Jalen Bell qualified for three national events at the UTSA Invitational.
Jalen Bell qualified for three national events at the UTSA Invitational.

Men's Track and Field Qualifies For Nationals In Four Events at UTSA Invitational

SAN ANTONIO (March 15-16, 2024) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's track and field team performance at the University of Texas at San Antonio Invitational on Friday and Saturday included four events that qualify for nationals. The meet featured NCAA D1 schools from throughout the country.

Head Coach Patrick Torres commented, "We had a lot of good things happen especially on the sprints and hurdles side. Our relay team Jayden in the 400m hurdles and Jalen in the 100m and 200m qualified for nationals in very convincing fashion. It was just an overall good early season meet."

The men's 4x100m relay team consisting of Spencer Williams, Jesus Riefkohl Delgado, Jimmie Salas and Jalen Bell placed second and qualified for nationals with a time of 40.95.

Jayden Erikewe placed fourth in the 400m hurdles and qualified for nationals with a time of 54.13.

Jalen Bell's 100m time was 10.55 for second place and 200m time was 21.27 for third place to qualify him for nationals. His 200m time is an OLLU record.

Full results are listed below:

Event Participant Results Other
Men's Javelin Francisco Contreras 22.47m  
Men's 3k Steeplechase Robert Rios 11:04.93 3rd Place
Men's High Jump Shakeel Zahid 1.85m  
Men's Long Jump Spencer Williams 6.47m  
  De'Jon Lewis 6.96m  
Men's Triple Jump De'Jon Lewis 13.81m 3rd Place
Men's 4x100m Relay Spencer Williams, Jesus Riefkohl Delgado, Jimmie Salas, Jalen Bell 40.95 2nd Place / National A Standard
Men's 110m Hurdles Jayden Erikewe 14.95  
  William Smith 14.95  
Men's 400m Troy Stinson 50.95  
  Justin Gould 51.95  
Men's 100m Jalen Bell 10.55 2nd Place / National B Standard
  Spencer Williams  10.82  
  Jimmie Salas 10.90  
  Jesus Riefkohl Delgado 10.95  
  Jeyden Gonzales 11.01  
  Sean Lin 11.14  
  Shakeel Zahid  11.88  
Men's 800m Hendrick Ramirez 1:55.56 4th Place
  Joseph Gonzalez 1:55.72 5th Place
  Joshua Veliz 1:58.26  
  Julian Verastegui 1:58.50  
  Jose Perez 2:01.40  
  Anthony Perez 2:02.12  
  Ethan Navarro 2:02.43  
  JoseCarlos Hernandez 2:07.62  
  Jair Lopez 2:07.99  
  Hector Puente 2:08.10  
Men's 400m Hurdles Jayden Erikewe 54.13 4th Place / OLLU Record / National B Standard
  Richard Davis 54.78 5th Place
Men's 200m Jalen Bell 21.27 3rd Place/OLLU Record / National A Standard
  Jesus Riefkohl Delgado 21.73  
  Jimmie Salas 21.82  
  Cerrone Thompson 22.09  
  Jeyden Gonzales 22.14  
  Julian Verastegui 22.24  
  William Smith 22.38  
  Troy Stinson 22.50  
  Sean Lin 22.79  
  Justin Gould 22.86  
  De'Jon Lewis 23.67  
Men's 1500m Hector Puente 4:21.76  
  Vincent Garza 4:23.61  
  Sabastian Moreno 4:25.05  
Men's 4x400m Relay Ethan Navarro, Joseph Gonzalez, Matthew Fleming, Troy Stinson 3:21.00 2nd Place


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What's next

The Saints will get set for the Charles Austin Classic at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, on March 22-23.