Track teams trounce competition with outstanding performances

by STEVEN GEHEGAN//Sports Editor

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The South Plains College track and field teams continue to have outstanding performances as the season progresses.

The South Plains College track and field teams competed in the David Noble Relays on April 6 – April 8 in San Angelo.

In the 200-meter run, freshman Jordan Atkinson placed first with a time of 20.98.

In the 800-meter run, freshman Felix Kosegi placed first with a time of 1:58.05, while sophomore Omero Rodriguez placed second with a time of 1:58.75.

In the 1500-meter run, Kosegi placed first with a time of 3:58.95, while Rodriguez placed third with a time of 4:02.41.

In the 110-hurdles, freshman William Watson placed second with a time of 13.97, and freshman Mason Weh placed third with a time of 14.03.

In the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore Okeen Williams placed first with a time of 51.04, while freshman Rayan Holmes placed second with a time of 51.32. Watson placed third with a time of 52.24.

In the 3000-meter Steeplechase, sophomore Nicholas Rotich placed first with a time of 10:06.15.

In the 4 x 400-meter relay, sophomore Robert Downs, freshman Dekaryea Freeman, Holmes and Watson placed third with a time of 3:17.20.   

In the long jump, freshman Laquan Nairn placed second with a jump of 7.75 meters, and sophomore Saahir Bethea placed third with a jump of 7.61 meters.

In the women’s 100-meter run, sophomore Mauricia Prieto placed first with a time of 11.44, and freshman Omotayo Abolaji placed second with a time of 11:54.

In the 200-meter run, freshman Natassha McDonald placed third with a time of 23.95, and freshman Safia Bright placed fourth with a time of 24.17.

In the 400-meter run, sophomore Latriceia Smith placed second with a time of 57.12.

In the 5000-meter run, freshman Seselia Dala placed second with a time of 18:45.96, while freshman Caitlyn Mercer placed eighth with a time of 21:01.20.

In the 3000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Poro Gahekave placed first with a time of 11:49.33.

In the 4 x 100-meter relay, sophomore Taylor Hill, Prieto, Bright, and Obolaji placed first with a time of 45.68.

In the shot put, sophomore Kiona Bradshaw placed third with a throw of 14.56 meters.

Katelyn Clarkston placed first in the javelin with a throw of 38.52 meters.

The track and field teams also competed in the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on March 29 – April 1 in Austin.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Williams placed eighth with a time of 52.25.

In the 4 x 400-meter relay, freshman Junior Charles, Holmes, Williams, and freshman Montel Hood placed third with a time of 3:07.72

In the high jump, sophomore Kwaume McGee finished 10th with a jump of 2.05 meters.

In Section A of the long jump, Nairn placed third with a jump of 7.83 meters.

In the javelin, sophomore Adrian Williams finished 10th with a throw of 63.94 meters.

In the women’s 800-meter relay, a team of Abolaji, Bright, Hill and Prieto finished 12th with a time of 1:37.98.

In the 4 x 400-meter relay, a team of Smith, McDonald, Prieto and freshman Agnes Abrocquah finished eighth with a time of 3:42.14.

In the Sprint Medley Relay, a team of Abolaji, Hill, Bright and Smith finished 10th with a time of 4:06.07

In the long jump, sophomore Melody Korie finished eighth with a jump of 5.70 meters.

The SPC track teams competed in the University of Texas at El Paso Relays on March 25.

In the 400-meter run, Charles placed second with a time of 48.03, while Hood placed third with a time of 48.15.

In the 800-meter run, Downs placed first with a time of 1:53.58, and Freeman placed sixth with a time of 1:55.80.    

In the 5,000-meter run, Kosgei placed first with a time of 15:20.61, while Rotich placed third with a time of 16:19.25. Freshman Leobardo Michel placed seventh with a time of 17:32.52.

In the 110-meter hurdles, Watson placed first with a time of 14.22, while sophomore Robert Dunning placed second with a time of 14.32. Weh placed third with a time of 14.37.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Holmes placed first with a time of 52.54, while Watson placed second with a time of 52.81. Freshman Myles Scott placed seventh with a time of 54.71.

In the 4 x 100 Relay, a team of sophomore Roje Jackson-Chin, Williams, sophomore Derrick Monroe and Atkinson placed first with a time of 40.65.

In the 4 x 400 Relay, a team of Williams, Holmes, Hood and Charles placed first with a time of 3:13.62.

In the pole vault, freshman Jonathan Witt placed first with a jump of 3.95 meters, and freshman Collin Rodriguez placed third with a jump of 3.65 meters.

In the long jump, Nairn placed first with a jump of 7.54 meters, while freshman Derrick Monroe placed second with a jump of 7.44 meters. Freshman Patrick Johnson placed fourth with a jump of 6.24 meters.

In the shot put, freshman Mclendon Hill placed second with a time of 14.99 meters.

In the javelin, Williams placed first with a throw of 65.68 meters, while Witt placed third with a throw of 41.23 meters. Sophomore Zach Hancock placed fifth with a throw of 33.63 meters.

In the women’s 200-meter run, Prieto placed first with a time of 23.84, while Bright placed sixth with a time of 24.57.

In the women’s 400-meter run, McDonald placed second with a time of 53.60, while Smith placed ninth with a time of 57.18.

In the 5,000-meter run, Gahekave placed second with a time of 18:52.32, while Mercer placed fifth with a time of 21:39.41.   

In the 4 x 100-meter relay, a team of sophomore Joi Gill, Abrocquah, sophomore Shirley Vunatup and McDonald placed third with a time of 46.37.

In the 4 x 400-meter relay, a team of Smith, freshman Ashley Hughes, sophomore Kadrienne Sanders, and Vunatup placed third with a time of 3:56.13.

In the shot put, Bradshaw placed first with a throw of 14.05 meters.

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