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Track teams earn multiple event titles as outdoor season winds down

The South Plains College men’s and women’s track and field teams continue to rack up event titles with only two meets left in the regular season.

Elite decathlete Asani Hylton competed in the 92nd Kansas Relays, presented by RCB Bank at Roch Chalk Park, held on April 17 – April 20 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Hylton took the top spot with 6,548 points after two days of competition in the men’s decathlon. Logan Lamb of Baker University placed second with 6,078 points, and Phil Elliott of North Western Missouri placed third with 5,777 points.

In the first day of competition, Hylton placed first in shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 5.21 inches, adding 571 points. He placed fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.43, tacking on 767 points, and recorded a second-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 22 feet, 1 inch, adding 750 more points. He placed first in the high jump, clearing the bar at 6 feet, 9 inches and accumulating 859 points. He placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.87, adding 687 points.   

The next day Hylton placed second in the 110-meter hurdles, crossing the line at 15.66, and tacking on 772 points. He also placed second in discus with a throw of 102 feet, tallying 486 points. In the pole vault competition, Hylton placed second after clearing the bar at 12 feet, 5.5 inches, collecting 562 points. Hylton capped off the decathlon by placing second in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:06.78, racking up 521 points.

The track teams competed in the Ross Black Invitational held on April 12 and April 13 at the Ross Black Field of Champions in Hobbs, New Mexico.

The teams grabbed six event titles during the first day of the event. However, they did not compete on the second day, due to inclement weather.

Freshman Scott Frazier placed first place in the men’s pole vault, clearing the bar at 13 feet, 11.25 inches. Hylton placed second in the event after clearing of 11 feet, 11.75 inches.

In the men’s hammer throw, freshman Bryce Spencer placed second with a throw of 131 feet, 5 inches. Sophomore Riley Finnegan placed first in the men’s discus with a mark of 155 feet, 9 feet, while Spencer placed third with a throw of 148 feet, 3 inches.

Three Texans swept the top three spots in the men’s long jump. Sophomore Holland Martin recorded a personal best jump of 25 feet, 11 inches, grabbing first place. Denvaughn Whymns placed second with a mark of 23 feet, 10.75 inches, while D’Juan Martin placed third with a jump of 23 feet, 8.75 inches.

In the men’s 10,000-meters, sophomore Andrew Bosquez placed first, crossing the line at 32:34.54, while freshman Alex Kitum placed second in 33:00.76. Sophomore Filmon Beyene placed first in the men’s 5,000-meters, clocking a time of 15:51.91.

Freshman Gladys Jemaiyo placed first in the women’s 10,000-meters, finishing with a time of 35:40.46. In the women’s 5,000-meters, freshman Angela Rodriguez placed fifth with a time of 19:54.75.

Sophomore Ruth Usoro placed third in the women’s long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 11 inches.

The teams also competed at the Oliver Jackson Twilight meet on the campus of Abilene Christian University, which was held on April 24. Results were not available at press time.

Track teams continue to impress at halfway mark in outdoor season

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.

Track teams open outdoor season with top performances

The South Plains College men’s and women’s track and field teams opened the outdoor season by earning multiple event titles in their first two meets.

The teams competed in the Fearless Champions Open held on March 23 on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

In the women’s 1,500-meter run, freshman Dorcus Ewoi placed first with a time of 4:44.20. Freshman Gladys Jemaiyo placed third, posting a time of 4:52.26.

Sophomore Ruth Usoro placed first in the women’s 200 meters, crossing the line at 23.46.

In the men’s 110 meter hurdles, sophomore Deion Lightfoot placed first with a time of 14.30. Not far behind was freshman Decoven Young, who placed seventh with a time of 14.74. Sophomore Brandon Letts placed third in the men’s 100-meter dash, posting a time of 10.43.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Lightfoot placed fifth with a time of 53.09. Japhet Toroitich placed first in the men’s 800 meters, crossing the finish line at 1:56.36.

In the men’s 4,000-meter run, Jesse Madrid placed first with a time of 15:26.85, while Filmon Beyene clocked a time of 15:45.06, good enough for fourth place. In the men’s 1,500-meter run, sophomore Andrew Bosquez placed second with a time of 4:00.93.

Letts, A.J. Pemberton, Adrese Atkins and Willari Watson placed second in the men’s 4×100 meter relay with a time of 40.05.

D’Juan Martin placed fourth in the men’s long jump with a leap of 23 feet, 3.25 inches. Denvaughn Whymns placed fifth with a mark of 22 feet, 7.75 inches.

In the men’s high jump, Bryson Deberry placed second, clearing the bar at 6 feet, 11 inches on his second attempt.

The teams opened the outdoor season by taking three event titles at the Wes Kittley Invitational held on March 16 on the campus of Abilene Christian University.

Bosquez placed first in the men’s 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:59.93. In the men’s 100-meter hurdles, Whymns placed first with a time of 14.39, while Lightfoot placed second with a time of 14.46.

In the men’s 100-meter dash, Willari Watson placed second, crossing the finish line at 10.71.

Alex Kitum placed third in the men’s 5,000-meter run, posting a time of 15:12.28. In the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, Madrid placed third with a time of 9:50.06.

Deberry placed first in the men’s high jump, clearing the bar at 7 feet, 1 inch on his third attempt. In the men’s hammer throw, sophomore Riley Finnegan placed second with a throw of 135 feet, 5 inches.   

Freshman Bryce Spencer placed third in the men’s javelin throw, hitting a mark of 183 feet, 7 inches.

In the women’s 1,500-meter run, Ewoi placed fourth with a time of 4:54.10. Jemaiyo placed third in the women’s 5,000-meter run, crossing the line at 17:41.86.

In the women’s 400-meters, Janiel Moore placed third with a time of 58.58. Freshman Hanah Mills placed fifth with a time of 59.48.

In the women’s javelin, freshman Akira Phillip placed fourth with a throw of 134 feet, 7 inches.