PITTSBURG — Several Pittsburg State track & field athletes shined in the Gorilla Indoor Invitational on Friday and Saturday inside the Robert W. Plaster Center.

Saturday was highlighted by Jena Black, who took first in the women’s shot put with a throw of 49 feet and 11 inches.

Blacks’ teammate Jasmine Smith placed third in the shot put with a distance of 48—03.25.

The PSU women’s 4X400 team consisting of Rhema Taylor, Kelsey Lewis, Emerson Tice and Courtney Nelson placed third overall with a time of three minutes and 46.72 seconds.

In the men’s 60-meter dash, NaRon Rollins took third, crossing the finish line at 6.75 seconds.

Courtney Nelson placed second in the 60-meter hurdles, as she closed in at 8.39 seconds.

Bo Farrow placed second in the men’s shot put, with a throw of 58—00.25.

In the women’s high jump, Emilee Iverson placed second, clearing five feet, eight inches.

In the men’s division of the high jump, Ian Duncan placed second with a leap of 6—10.25.

On Friday, the Gorillas were led by Rollins in the men’s 200-meter dash, as placed first with a time of 21.24.

Katren Rienbolt and Piper Misse placed second and third in the women’s 5000-meter run, closing in a 17:24.25 and 17:26.52 respectively.


The Gorillas will compete in the Nebraska on Friday.

 — Jordan Buckamneer is the sports editor of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at jbuckamneer@morningsun.net and follow him on Twitter @jbuckamneer.