Carter Cukerstein, 200m: 21.25 (PR) | Finished 5th overall
Race Analysis- Had a very solid start, got around the first bend and ran the straight away very well. Pulled up just a little before the line and cost him winning the heat. Solid sprint.
Josh Bour, 200m: 21.17 (PR) | Finished 3rd overall
Race Analysis- Very solid start, got off the first bend and straight away very smoothly. Ran through the line before coming up.
Amanda Obijiaku, 200m: 24.65
Race Analysis- Good out of the blocks. Hit a wall around 60m compared to the competition. Solid up till the last straight away, seemed like she knew she was gonna finish last and cruised to the finish.
Lilan Henderson, 200m: 25.05 (PR) |
Race Analysis- Little slow out of the blocks, but quick up and going. Needed to come down off the final bank harder to help her finish, but she got a PR! So solid race!
Mikayla Hayes, 200M: 23.91 (PR) |
Race Analysis- Came out of the blocks like her feet were on fire! Solid, solid performance on that 200m. Made up the stagger basically off the blocks, built a huge lead before the bank, and finished hard. Very well deserved PR!
Eva Kubickova, 200m: 24.26 |
Race Analysis- Little on the slow side out of the blocks, but when she got out of them… wow. Needs a bit more sprint endurance as she hit her wall at the bank. But what an amazing start to her college career!
Jaylen Barringer, 400: 47.7
Race Analysis- wire to wire win. Good start, good push, good positioning, very good finish.
Gage Hensey, 400m: 47.72
Race Analysis- solid run, didn’t come off the back banks as well as I like, but a 47.72 is awesome!!
Kailynn Jackson, 400m: 58.22
Race Analysis- slow out of the blocks, took a second to get going. Paced very nicely and finished well.
Kennedy Blackmon, 200m: 23.83
Race Analysis- blocks seems to be an issue today. As been a problem thus far. She ran well, nothing too much to dig into
Jada Atkinson, 200m: 24.75
Race Analysis- Block speed again. Good off the bend and straight away. Solid push through the last bend, good finish. In a really fast heat.
Anass Mghari, 800m: 1:49.74
Race Analysis- Solid start, got himself into the position he wanted right away. Kept himself in contact the entire time. 3rd lap and last bend to finish was where he had problems. Ended up straight up like a board instead of leaning forward. But the time is very good in his season progression.
Alyia Green, 400m: 57.56
Race Analysis- Solid start, blocks.. again (should be a key thing this week in practice). Good push and drive through the first 250m. Not really sure what happened if she ran out if steam or what, but the last 150m just seemed like she slowed way down. Good time.
Richard Kuykendoll, 400m: 46.31
Race Analysis- ran the smartest tactical race of anyone in the meet to this point. Couldn’t see his start due to FloTrack focusing in on another athlete. Solid push to stay with the other 2 athletes, owned lane 1 to make one of the guys to run in lane 2 for half the race. Manipulated the guy he was holding off for the best finish if anyone in this meet. Very impressive race.
Muzuri Mattar, 400m: 45.89
Race Analysis- good out of the blocks. Ran away from everyone. Technically sound when he got tired. Very, very strong run.
Zarik Brown, 400m: 46.12
Race Analysis- Good out of the blocks. He also ran away from the heat. Thing I would fix, chin to chest when he is closing. That will help him lean and get better results.
Josh Bour, 60m: 6.789
Race Analysis- Amazing out of the blocks, just absolutely what you want. Needs to work on the last 15m, outside that.. great run by him.
Lilan Henderson, 60m: 7.65
Race Analysis- Solid start out of the blocks. Same issue as Bour. Solid run.
Eva Kubickova, 60m: 7.43
Race Analysis- slower out of the box but amazing burst to make up for it!
Amanda Obijiaku, 60m: 7.67
Race Analysis- Great out of the box, and that’s about the best part for her race as she hit a wall very quickly.
Kennedy Blackmon, 60m: 7.35
Race Analysis- Great start, good burst. Picture perfect 60m run
David Warmington, 60H: 8.10
Race Analysis- Good start out of the blocks. 1st hurdle hit, was ahead on his steps resulting him hitting every single hurdle. He’s gonna want this Race back.
Josh Bour, 60m: 6.76
Race Analysis- Decent out of the blocks. Hit his burst 5m too late. Still a very good run by him.
A’lajuwan Robinson, 60m: 6.84
Race Analysis- Sloppy out if the blocks. Bad recovery. Good use of his height to recover. Clean the start and he’ll be very hard to beat
Carter Cukerstein, 60m: 6.77
Race Analysis- Very good start. Just didn’t quite have the burst to keep up in his heat. Solid run tho.
Eva Kubickova, 60m: 7 43
Race Analysis- Good start out of the blocks. Didn’t have the speed to stay in this heat but used all her stride length to do so. Soppy at thr line, but that happens when you don’t have any near you
Kennedy Blackmon, 60m: 7.36
Race Analysis- Good start out of the blocks. Her burst was there, just took a while to get going. Solid sprint.
Mikayla Hayes, 60m: 7.37
Race Analysis- Good start out of the blocks. Same as Blackmon. Has that burst.. just needs to be more explosive. Good sprint.
Jenna James, 400m: 55.26
Race Analysis- Good out if the blocks. Needs to work on that initial push for positioning. Good turnover to close the race.
Ashonti Warner, 400m: 53.76
Race Analysis- Good start out of the blocks. Very strong push in the first 200m. Strong next 100m. Only complaint was a little bit of a wall hit and hurt her finish. Outside of that, she was great!
Fernado Morales, 800m: 1:51.59
Race Analysis- Poor start, right to the back if the pack. Actually seems like a Nick Simmons type of race. Strong response. Not a bad kick. Solid run. I think he cost himself sun 1:50 with the Nick Simmons tactic.
Kailynn Jackson, 800m: 2:18.90
Race Analysis- No tactical race here. She got out hot! Strides through lap 2. Wall hit on 3rd lap. Now it’s tactical. No response to runners passing her. No kick but ran through the line. Respectable finish. She’s gonna be very good when she gets speed endurance.
4x400m Relay: 3:05.66
Lead leg: string start out of the blocks. Probably best start of the meet. Held off ASU.
2nd leg: very good handoff. Enables a good start. Commanding lane 1 like a pro. Responding like a pro to each challenge.
3rd leg: another great handoff! Caught early. Not letting the leads get away.
Anchor: good handoff. Had muck to get through. Caught the leaders. Just didn’t have enough to win the heat. But this was a VERY strong effort by OU in the 4x400m
From what I watched from the Men’s Team:
OU’s Coaching staff should be over the moon about what they saw out of this meet! Very strong performance from the men that jumped them to #18 in the polls! OU men are also sitting 4th in the Big 12 after that performance! These kids are starting to figure out they’re actually a pretty solid team. There is some promise to be one of the Top 10 teams if they can pull it all together.
From what I watched from the Women’s Team:
Now the women have some cleanup work. Yes a good showing, but left great on the blocks. They figure out the blocks. Hold in the field events and get going in the multis… they have a team. Consistency is the goal for the women’s team right now. Sitting 4th in the Region, 3rd in the Big 12, and drop Nationally to 55th. They figure out consistency, they’ll be a solid top 15 team!
Note from the meet:
I didn’t get to see the field events, so it wouldn’t be fair to them to give an analysis. But OU will be perfectly fine in field events this season.
What a heck of a visit to New Mexico for OU Track and Field! Every single one of those coaches have to be excited as this program seems to be taking big steps towards the right direction.
Wisconsin Windy City Invitational (Feb 10-11)
Clemson Tiger Paw Invitational (Feb 10-11)
Schedule of Events
Picture credit from: SoonerSports.com on their wrap-up from this meet.