Track & Field’s 4x100m Relay Turns in Record-Breaking Performance Saturday
Track & Field’s 4x100m Relay Turns in Record-Breaking Performance Saturday
LINK: Watch the Record Breaking 4x100m Relay Run by Clicking Here

AUBURN, Ala. -- If one thing has been determined in the three years Brian Etelman has been the head coach of the Ball State track & field program, it's that records are going to fall.
 
It happened again Saturday in the 4x100m relay at the War Eagle Challenge hosted by Auburn, as junior Jazmin Smith, sophomore Bryeana Byrdsong, redshirt freshman Jasmine Harris and junior Peyton Stewart combined for a time of 45.28 to break the program record of 45.42 which had stood since the 2001 season.
 
Since Etelman took over the program for the 2015-16 campaign, Ball State's student-athletes have broken program records in the indoor high jump (Regan Lewis, 1.81m in 2017), the indoor weight throw (Marie Lumpkin, 18.55m in 2015), the outdoor shot put (Kelsey Walters, 14.77m in 2018) and today's effort in the 4x100m relay. The previous outdoor shot put record (14.68m) had stood since the 1991 season, the previous indoor weigh throw record (18.48m) had stood since the 2002 season, while the previous high jump record (1.77m) was set in 2000 and tied in 2002.
 
In addition, Etelman's athletes own the second-best individual marks in program history in the indoor 60m hurdles (Jazmin Smith, 8.40 in 2018) and outdoor high jump (Regan Lewis, 1.82m in 2017).
 
Ball State's time of 45.28 in the 4x100m relay is currently the second-fastest in the league this season and ranks 43rd on the NCAA Division I East Qualifying list.
 
The Cardinals also picked up an individual event win at the War Eagle Challenge, with junior Regan Lewis continuing to improve her national standing in the high jump by clearing the bar at 1.79m. The effort still leads the MAC and ranks eighth on the NCAA Division I East Qualifying list.
 
In addition to running the second leg of the record-setting 4x100m relay, Byrdsong turned in another solid performance in the 200m dash, placing 17th overall with a time of 24.11. The effort was a MAC automatic qualifying mark, but a little slower than her time of 23.79 set last weekend at the Ball State Challenge which is currently the second-fastest time in the league.

Overall, the Cardinals competed in eight events at the War Eagle Challenge hosted by Auburn and seven events at the Jesse Owens Track Classic hosted by Ohio State Saturday. Individual results for all the events can be found below.
 
The Ball State track & field program will split again next weekend, with part of the team traveling to the Penn Relays (April 26-28) and others heading to the Hillsdale College "GINA" Relays (April 26-28).
 
For the most up-to-date news on Ball State track & field, follow @BallStateSports and @BallStateTFXC.
 
Ball State Individual Results at War Eagle Invitational
100m Dash
MAC Qualifying Standard: 11.86 - School Record: 11.08 (c) by LaTasha Jenkins in 1999
17th - Peyton Stewart - 12.08
   
200m Dash
MAC Qualifying Standard: 24.29 - School Record: 22.29 by LaTasha Jenkins in 1999
17th - Bryeana Byrdsong - 24.11
   
400m Dash
MAC Qualifying Standard: 55.36 - School Record: 53.68 by Yvonne Ferguson in 2006
12th - Amber Jones - 56.20
19th - Dejah Johnson - 57.32*
25th - MaQuila Norman -58.18
  
100m Hurdles
MAC Qualifying Standard: 14.10 - School Record: 13.18 by Amber Williams in 2007
12th - Jasmine Harris -14.48
DNF - Jazmin Smith
   
400m Relay
School Record: 45.28 by Jazmin Smith, Bryeana Byrdsong, Jasmine Harris and Peyton Stewart on April 21, 2018
4th - Jazmin Smith, Bryeana Byrdsong, Jasmine Harris, Peyton Stewart - 45.28 - PROGRAM RECORD
   
1600m Relay
School Record: 3:38.05  by Jada Phelps, Angka Morris, Patricia Soman and Linise Gordon in 2001  
2nd - Dejah Johnson, MaQuila Norman, Bryeana Byrdsong, Amber Jones - 3:44.50
   
High Jump
MAC Qualifying Standard: 1.69m / 5'-6.5" - School Record: 1.84m / 6-0.5 by Bonita Harrington in 1984
1st - Regan Lewis - 1.79m
10th - Hailley Peters -1.66m
 
Shot Put
MAC Qualifying Standard: 14.74m / 48'-4.5" - School Record: 14.77m / 48-5.5 by Kelsey Walters in 2018
10th - Kelsey Walters - 14.33m
   
 
Ball State Individual Results at the Jesse Owens Track Classic
100m Dash
MAC Qualifying Standard: 11.86 - School Record: 11.08 (c) by LaTasha Jenkins in 1999
14th - Paris Carver - 12.30
   
200m Dash
MAC Qualifying Standard: 24.29 - School Record: 22.29 by LaTasha Jenkins in 1999
38th - Paris Carver - 25.79
40th - Ivy McKee - 26.25
   
400m Dash
MAC Qualifying Standard: 55.36 - School Record: 53.68 by Yvonne Ferguson in 2006
30th - Gabby Sims - 59.16
   
800m Run
MAC Qualifying Standard: 2:11.25 - School Record: 2:06.40 by Angie Stewart in 1997
23rd - Peyton Kneadler - 2:17.13
 
100m Hurdles
MAC Qualifying Standard: 14.10 - School Record: 13.18 by Amber Williams in 2007
25th - Anna-Kay West - 15.87
   
Shot Put
MAC Qualifying Standard: 14.74m / 48'-4.5" - School Record: 14.77m / 48-5.5 by Kelsey Walters in 2018
18th - Jada Caldwell - 12.88m
   
Discus
MAC Qualifying Standard: 47.40m / 155'-6" - School Record: 47.82m / 156-11 by Christy Richart in 1995
23rd - Princess Carter - 42.73m
FOUL - Adrienne Mayfield
Print Friendly Version