Michigan State Spartan Yury Ratomski Wins 200m Dash At Jesse Owens Classic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Michigan State track & field team concluded action at the prestigious Jesse Owens Classic hosted by Ohio State on Sunday, April 24 in Columbus, Ohio. Senior Yury Ratomski highlighted the Spartans’ performance as he won the 200m dash with a season-best time of 21.34.

 

Ratomski clocked the fastest time of the event in the opening section of the 200m dash. Junior Durant Crum joined Ratomski in the event, as he placed 12th overall with a career-fastest time of 22.10.

 

Ratomski also ran strong in the 400m dash, as he clocked in at 47.62, good enough for third overall. Ratomski posted the fastest time of the second section.

 

Also placing third in her respective event was freshman Jaelynn Pryor. Pryor finished third in the 400m hurdles with a time of 59.87, her fastest time in her career. Making her Spartan debut was freshman Katherine Jamieson who finished 12th in the event with a time of 1:05.53.

 

Crum concluded personal action in the 100m dash, as he clocked in a time of 10.89 for 11th place.

 

Turning in a pair of seventh-place finishes was junior Leslie Aririguzo. In the 100m hurdles, Aririguzo clocked a season-best 13.71 while finishing the 100m dash in a season-high 11.95.

 

Sophomore Chelsea Ross joined Aririguzo in the 100m hurdles as she finished 13th with a time of 14.74.

 

Competing in the 200m dash was freshman Noriah Williams. Williams finished with a time of 25.46 for 19th overall.

 

The Spartans head into their busiest weekend of the year when members of the team will compete in three difference meets. MSU will travel to Des Moines, Iowa - site of the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships - for the Drake Relays, Philadelphia, Pa., for the Penn Relays and Hillsdale, Mich., for the Gina Relays. Action at all three locations runs from Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30

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