Valluri Earns Long Jump Win at Ripon

The Illinois Tech Men’s Track and Field team drove north to Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 3 to compete in the Ripon College Red Hawk Invite. Illinois Tech placed sixth in the meet with a score of 46.

Meet Highlights

  • Saisaketh Valluri dominated the field in the Long Jump finals, improving by 0.23m to win the event at 6.40m. The second-place finisher was 0.21m behind Valluri.
  • Joseph Yassin was the second-place finisher in the Shot Put at 13.36m. He also earned a finals appearance in the Weight Throw (fourth place, 13.47m).
  • Brandon Bortei-Doku was impressive in the 60 Meter Dash, placing seventh out of 21 participants with a time of 7.45s. Demis Thomas was not far behind, finishing eighth at 7.49s.
  • Bortei-Doku was also a finalist in the Long Jump, finishing seventh at 5.89m.
  • Thomas (10th place, 24.15s) and Brendan Batliner (14th, 24.59s) led the way in the 200 Meter Dash.
  • In the Mile, Cole Dammeier placed seventh out of 26 with a time of 4:42.41. He was also strong in the 800 Meter Run, finishing with a time of 2:07.94 and a 12th-place finish.
  • Tom Doyle clocked in just after Dammeier in the 800 Meter Run (13th place, 2:08.47).
  • In the Triple Jump, Ryan Fagan placed sixth with a mark of 12.36m. He also earned a third-place finish in the High Jump (1.75m).

Up Next

  • After a weekend off, the Scarlet Hawks will compete at the University of Chicago Margaret Bradley Invite on Saturday, February 17. The meet is set to begin at 11:30 a.m.