Plane trees sweep John Gartland Invitational to open indoor schedule for home

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State outperformed the competition at the John Gartland Invitational as the Sycamores took team wins in both the men’s and women’s divisions after the two-day event at the Indiana State Indoor Track Facility.

The Sycamores men (172) led the five-team field ahead of Eastern Illinois (138.5), SEMO (135.5), Marian (58) and Vincennes (7) in their first home game of the 2023 season. The women (188) also took the team win over the four-team field led by SEMO (157), Marian (108) and Eastern Illinois (67).

Indiana State combined 15 event wins and 35 total top 3 finishes to record the win. The Sycamores added three and five ISU indoor facility records John Gartland Invitation records to their totals over the weekend.

Event Winner

  • Eva Grace Quinlan – Pentathlon (3,340 – 9th all-time best ISU achievement list)
  • Collette wolves – Women’s 60m (7.68)
  • Iyanla Hunter – Women’s 400m (58.16)
  • Women’s 4×400 Relay – Maria Biskopstoe, Sierra long, Ayana Parchman, Iyanla Hunter (4:01.71)
  • Ryan Porter – Women’s long jump (5.67 m/18-07.25)
  • Hannah Redline – Shot put women (13.78m/45-02.50)
  • JaVaughn Moore – Men’s 400m (49.51 – John Gartland invitation record)
  • Wyatt Wyman – Men’s 600m (1:20.12 – 3rd best ISU Achievement List All-Time, ISU Indoor Facility Record, John Gartland invitation record)
  • Cael Light – Men’s mile race (4:16.58 – John Gartland invitation record)
  • jackson war – Men’s 3000m (8:24.47)
  • Collin Wald – Men’s 60-meter hurdles (8.35)
  • Men’s 4 x 400m Relay – Cameron Stevens, Trent Jones, Wyatt Wyman, Tahj Johnson (3:18.37 – ISU Indoor Facility Record, John Gartland invitation record)
  • William Staggs – Pole vault men (5.13m/16-10.00)
  • Shomari Rogers-Walton – Men’s Long Jump (7.65m/25-01.25 – 2nd Best ISU Achievement List All-Time, ISU Indoor Facility Record, John Gartland invitation record)
  • Brett Norton – Shot put men (17.52 m/57-05.75)

Top three rankings

  • Nyla Jones – Women’s 60m (7.73, 2nd)
  • Maria Biskopstoe – Women’s 400m (1:00.16, 3rd)
  • Morgan Dyer – Women’s 3000m (10:23.69, 3rd)
  • Cami Bauer – Women’s 5000m (18:58.99, 3rd)
  • Ryan Porter – 60 m hurdles women (8.80, 2nd)
  • Selena Weber – Pole vault women (3.96m/12-11.75, 2nd)
  • Brooklyn Giertz – Pole vault women (3.86m/12-08.00, 3rd)
  • Brittany Walker – women’s long jump (5.66m/18-07.00, 2nd)
  • Dominik Holz – Triple jump women (11.05m/36-03.00, 3rd)
  • Niesha Anderson – Women’s Shot Put (13.77m/45-02.25, 2nd), Women’s Weight Throw (19.54m/64-01.25, 2nd – 10th Best ISU Achievement List All-Time)
  • Chamomile Gaskin-Griffith – Pentathlon (3.229, 2nd)
  • Terrance O’Bannon – Men’s 60m (6.88, 3rd)
  • Cameron Stevens – Men’s 200m (22.37, 3rd)
  • Emerson Fayman – Men’s mile race (4:23.49, 3rd)
  • Jason Dworak – Men’s 3000m (8:27.83, 2nd)
  • Kevin slip – Men’s High Jump (2.15m, 2nd – T-5th ISU All-Time Achievement List)
  • Daniel O’Laughlin – Pole vault men (4.53m/14-10.25, 3rd)
  • Frankie YoungIII – long jump men (7.13m/23-04.75, 3rd)
  • Brett Norton – Men’s Weight Throw (19.94m/65-05.00, 3rd-5th ISU All-Time Achievement List)

Additional Indiana State Top 10 Achievement List Markers

Collette wolves was the top finisher in both the women’s 60-meter sprint heats (7.76) and finals (7.68) to lead Indiana State in the sprints. Nyla Jones finished second in both categories and finished the heats with a 7.78 before finishing second in the final with a 7.73. Emily Lowe was the best ISU finisher in the 200m with a time of 27.84 (10th). Iyanla Hunter paced three Sycamores in the top four in the 400m and was the only athlete to clock under a minute in the event (58.16).

Terrance O’Bannon had the best lead time in the men’s 60-meter dash (6.88) and followed with the same time in the final to finish third overall in the field. Daunte majors was also in the top three in heats after his 6.91 before finishing fourth with a 6.90. Cameron Stevens (10.37 p.m., 3rd) and Majors (10.43 p.m., 4th) finished among the leaders in the 200-meter dash, while JaVaughn Moore set a new competition record of 49.51 en route to victory in the 400m.

Morgan Dyer (10:23.69, 3.) and Chloe Loftus (10:28.61, 4th) finished in the top four in the women’s 3000m to highlight the ISU’s efforts in distance events. Sara Skaff was the sycamore leader in the one-mile dash (5:13.53, 5th) while Cassidy Bagby (5:15.64, 6.) and Kira Young (5:25.83, 8th) were also in the top 10. Cami Bauer rounded out the Sycamores in the distance with a top-three finish in the women’s 5000m (18:58.99).

Wyatt Wyman highlighted the men’s distance with an ISU institution record in the 600-meter dash, crossing the line in 1:20.12 while Tahj Johnson just missed the top three with a time of 1:22.18 and finished fourth. Cael Light (4:16.58, one mile) and jackson war (8:24.47, 3000 m) also added distance wins for the Sycamores Emerson Fayman (4:23.49, 2nd, a mile) and Jason Dworak (8:27.83, 2nd, 3000m) put Indiana State 1-2 in every event.

Jumps/pole vault
Kelsey Bowlds finished fourth in the women’s high jump with a height of 1.60m (5-03.00), narrowly missing out on the top three of the event. Selena Weber (3.96m/12-11.75, 2nd) led six plane trees to finish in the top seven in the women’s pole vault Brooklyn Giertz posted the ninth best result on the ISU performance list in the event after her 3.86m mark (12-08.00). Ryan Porter continued her winning streak in the women’s long jump after posting 5.67m (18-07.25) in her first attempt at the event title, ahead of teammate Brittany Walker (5.66m/18-07.00). Dominik Holz added a top three finish on her second attempt at the women’s triple jump, finishing third in the field with 11.05 m (36-03.00).

Kevin slip Almost level with SEMO’s Hatfield Jackson in the high jump when he finished second in the men’s high jump as the senior posted a new personal best of 2.15m (7-00.50). William Staggs continued his winning streak with a height of 5.13m (16-10.00) to lead the men’s pole vault field Daniel O’Laughlin (4.53m/14-10.25) added a top three finish to the field. Shomari Rogers-Walton posted the second best jump ever on the ISU Indoor Performance list after his 7.65m (25-01.25) and won the event Frankie YoungIII (7.13 m/23-04.75) finished third in his third jump of the day with the same number of points.

Hannah Redline took the win in the women’s shot put while Niesha Anderson finished second in both shot put and weight throw to highlight the women’s side of the throwing competitions.

Redlin hit 13.78m (45-02.50) on her first throw of the event, setting the standard in the event, while Anderson finished second with 13.77m (45-02.25) in her fourth attempt of the day . Josie Hapack narrowly missed the podium after her 13.04m/42-09.50 mark on her third shot put attempt. Anderson added a second place in the weight throw with a new personal best of 19.54m/64-01.25, while Hapack finished fifth with 16.59m/54-05.25.

Brett Norton led the Sycamores in the men’s shot put and claimed the win after his mark of 17.52m/57-05.75 on the third attempt. He was the only athlete to hit three throws with a range of 17 yards or more. Elijah Fur (16.41m/53-10.25, 4th) and Noah Bult (53-03.75, 5th) were also in the top five of the event. Norton added a top-three result in the men’s weight throw (19.94, 65-05.00, 3rd) and made his second podium finish of the day.


Indiana State’s team of Marai Biskopstoe took the women’s 4x400m relay title by over a full second. Sierra long, Ayana Parchmanand Iyanla Hunter led the field in 4:01.71.

The men’s team saw similar success when the ISU established a new ISU Indoor Facility Record and John Gartland Invitational record in the event as Cameron Stevens, Trent Jones, Wyatt Wymanand Tahj Johnson finished in 3:18.37.


The state of Indiana travels to Louisville, Kentucky to attend the Lenny Lyles Invitational, hosted by the University of Louisville on January 27-28.

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