Lumberjacks Win Two Titles at Leonard Hilton Invitational
Jan. 16, 2010
HOUSTON, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin men's and women's track and field team opened the 2010 indoor season Saturday at the Leonard Hilton Invitational, and came away with some strong results. SFA posted several top-10 finishes including two individual titles, and a school record on the opening day.
The Ladyjacks' 4X400-meter relay team recorded a time of 3:49.89 to finish sixth overall, and set a new school record. The team of Katrina Turner, Lauren Watts, Keila Crawford and Mary Dickerson bested the mark that was set at the conference championship meet last season.
Senior Matt Langdon won the men's weight throw with his mark of 18.96 meters. Langdon's closest competition in the event came from sophomore Jon Arthur. The sophomore recorded a throw of 15.47 meters to finish second overall. The Lumberjacks other individual title came from the distance events. Junior Dennis Yeats clocked a time of 15:27.08 to win the 5,000 meters.
SFA placed one other athlete in the top 10 of both the men's weight throw and 5,000 meters. Adam Saloom recorded a time of 15:40.22 to finish seventh overall in the 5,000 meters, while sophomore Kyle Bishop recorded a throw of 14.92 meters to place eighth in the weight throw.
Other Lumberjacks who recorded strong performances Friday afternoon included Sherman Rosborough, Josh Cravens and Craig Adderley. Rosborough finished sixth in the men's 200-meter dash with a time of 23.09. Both Cravens and Adderley recorded top-10 finishes in the long jump. Cravens finished third overall with a jump of 6.68 meters, while Adderley was ninth overall with a mark of 6.18 meters.
Kaitlyn Andrews just missed an individual title in the women's shot put. She recorded a throw of 14.45 meters to finish second overall. Crystal Walker recorded a runner-up finish in the long jump with her mark of 5.38 meters.
The Ladyjacks were also very strong in the women's 200-meter dash. Freshman Dezera Dunlap finished sixth overall with a time of 25.28. Teammate Kelia Crawford finished ninth overall only seven-tenths of a second behind Dunlap. Sophomore Mary Dickerson and Macy Wade posted top-10 finishes in the 400 meters and pole vault, respectively. Dickerson finished seventh overall with a time of 1:00.32 in the event, while Wade was eighth in the pole vault after clearing a height of 3.25 meters.
The SFA track and field team returns to action Saturday afternoon when they compete at the Texas A&M Invitational. The meet is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. with the men's and women's 60-meter hurdles. The field events are also slated to get under way at 1 p.m. The first field event of the meet will be the men's shot put, and the women's weight throw, high jump and triple jump.