Sophomore Ellen DiPietro paced Michigan State track & field with a third-place leap in the high jump on the final day of the Pepsi Florida Relays

Meet Central | Results

GAINESVILLE, Florida – Sophomore Ellen DiPietro paced Michigan State track & field with a third-place leap in the high jump on the final day of the Pepsi Florida Relays at the Percy Beard Track, located inside James G. Pressly Stadium, on Saturday, April 2.

DiPietro, competing in her first meet since the NCAA Indoor Championships, cleared 1.73 meters on her third and final attempt. She only needed one attempt at the 1.68-meter opening height.

Junior Vinny Gjokaj turned in an eighth-place effort in the shot put. After three-consecutive fouls, Gjokaj heaved the shot 16.56 meters for his long of the day. Two of his efforts landed past the 16-meter mark. Sophomore Riley Norman finished in ninth with a tally of 16.38 meters. Three of Norman’s heaves were north of 16 meters.

Sophomore Katelyn Daniels came off her record-breaking performance in the discus on Friday night with an eighth-place finish in the women’s shot put. Daniel’s progressively got better through the opening round, recorded a 16.01-meter mark on her third attempt.

In the pole vault, the Spartans notched a pair of top-15 performances. Senior Jaime Salisbury finished in a tie for seventh, clearing 5.00 meters. Sophomore Noah Gary made quick work of the opening 4.85-meter opening height before being knocked out at 5.00 meters to tie for 14th.

Freshman Cody Stemple just missed a top-15 finish in the men’s high jump, clearing 2.01 meters on his third and final attempt at the height for 16th.

MSU’s weekend concluded in the 4×200-meter relay. The women’s team of freshman Taylor Hopp, sophomore Cierra Pryor, freshman Autumn Robinson and senior Janae Hill combined for a time of 1:38.95 to take 18th. Sophomore Antonio Clark, senior David Washington, sophomore Alex Waiter and freshman Brady Bastien raced to a 21st-place finish in the men’s 4×200 relay with a 1:27.68.

Pryor, freshman Asya Reynolds, Hopp and Hill clocked a 46.16 in the 4×100-meter relay earlier in the day. The Spartans second team in the event, comprised of Robinson, freshman Denise Spann, freshman Taylor Mullins and freshman Maya Roberts, turned in a 48.09.

Michigan State returns to the track from April 8-9 at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing.Spartan Track & Field Closes Out Florida Relays

Sophomore Ellen DiPietro paced Michigan State track & field with a third-place leap in the high jump on the final day of the Pepsi Florida Relays

Meet Central | Results

GAINESVILLE, Florida – Sophomore Ellen DiPietro paced Michigan State track & field with a third-place leap in the high jump on the final day of the Pepsi Florida Relays at the Percy Beard Track, located inside James G. Pressly Stadium, on Saturday, April 2.

DiPietro, competing in her first meet since the NCAA Indoor Championships, cleared 1.73 meters on her third and final attempt. She only needed one attempt at the 1.68-meter opening height.

Junior Vinny Gjokaj turned in an eighth-place effort in the shot put. After three-consecutive fouls, Gjokaj heaved the shot 16.56 meters for his long of the day. Two of his efforts landed past the 16-meter mark. Sophomore Riley Norman finished in ninth with a tally of 16.38 meters. Three of Norman’s heaves were north of 16 meters.

Sophomore Katelyn Daniels came off her record-breaking performance in the discus on Friday night with an eighth-place finish in the women’s shot put. Daniel’s progressively got better through the opening round, recorded a 16.01-meter mark on her third attempt.

In the pole vault, the Spartans notched a pair of top-15 performances. Senior Jaime Salisbury finished in a tie for seventh, clearing 5.00 meters. Sophomore Noah Gary made quick work of the opening 4.85-meter opening height before being knocked out at 5.00 meters to tie for 14th.

Freshman Cody Stemple just missed a top-15 finish in the men’s high jump, clearing 2.01 meters on his third and final attempt at the height for 16th.

MSU’s weekend concluded in the 4×200-meter relay. The women’s team of freshman Taylor Hopp, sophomore Cierra Pryor, freshman Autumn Robinson and senior Janae Hill combined for a time of 1:38.95 to take 18th. Sophomore Antonio Clark, senior David Washington, sophomore Alex Waiter and freshman Brady Bastien raced to a 21st-place finish in the men’s 4×200 relay with a 1:27.68.

Pryor, freshman Asya Reynolds, Hopp and Hill clocked a 46.16 in the 4×100-meter relay earlier in the day. The Spartans second team in the event, comprised of Robinson, freshman Denise Spann, freshman Taylor Mullins and freshman Maya Roberts, turned in a 48.09.

Michigan State returns to the track from April 8-9 at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing.