Cameron completes first indoor meet of season
For Immediate Release
December 8, 2019
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means - Sports Information Director
PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Cameron men and women's track and field teams kicked off the program's first official indoor season on Saturday at the Pittsburg State Crimson and Gold Invitational.
Like the Aggies' outdoor season last spring, both squads had a handful of middle to long distance runners competing in Saturday's meet, and on Saturday, CU had their first every entry in the pole vault. Sophomore Roman Esparza finished in 13th in the event with height of 4.28 meters.
As for the rest of the Cameron men, James Majenge had the top finish of the day, placing second in the 3000m event with a time of 8:24.90. He led a group of seven Aggies in the event that saw Jason Cousineau, Steffen Riestenpatt, and Celso Ramirez also finish in the top-10.
Chris Dunn and Eduardo Gutierrez finished in sixth and seventh in the 5000m event as both runners finished the race with times of 15:16. Additionally, Dereck Adames and Isehaq Mawi finished in the top-25 of the mile run with times below 4:40.
Newcomer Dakota McMullen finished in 46th in the 200m race and 36th in the 400m event. Mawi was the only CU runner to compete in the 800m race, finishing with a time of 2:05.30 to give him a 26th place finish.
Like the men, the Cameron women were strong in the long distance races as well. Keyanna Patterson and Taylor Esquivel finished in 11th and 12th with under 20-minute times. Vivien Chesire placed ninth in the 3000m in her first race as an Aggies.
Chesire also led a group of four CU runners in the mile event, as the Eldoret, Kenya native came in 18th with a time of 5:38.24. Violet Torres followed in 20th place while Serah Timbwol and Jessica Parnell both finished in the top-30.
Torres and Parnell also competed in the 800m race, with Torres finishing in 16th with a time of 2:30.12 and Parnell coming in 23rd. Isabelle Carwile competed in both the 200m and 400m runs, as the freshman finished in 20th with a time of 1:06.86 in the longer race and 56th in the other.
Also competing in the 200m run was Alexis Jefferson (41st, 27.53) and Bailey Sullivan (53rd, 28.61). Sullivan and Jefferson also ran in the 60m event, finishing in 40th and 50th respectively. Additionally, Shianne Taylor was CU's lone competitor in the 300m race, finishing in 22nd with a time of 45.37.
Both teams won't be back in action until the start of the new year. Cameron's next indoor meet will be on Jan. 18 at the Central Oklahoma Weilert Classic in Norman, Okla.