.75 was bested only by fellow American Braxton Drummond’s leap of 7.64m/25-00.75. Also competing in the event was Otuonye, who took ninth overall for Turks and Caicos.
And lastly, on the track, Rodriguez took ninth overall in the men’s 100 meter dash for Puerto Rico. The Wildcat sprinter narrowly missed out on qualifying for the event final as his wind-aided time of 10.49 seconds was .02 off of eighth-place finisher Juan Carl Alanis Prieto.
NACAC U23 Championship
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
9: Carlos Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, 10.49p w (2.6)
1: Alyx Treasure, Canada, 1.85m/6-00.75
2: Devin Field, United States, 7.51m/24-07.75 (1.7)
9: Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye, Turks and Caicos, 3.84m/12-07.25 (-1.2)