MSU - Daniels Breaks Shot Put Record on Day One of Raleigh Relays

MSU - Daniels Breaks Shot Put Record on Day One of Raleigh Relays

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RALEIGH, N.C. - The Michigan State track & field kicked off the 2017 outdoor season on a positive note with broken career and school records on the first of the two-day Raleigh Relays Invitational at the Paul H. Derr Track.

Junior Katelyn Daniels picked up where she left off last outdoor season breaking her own school record in the shot put where she took second with a school-record throw of 16.40-meters (53-9¾). Her previous record was 16.06m (52-6 3/4), which she broke at the 2016 Big Ten Outdoor Championships. Daniels also garnered a first-place finish in the discus with a throw of 55.83-meters (183-2). Sophomore Asya Reynolds tabbed a 15th-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.52. Redshirt sophomore Erin McDonald led the pack in the 1500-meter run taking 16th with a time of 4:27.04.

Freshman Karrigan Smith took sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a final time of 10:30.65. Junior Kelsie Schwartz and redshirt freshman Jeralyn Poe led the pack in the 5,000-meter run taking 16th and 18th, respectively.

Freshman Amber Way, senior Alexis Wiersma and sophomore Jessica Goethels all had top-finishes in the 10,000-meter run. Way led the way with a fifth-place finish, while Wiersma and Goethels finished seventh and 13th, respectively.

On the men's side, sophomore Will Agodu led the Spartans and ran a career-best time of 14.10 in the 110-meter hurdles for a second place finish, his previous best was 14.29 last season.

The team of senior David Washington, junior Alec Wiater, freshman Savalas Morgan and sophomore Will Agodu earned a second-place finish in the 1600 sprint relay on a time of 3:24.51.

Junior Max Benoit garnered a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase crossing the finish line at 9:06.99. Sophomore Justine Kiprotich took eighth in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 3:46.22. Senior Sherod Hardt nabbed ninth place in the 5,000-meter dash with a final time of 14:01.39.

Junior Clark Ruiz recorded a career-best time of 28:52.46 in the 10,000-meter run to finish fourth. Junior Nathan Burnand raced to a time of 30:41.82.

Michigan State will resume competition tomorrow, March 25. The second day will open with the women's hammer and the men's javelin at 10 a.m., and the competition on the track will kick off at 11:45 a.m. with the 4x1500-relay.Redshirt junior Justin Pederson earned a fourth-place finish in the men's long jump with a farthest leap of 7.06-meters (23-2). Sophomore Cody Stemple took sixth in the high jump clearing a height of 2.05-meters (6-8¾).