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Women place third at NJCAA National Indoor Championship

Freshman Dorcus Ewoi was crowned the national champion in the women’s mile run, while the South Plains College women’s track and field team took home the bronze medal in the team standings at the NJCAA National Indoor Championship.

The championship meet was held March 1 and March 2 in Pittsburg, Kansas.

The Lady Texans finished with 63 team points. Barton County placed first in the team standings with 119 points, while New Mexico Junior College placed second with 103 points.

Sophomore Ruth Usoro placed fifth in the women’s 60-meter dash with a time of 7.56, adding four points for the Lady Texans. Usoro also placed second in the women’s triple jump with a jump of 41 feet, 0.25 inches, garnering eight more points.

Ewoi captured the national championship in the women’s mile run with a time of 5:03.16. Freshman Gladys Jemaiyo finished sixth with a time of 5:09.46. The two combined for 13 points in the event.

Jemaiyo and Ewoi also placed second and third, respectively, in the women’s 3,000-meter run. Jemaiyo crossed the line at 10:11.58, while Ewoi finished with a time of 10:12.79.

Jemaiyo placed third in the women’s 5,000-meter run, clocking a time of 17:16.70.   

In the 4×800 meter relay, Itzel Garcia-Santos, Nyia Sena, Angela Rodriguez, and Lynda Martinez finished fourth with a time of 9:36.25. In the women’s 4×400 meter relay, Janiel Moore, Patrice Moody, Hanah Mills, and Elon’a Jones added three more points with a time of 3:58.34.

The Texans placed fifth in the team standings with 53 points. Iowa Central placed first with 90.5 points, followed by Barton County (Kansas) with 80 points. Cloud County placed third with 63 points, and Coffeyville (Kansas) finished fourth with 59.5.

Deion Lightfoot added nine points for the Texans by placing third in the men’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.04. Denvaughn Whymns finished sixth in the event with a time of 8.13.

In the men’s 60-meter dash, sophomore Willari Watson finished sixth overall with a time of 6.81, adding three points.

In the men’s 6×800 meter relay, Japhet Toroitich, Ulyses Cardoza, Bosquez, and Yusuf Mohammed finished fifth with a time of 7:50.55.

In the men’s 3,000-meter run, freshman Alex Kitum finished seventh, crossing the line at 8:31.79 and earning two points.

Sophomore Bryson Deberry tacked on eight points for the Texans in the men’s high jump, placing second after clearing the bar at 7 feet, 0.50 inches. In the men’s long jump, sophomore Holland Martin placed second with a leap of 25 feet, adding eight points, while Whymns placed third in the event with a mark of 24 feet, 7.75 inches, picking up six points for the Texans.

Martin also placed second in the men’s triple jump and tacked on eight more points with a leap of 51 feet, 5.50 inches. In the men’s pole vault, freshman Rylan Olguin added four points with a fourth-place finish, clearing the bar at 14 feet, 9 inches.

Track teams earn top marks at Matador Qualifier

The South Plains College men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams closed out the regular season by winning four event titles at the Texas Tech Matador Qualifier on Feb. 15 at the Sports Performance Center on the campus of Texas Tech University.

In the men’s long jump, sophomore Holland Martin placed fist with a jump of 23 feet, 0.5 inches on his fifth attempt. Martin also placed first in the men’s triple jump with a leap of 50 feet, 5.25 inches.

In the men’s high jump, sophomore Byrson Deberry placed second, clearing the bar at 6 feet, 9.75 inches, while sophomore Asani Hylton placed third after clearing 6 feet, 9.25 inches.

Sophomore Deion Lightfoot placed first in the men’s 60-meter hurdles, posting a time of 8.05. Freshman Decoven Young placed third in the event with a time of 8.43.

In the men’s 3,000-meter run, freshman Alex Kitum placed second with a time of 8:54.66. Sophomore Filmon Beyene posted a time of 9:03.71, good enough for fifth place in the event. In the men’s mile run, Jesse Madrid placed second with a time of 4:32.32.

In the men’s 4×400 relays, sophomore Willari Watson, Hylton, Martin and freshman Japhet Toroitich placed third with a time of 3:20.49.

Freshman Dorcus Ewoi placed first in the women’s 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:32.88. In the women’s mile run, freshman Nyia Sena placed fifth, posting a time of 5:38.33.

In the women’s 600-meter run, sophomore Janiel Moore posted a time of 1:37.08, good enough for third place. Freshman Itzel Garcia-Santos finished eighth with a time of 1:41.13.

In the women’s 4×400 meter relay, Moore, freshman Elon’a Jones, Hanah Mills, and Garcia Santos posted a time of 3:58.79, good enough for second place.     

In the women’s long jump, Jones placed third with a jump of 18 feet, 3 inches.

The teams concluded the indoor season at the 2019 NJCAA Indoor National Championships on March 1 in Pittsburg, Kansas. Results were not available at press time.

Track teams open indoor season with noteworthy performance at Red Raider Open

The South Plains College men’s and women’s track and field teams kicked off the 2019 indoor season with multiple top-10 finishes among the 24 colleges in attendence and NCAA Division I athletes.

IMG_0211The meet was held on Jan. 18 at the Sports Performance Center on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

In the men’s 600-yard run, freshman Moitalel Mpoke placed fifth after posting a time of 1:11.22, good enough for a national qualifying mark.   

In the men’s 60-meter dash, former SPC athlete Keion Sutton placed fifth for Texas Tech with a time of 6.75. SPC sophomore Willari Watson was on his heels, placing sixth with a time of 6.76.

In the men’s 60-meter hurdles, freshman Devaughn Whymns placed sixth, posting a time of 8.09 and earning a national qualifying mark. Freshman Deion Lightfoot finished seventh with a time of 8.15, also earning a national qualifying mark.

In the men’s 3,000-meter run, sophomore Andrew Bosquez placed second, posting a time of 8:38.95, and earning a national qualifying mark. Freshman Alex Kitum also hit a national qualifying mark with a time of 8:59.30, good enough for seventh place.

Sophomore Asani Hylton placed fourth and posted a national qualifying mark in the men’s high jump, clearing the bar at 6 feet, 11 inches. Sophomore Bryson Deberry finished seventh after clearing 6 feet, 7 inches.

In the men’s long jump, sophomore Holland Martin placed fifth with a jump of 23 feet, 10 inches, good enough for a national qualifying mark. D’Juan Martin finished eighth, also earning a national qualifying mark, with a jump of 22 feet, 8.5 inches.

Markim Felix earned a national qualifying mark in the men’s shot put with a throw of 51 feet. 5.5 inches, good enough for eighth place.

In the women’s long jump, sophomore Ruth Usoro placed sixth with a jump of 19 feet, 10.75 inches, also earning a national qualifying mark.

In the women’s 3,000-meter run, freshman Lydia Martinez placed sixth, while freshman Angela Rodriguez placed seventh. Martinez posted a time of 11:28.66, and Rodriguez finished with a time of 11:32.57.

Freshmen Gladys Jemaiyo and Dorcus Ewoi placed sixth and eighth, respectively, in the women’s mile run. Jemaiyo earned a national qualifying mark with a time of 5:16.07, while Ewoi earned a national qualifying mark with a time of 5:20.51.

In the women’s 600-yard finals, Janiel Moore earned a national qualifying mark with a time of 1:28.36, finishing 13th.

The teams returned to action on Feb. 1 at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station. Results were not available at press time.