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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.

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 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.

Jemaiyo among top performance in past two indoor track meets

The South Plains College men’s and women’s track and field teams posted top performances in their past two meets of the indoor season.

The Texans and Lady Texans competed in the Tyson Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9. As the meet came to a close, the teams accumulated 23 national-qualifying marks and multiple top-10 finishes among some of the top NCAA Division I athletes.

In the men’s mile run, sophomore Filmon Beyene finished 10th with a time of 4:30.85. In the men’s 400-meters run, freshman Moitalel Mpoke finished 27th with a time of 48.31, earning a national-qualifying mark. Freshman Yusuf Mohammed earned a national-qualifying mark in the men’s 800-meter run, finishing 14th with a time of 1:57.67.

In the men’s 60-meter hurdles qualifiers, freshman Denvaughn Whyms finished 10th with a time of 8.09, earning a national-qualifying mark. Deion Lightfoot also earned a national qualifying mark, finishing 17th with a time of 8.19.

In the men’s distance medley relay, sophomore Andrew Bosquez, freshman Decoven Young, sophomore Jesse Madrid, and freshman Alex Kitum received a national-qualifying mark with their time of 10:30.07.

In the men’s pole vault, freshman Rylan Olguin finished 10th after clearing the bar at 16 feet, 0.12 inches.

In the women’s mile run, freshman Dorcus Ewoi earned a national-qualifying mark, placing fourth with a time of 5:02.31. Freshman Gladys Jemaiyo also earned a national-qualifying mark in the event, crossing the finish line at 5:04.03, good enough for sixth place.

In the women’s distance medley relay, Ewoi, Moore, freshman Itzel Garcia-Santos, and Jemaiyo ran the fastest time in the NJCAA so far this season with a time of 12:19.70, which earned them a national-qualifying mark.

In the women’s 800-meter run, Garcia-Santos earned a national-qualifying mark, finishing 20th with a time of 2:22.85. In the women’s 400-meter run, sophomore Janiel Moore and Elon’a Jones both earned national-qualifying marks. Moore finished 46th, crossing the line at 58.34, while Jones finished 49th with a time of 58.90.

Sophomore Ruth Usoro placed sixth in the women’s long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 5.8 inches, earning a national-qualifying mark.

Competing among multiple NCAA Division I athletes, Jemaiyo set a NJCAA record in the women’s 5,000-meter run during the Charlie Thomas Invitational meet held on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2 in College Station.

Jemaiyo placed third in the race behind two Texas A&M runners. She broke the national record previously set at 16:55.62 by Iowa Central’s Leanne Pompeani in 2016 by four seconds with her time of 16:51.52.

In the men’s 5,000-meter run, Kitum placed sixth with a time of 15:24.86. Beyene posted a time of 15:35.14, good enough for eighth place.

In the men’s 60-meter dash, Olguin placed seventh, posting a time of 7.49.

Sophomore Asani Hylton placed first overall in the men’s heptathlon with a final score of 5,136 points. He placed first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.18, first in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, 11.25 inches, and fourth in the shot put with a throw of 11.15 meters. He also placed first in the men’s high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 8.25 inches, second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.56, first in the pole vault with a jump of 15 feet, 1 inch, and second in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 21:53.44.

In the men’s high jump, sophomore Bryson DeBerry placed first with a jump of 6 feet, 10.75 inches. Whymns placed sixth in the men’s long jump with a mark of 23 feet, 7.5 inches.

In the men’s 60-meter hurdles, Whymns placed seventh with a time of 8.11. Mpoke finished ninth in the men’s 400-meter run, posting a time of 48.16.

In the men’s 4×400 meter relay, sophomore Willari Watson, freshman Adrese Atkins, Mpoke, and freshman Noel Hewitt placed seventh with a time of 3:16.43.

Jemaiyo placed third in the women’s 3,000-meter run, posting a time of 9:54.13, while Ewoi finished 18th with a time 10:40.98. Ewoi also finished 13th in the women’s mile run, posting a time of 5:07.26.

Usoro placed fifth in the women’s long jump with a jump of 18 feet, 9.25 inches.   

The teams returned to action Feb. 15 at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock on Feb. 15. 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.

Track teams continue successful season by advancing to national meet

The South Plains College men’s and women’s track and field teams prepared for the upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association Indoor National Championship meet by adding to their list of national-qualifying performances.

The track and field teams competed at the Texas Tech Matador Qualifier at the Texas Tech Sports Performance Center in Lubbock on Feb. 16.

Andre Edwards and Keion Sutton both placed in the top 10 in the men’s 60 meters. Edwards ran a 6.83 and placed first, while Sutton ran a 6.85 and placed sixth. Jordan Atkinson finished 10th in the men’s 200 with a time of 21.48.

In the men’s 600 meters, the Texans had three runners place in the top seven. Montel Hood placed second with a time of 1:19.65. Ian Gonzales earned a mark of 1:20.82, placing sixth, while Dekeryea Freeman placed seventh with a time of 1:21.15.

In the men’s 1,000 meter run, freshman Andrew Bosquez crossed the finish line with a time of 2:23.53, a personal best for Bosquez and the 12th fastest time in the country. Freshman Ulises Cardoza also set a personal best with a time of 2:34.97, placing fifth overall, while sophomore Felix Kosgei ran a 2:35.34, placing sixth.

In the men’s mile run, Benjamin Ronoh posted a time of 4:26.96 to place seventh overall. Filmon Beyene and Jesse Madrid placed in the top 10 in the men’s 3,000 meters. Beyene placed sixth with a time of 9:05.29, and Madrid placed seventh with a time of 9:13.03.

William Watson placed second overall in the men’s 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.98. Watson ranks fourth in the country in the men’s 60 hurdles with a time of 7.91.

In the men’s 4×400 relay, Atkinson, Watson, Rayan Holmes, and Hood grabbed first place with a time of 3:12.87. The team is ranked fourth in the country with a time of 3:12.40, which they earned at the Texas Tech Red and Black Open on Jan. 26 in Lubbock.

Freshman Zach Marshal placed second overall in the men’s high jump, clearing the bar at 6 feet, 9.5 inches on his third attempt. In the men’s pole vault, freshman Parker Wood placed third overall with a height of 15 feet, one inch. Wood ranks third in the country with a height of 15 feet, 7.75 inches.IMG_9819

Freshman Danylo Molchanov set a personal best in the men’s triple jump with a jump of 49 feet, 9 inches on his fourth attempt, and placed first overall with the second best jump in the country. In the men’s shot put, Markim Felix recorded a throw of 50 feet, 10.25 inches.

In the women’s 200 meters, sophomore Natassha McDonald finished eighth overall with a time of 24.59. Sophomore Ashley Hughes placed fifth in the women’s 600 meters with a time of 1:38.62, while freshman Janiel Moore posted a time of 1:39.37, placing seventh. Sophomore Seselia Dala placed fourth in the women’s 1,000 meters with a time of 3:02.78, the fourth fastest time in the country.

In the women’s 60-meter hurdles, freshman Patrice Moody crossed the line in 8.68, finishing ninth overall.

Freshman Jelena Rowe placed first in the women’s high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 11.5 inches. Rowe went into the meet ranked first in the country with a mark of 6 feet, 0.5 inches. Sophomore Bosi Mosongo set a personal best in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 3.75 inches and placing 10th overall.

In the women’s long jump, freshman Ruth Usoro hit a mark of 18 feet, 7 inches, placing third overall. Cha’Kaylin Gilbert finished fourth overall with a jump of 18 feet, 4.25 inches.

The men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the NJCAA National Indoor Championship meet, which was held March 2 – March 3 in Lubbock at the Sports Performance Center. Results were not available at press time.