Track and field records team, personal bests

The Kent State men’s track and field team finished fourth at the Skyes-Sabcock Challenge Saturday, while the Kent State women’s track and field team placed seventh.

The men’s team finished with a composite score of 67 points behind host Penn State, who placed first with 125 points, second-place Michigan with 117.50 points and third-place Cornell with 72.50 points.

Senior Brent Shelby led the Flashes in the shot put, taking first in the event for the sixth time this season. His 60-7 1/4 distance was not only Shelby’s new personal best, but Kent State’s season-high as well.

Junior Ray Armstrong finished sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51:77, marking a team-best for the season. In the mile run, freshman Tony Jordanek and junior Jesse Armbruster placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Jordanek recorded a personal-best 4:12.21 and a team-best, while Armbruster’s 4:14.21 improved his record from 4:17.08.

The women’s team placed seventh in the meet with 46 points behind Penn State. Penn State finished first with 111 points, Akron took second with 82 points and Eastern Michigan placed third with 77.50 points.

Bekah Stoltz led the Flashes in the shot put, placing sixth and recording a new personal best with a distance of 44-8 3/4. Richelle Teeling placed eighth in the high jump, also setting a new personal best of 5-5.

On the track, junior Stephanie Hunt placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.07, while junior Tiffany Brenneman finished eighth in the mile and set a team-best with 5:12.21.

The Flashes return home for the Kent State Tune-Up Saturday, in which they will prepare for the Mid-American Conference Championships, scheduled to begin Feb. 24.

– Amanda Vasil