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Jordan Chesley ran the second-fastest 200-meters of her career, posting a 26.69 Friday at the Mountain T's Invitational.

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February 7, 2014
Joe Reinsch

Mountain T's Invitational - Friday meet results

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Although the bulk of the action at the Mountain T’s Invitational takes place Saturday, several Azusa Pacific athletes took advantage of the Friday events to post season- and career-best performances.

All three competitors in the women’s 200 meters either improved or established season-best times, and another trio in the men’s 200 meters also improved upon season-bests. In addition, junior heptathlete Tomek Czerwinski’s first four events put him within reach of breaking his own personal-best in the seven-discipline event. Through the first four events, Czerwinski sits at 2,748 points, putting him on pace to surpass his personal-best score of 4,853 points.

In the women’s 200, freshmen Kanoe Yadao (26.34) and Ayzha Aupiu (27.46) each bettered their times from the indoor season’s opening meet, while senior Jordan Chesley registered her first time in the event this season by clocking a 26.69, which was the second-fastest of her career.

The men’s 200 also featured improvements, as Ronald Douglas (22.02), Benjamin Byer (22.70) and Cory Crawford (22.77) and all improved on this year’s times while Sameer Sedam ran the long sprint his first time this season with a 23.19.

One women’s and one men’s throwing event helped get the meet started, and Danica Dobosy improved her personal-record in the shot put by nearly a foot with a toss of 36-feet, 10.5-inches. Brad Beckwith registered a season-best 51-feet, 1.75-inches in the weight throw.

The meet continues Saturday, with Azusa Pacific athletes entered into both men’s and women’s races in 60 meter hurdles, 400 meters, 800 meters, and 4x400 meter relay. Other men’s entries include the long jump and shot put, while other women’s entries are set for the pole vault and weight throw.