Track teams prepare for outdoor national champtionships

The South Plains College men’s and women’s track and field teams will be looking to add to their list of national-qualifying marks in their preparation for the upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association Outdoor National Championship.

The track and field teams competed in the West Texas A&M Invitational on April 22 in Canyon.

The Texans finished second overall in the meet with 155 points, and the Lady Texans placed third overall with 86 points.

Mason Weh placed first overall in the men’s 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.61, while Patrick Johnson placed second with a time of 13.94. In the men’s 400-meter hurdles, Myles Scott placed fourth with a time of 53.33.

In the men’s 100-meter dash, Andre Edwards placed second with a time of 10.46. Brandon Letts and Keion Sutton placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the event. Letts finished with a time of 10.62, while Sutton posted a time of 10.71. In the men’s 200 meters, Willari Watson placed first with a time of 21.75.

In the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, Jesse Madrid placed first with a time of 10:12.17.

In the men’s 4×100-meter relay, Letts, Andre Edwards, Sutton and Willari Watson placed first with a time of 40.30. In the men’s 4×400-meter relay, Ian Gonzales, Montel Hood, Jordan Atkinson, and Dekaryea Freeman finished with a time of 3:11.34 and placed first.

In the men’s 1500 meters, freshman Andrew Bosquez placed first with a time of 4:01.20, and Filmon Beyene placed third with a time of 4:10.70.

In the men’s 400 meters, Montel Hood placed second with a time of 47.46, while Atkinson placed sixth with a time of 48.53.

 IMG_6886 In the men’s high jump, Bryson Deberry placed second, clearing the bar at 6 feet, 8.75 inches. In the men’s long jump, Holland Martin placed first with a mark of 25 feet, .75 inches. Danylo Molchanov placed fifth with a jump of 22 feet, 10 inches. Molchanov also competed in the men’s triple jump, placing second with a jump of 50 feet, 6.75 inches.

The teams also competed at the 2018 Ross Black Invitational at the Ross Black Field of Champions in Hobbs, New Mexico on April 14.

In the women’s 1,500 meters, sophomore Seselia Dala placed third with a time of 4:50.87, while sophomore Leslie Romero placed fourth with a time of 4:57.19.

In the women’s 400 meters, sophomore Natassha McDonald placed first after finishing with a time of 53.92, and Agnes Abrocquah placed fourth with a time of 55.52. In the women’s 100-meter dash, Omotayo Abolaji placed first with a time of 11.63.

In the women’s 400-meter hurdles, Janiel Moore placed third with a time of 1:02:58.

In the women’s 4×400-meter relay, Abrocquah, Ashley Hughes, McDonald, and Moore placed first with a time of 3:42.75.

In the women’s long jump, freshman Ruth Usoro placed first with a jump of 19 feet, 8 inches, while Cha’Kaylin Gilbert placed fourth with a mark of 18 feet, 5.25 inches. Usoro also placed fourth in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 39 feet, 10 inches. Gilbert placed sixth in the event with a mark of 39 feet, 7.25 inches.

In the women’s pole vault, freshman Kodee Scott earned a national-qualifying mark, clearing the bar at 10 feet, 6 inches.   

In the men’s long jump, sophomore Fabian Edoki placed first with a jump of 26 feet, 2.25 inches. Martin placed second with a leap of 24 feet, 9.25 inches, and Molchanov placed third with a mark of 23 feet, 3.25 inches. All three earned national-qualifying marks with their jumps.

Molchanov also placed first in the men’s triple jump with a mark of 49 feet, 10.5 inches, earning a national-qualifying mark with the jump.

The Texans grabbed the top three spots in the men’s pole vault. Parker Wood placed first after clearing the bar at 14 feet, 7.25 inches. Jonathan Witt placed second by clearing the bar at 13 feet, 7.25 inches, and freshman Asani Hylton place third with a mark of 12 feet, 11.75 inches. All three earned national-qualifying marks.

In the men’s 4×100-meters relays, Letts, Andre Edwards, Sutton and Willari Watson placed first with a time of 40.69, earning a national-qualifying mark. In the men’s 4×400-meter relay, Willari Watson, William Watson, Hylton and Patrick Johnson placed second with a time of 3:17.54, earning a national-qualifying mark.

In the men’s 10,000 meters, sophomore Felix Kosgei placed second with a time of 32:37.62, and Bosquez placed third with a time of 33:15.23. In the men’s 5,000 meters, Madrid placed first with a time of 16:03.59. In the men’s 1,500 meters, Gonzales placed sixth with a time of 4:13.49.

Hood earned a national-qualifying mark in the men’s 400 meters with a time of 47.21, placing third overall. In the men’s 200 meters, Hood placed sixth with a time of 22.10. Letts finished seventh with a time of 22.31.

In the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, Romero placed first with a time of 11:43.64, earning a national-qualifying mark.

In the women’s long jump, Usoro placed third with a jump of 19 feet, 1.7 inches, also earning a national-qualifying mark. Gilbert also earned a national-qualifying mark with a mark of 19 feet and placed fourth.

In the women’s 4×100-meter relay, Usoro, Patrice Moody, Abolaji and Abrocquah earned a national-qualifying mark and placed second with a time of 45.40. In the women’s 4×400-meter relay, Acacia Watson, Breah Powell, Bailey O’Connor and Bosiboro Monsongo also earned a national-qualifying mark with a second-place finish and a time of 3:53.00.

In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, Moody earned a national-qualifying mark and placed third with a time of 14.28.

In the women’s 400 meters, McDonald placed second with a time of 54.09, earning a national-qualifying mark. Abrocquah placed sixth with a time of 55.93, also earning a national-qualifying mark. In the women’s 100-meter dash, Usoro finished 10th with a time of 11.96.

Dala placed second in the women’s 10,000-meter finals with a time of 39:59.84 and earned a national-qualifying mark.

The men’s team will be looking to win their 12th consecutive NJCAA Outdoor National Championship, which will be held May 17-May 19 in El Dorado, Kansas.

Author: Kendall Rainer

Freshman at SPC from Georgetown, Texas. Photo Editor for the plainsman press

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