SFA Throwers Finish Strong Showing at LSU
Jan. 26, 2007
BATON ROUGE, La. - Despite the fact that it is only the second week of the season, the Stephen F. Austin throws' squad appears to be in midseason form. Both the SFA men and women seemed to pick up this week, where they left off last week. Junior Darwin Johnson recorded his second individual title in as many competitions winning the men's weight throw. Senior Markeisha Edwards followed suit in the women's weight throw.
Johnson recorded a throw of 59-7.50, to improve upon his mark of 58-10.75 from last week. Redshirt freshman Matt Langdon looked strong once again, finishing fifth overall with a throw of 55-9.75.
Edwards won the women's weight throw with a toss of 57-7.75. Edwards' throw was good enough for a new school record and was just enough to out-distance teammate Frednisha Marshall (56-9.50) for the victory. In fact, Edwards' toughest competition came from a pair of SFA teammates. Marshall finished second overall, and senior LaQuisha Houston recorded a throw of 52-6.00 to finish tied for fourth.
Senior James Williams finished fourth in the shot put, competing in his first meet of the season. Williams recorded a throw of 52-9.25 in the event, which was just ahead of classmate Kenneth McKinley (52-6.50) who was sixth overall.
Freshman Kyle Ketchersid improved one spot over the final three events of the heptathlon to record a fifth-place finish. Ketchersid finished the event with 4,139 points. In the men's long jump junior Justin Reyes and senior Ryder Peacock both cleared heights of 6-6.25. Reyes finished fourth in the event after the tie-break, while Peacock was sixth.