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Elle Renault wins conference title in javelin

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ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – For the second straight day a Truman Bulldog claimed a championship. Elle Renault was the winner with a conference record throw in the Javelin on Saturday as the Truman women finished fifth and the men eight at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Outdoor meet.

Renault launched the implement 138-09 feet to win the Javelin by 12 feet over Kirby Smith of McKendree. It broke the GLVC record held by Becca Kueny of Missouri S&T since 2006 by .07 meters. It was an NCAA provisional mark and a personal best. She is only the second Truman woman to win a conference title in the Javelin, joining Rebecca Nelson in 2014 as a GLVC winner.

Hannah Oberdiek earned all-conference honors with a silver medal in the Long Jump. Her second jump was her best at 18-04.25. Cierra Pulliam of Lewis was the champion with a mark of 19-04.75.

Other point scorers for Truman women were Cassidy Smestad with a sixth in the Discus, Heather Hughes with a seventh in the finals of the 400 meter dash and Marissa Gress with a seventh in the finals of the 400 meter hurdles.

Elijah Farrales had the top performance for the men. Farrales clocked 48.65 in the finals of the 400 meter dash to place on the podium at third. Teammate Eddie Barrett was in the finals as well and finished ninth with a time of 50.09.

Brice Pavey scored in a pair of events. Pavey was fourth in the 1500 meter run with a time of 3:58.45 to start the day then was fifth in the finals of the 800 with a time of 1:56.84.

Bobby Campbell earned points in his first conference meet. Campbell tossed the Discus 147-06 feet to place fifth in the event.

Sam Stewart rounded out his final meet at conference with an eighth place showing in the Javelin with a mark of 164-01 feet.

Both 4x100 meter relay teams came in fourth position.

The Truman women scored 55.5 points to finish fifth. Lewis repeated as conference champions with 174. The men scored 34.5 points as Missouri S&T claimed the men's crown with 182.5.

The Bulldogs will send a select few to last chance meets before the NCAA cuts off selections for the national championship meet later in May.

The 2019 GLVC Championships will be hosted by Truman at Stokes Stadium next May.


Courtesy of Truman State Athletics

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