The South Plains College men’s and women’s track teams captured seven event titles in their last meat, which marked the halfway point of the outdoor season.
The David Noble Relays were held on April 6 at the LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field in San Angelo.
Sophomore Bryson Deberry placed first in the men’s high jump, clearing the bar at 7 feet, 1.5 inches. In the men’s javelin throw, freshman Bryce Spencer hit a mark of 171 feet, 5 inches, placing sixth overall. Riley Finnegan placed sixth in the men’s discus throw with a mark of 163 feet, 6 inches.
In the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Jesse Madrid placed first, clocking a time of 9:41.09. Andrew Bosquez placed first in the men’s 5,000 meters with a time of 14:58.63, while Alex Kitum placed third in the event with a time of 15:18.95.
In the the men’s 400 hurdles, Moitalei Mpoke and Deion Lightfoot placed first and second, respectively. Mpoke crossed the line at 51.11, while Lightfoot posted a time of 53.67.
In the men’s 4×100 meter relay, Brandon Letts, AJ Pemberton, Adrese Atkins, and Willari Watson placed first with a time of 40.01.
In the women’s 5,000 meters, Gladys Jemaiyo placed first with a time of 17:25.78. Lynda Martinez placed first in the women’s 1,500 meters, crossing the line at 5:11.50.
In the women’s 100 meters, sophomore Ruth Usoro placed fifth after posting a time of 11.83. In the women’s 400 meters, Geordan Blanchard placed second with a time of 58.09, while Alyssa Hernandez posted a time of 1:00.35 and placed fourth.
In the women’s 800 meters, Itzel Garcia-Santos placed second, clocking a time of 2:14.97. Janiel Moore placed third in the women’s 400 hurdles with a time of 1:04.37.
In the women’s 4×100 meter relay, Usoro, Patrice Moody, Elon’a Jones, and Blanchard placed fourth, posting a time of 46.70.
The teams also competed against some top NCAA Division I athletes and some of the top teams in the country at the 92nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held on March 27 – March 30 at Mike A. Meyers Stadium in Austin.
Lightfoot placed second in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, crossing the line at 14.16. Denvaughn Whymns placed second in the qualifiers with a time of 14.05. However, he did not finish in the finals.
Bosquez placed third in the men’s 1,500 meters section B, crossing the line at 4:01.25.
Deberry placed second in the men’s high jump, clearing the bar a 7 feet, 0.25 inches.
Freshman Dorcus Ewoi finished ninth overall in the women’s 1,500 meters with a time of 4:41.52. In the women’s long jump, Usoro placed fourth with a mark of 19 feet, 10 inches.
Jemaiyo finished eighth in the women’s 5,000 meters with a time of 17:71.51.