UD Wins Nine Titles at Sol Butler Classic
Jan 19, 2019
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Despite the winter storm, University of Dubuque track and field hosted the 2019 Solomon Butler Classic on Saturday afternoon. Both the Spartan women and men finished second in the team points standings with 11 individuals recording top two finishes over 16 events.
The most exciting race of the down was in the 600m run on the men’s side. UD’s Colfay Pointer and Loras’ Patrick Mikel were neck and neck to the finish line but Pointer edged out Mikel by .002, winning the 600 in 1:19.703 and breaking one of the five facility records that were broken on Saturday. Pointer would also go on to win the 200m dash. Blaze Murfin joined Pointer on the men’s side with two victories of his own in field events. Murfin would cruise past the competition in both the weight throw and shot put with winning marks of 14.49m and 20.39m, respectively.
On the women’s side, several UD women had an impressive day beginning with freshman Ya’Mia Ailes-Primes. In her first collegiate meet, Ailes-Primes recorded two second place finishes in the 55m dash and 200m dash. In the 200m dash, she fell victim to her own teammate, Allison Beeman, who won the event in 25.79. Jenna Heimark produced two top two finishes of her own, including winning the pole vault with a best jump of 2.90m.
Top 2 Finishes
55m Dash - Ya’Mia Ailes-Primes – 2nd, 7.37s
200m Dash – Allison Beeman – 1st, 25.79
200m Dash – Ya’Mia Ailes-Primes – 2nd, 26.56
600m run – Olivia Costley – 2nd, 1:41.89
Long Jump – Alyssa Skrove – 2nd, 5.13m (16-10.0)
Weight Throw – Kelsey Betthauser – 1st, 17.42m, 57-02.00
Shot Put – Kayla Slowick – 2nd, 12.13m (39-09.75)
Triple Jump – Jenna Heimark – 2nd, 10.83m (35-06.5)
Pole Vault – Jenna Heimark – 1st, 2.90m (9-06.25)
200m Dash – Colfay Pointer – 1st, 22.58s
600m Run – Colfay Pointer – 1st, 1:19.703s
High Jump – Kortez Pickett – 1st, 2.00m (6-06.75)
Long Jump – Maurice Cushion-Lewis – 1st, 6.82m (22-04.50)
Triple Jump – Jeremiah Steed – 2nd, 13.49m (44-03.25)
Shot Put – Blaze Murfin – 1st, 17.49m (57-04.75)
Weight Throw – Blaze Murfin – 1st, 20.39m (66-10.75)
Due to the weather, several teams withdrew leaving just the three local universities to compete.
Women’s Team Standings
1. Loras – 63
2. UD – 54
3. Clarke – 42
Men’s Team Standings
1. Loras – 70
2. UD – 61
3. Clarke - 30