Eastern Kentucky University track & field 2019
Courtesy EKU Athletics

The Eastern Kentucky University track and field teams recorded a pair of Ohio Valley Conference-leading performances at the WKU Hilltopper Relays over the weekend.

The men’s 4×400-meter relay team – composed of seniors Yoshua Reed and JP Ferraro, junior Nickson Rotich and freshman Bryce Favors-Charleston – threw down a conference-best time of 3:13.6 to close out the meet. That time is tops in the OVC by more than five seconds.

It is the fastest 4×4 performance at EKU in at least the last decade.

Reed also made his outdoor high jump debut at the meet, recording a leap of 6-8.75. That height is tied for No. 1 in the OVC.

Favors-Charleston ran 11.07 in the 100 meters on Saturday (No. 6 in the OVC), while sophomore Brandon Brookfield improved his pole vault to 14-5.25 (No. 3 in the OVC).

Sophomore Ashley Barr highlighted the meet for the women’s team. The native of Troy, Ohio finished third in the 800 meters with a personal best time of 2:13.0. That time currently ranks No. 3 in the conference.

Barr had never competed in the half-mile until the indoor season. She took bronze in the 800 meters at the OVC Indoor Championships in February, clocking a then personal-best 2:15.1

Fellow sophomore Quantasia Perry continued her breakout season for the women over the weekend. She finished third in the 100 meters, going sub-12 (11.98) for the first time in her collegiate career. That time puts her at No. 4 in the OVC.

The track and field teams have next weekend off before splitting between the Virginia Challenge and Kentucky Relays the weekend of April 19-20.

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Steve Fohl

Associate Director of EKUSports Communications

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