Columbus State breaks six school records in Peach Belt Conference meet


ROME, Ga. -- Columbus State track and field athletes broke two school records on Thursday, the first day of the Peach Belt Conference championships.

CSU athletes then broke four school records Friday.

On Thursday, Xaviar Matthews set a new CSU mark in the long jump at 22-feet 9 3-4 inches. He finished third.

Moneque English set a new mark in the 10,000-meter run in 39 minutes, 38 seconds. She finished fourth.

Rayna Green (40:46) finished eighth in the 10,000.

Two CSU men also finished fourth.

CSU’s Cody Mallchok came in fourth in the men’s 10,000 with a time of 32:36. Jaccob Mobbs (32:56) was eighth.

In the women’s long jump, Ju’el Beasley finished second with a leap of 17-7.

Alice Arnold took sixth in the pole vault at 8-6.

Mallchok set a school record Friday in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:31.86, and Arnold set a new school record of 11:44.73 in the women’s side of the event.

Beasley collected a school-record 3,560 points in the women’s heptathlon. She finished in fourth in the event.

Travis Fite had a mark of 4,540 points in the men’s decathlon, good enough for seventh and a new school record.

The conference championships conclude Saturday.

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