SFA Track & Field Competes at Houston
Jan. 24, 2003
NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin men and women's track and field teams continue the 2003 indoor season Saturday at the Houston Invitational. The field events will begin at 9 a.m., with the men and women's weight throw. The track events will get underway at noon with the women's 5,000-meter run. The meet will consist of a 14-team field, which includes Houston, Rice, Southern-Baton Rouge, Southern Mississippi, Southwest Texas, Texas (women only), Texas Christian, Texas Southern, Nevada-Las Vegas, New Orleans, Texas-Arlington, Texas-Pan American and Texas-San Antonio (men only). The meet will be held at the Bill Yeoman Field House.
Looking at the League Leaders Freshman Chance Edwards is third in the SLC with a time of 1:58.44 in the 800 meters. Freshman Bryan Williams (4:21.69) and junior Nathan Flores (4:22.19) are first and second respectively in the mile. Freshman Cody Clark (8:54.07) is third in the 3,000 meters. SFA has the league's top two 5,000-meter times. Senior Josh Hufstedler has a time of 15:53.08 and Matt Albertson recorded a 15:53.52. Junior DeVaughn Rettig is third in the long jump with his mark 22-3.75. Rettig also owns the league's top triple jump mark (46-7.50). On the women's side, senior Bratania Morris is third in the 200 meters (25.80) and the triple jump (37-10.75). Sophomore Jocelyn Stevens has recorded the second-fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles (8.90) and is second in the high jump (5-3.75). Senior Jessica Claiborne is second in the long jump (18-5.00) and tops in the triple jump (40-3.25). Sophomore Melody Tillman is third in the 400 meters (59.80). The Ladyjacks have also recorded the league's top time in the 4X400-meter relay (3:58.87). Junior Blake Gordon's throw of 43-11.75 is currently the conference top mark in the shot put. Newcomer Kasie Query and junior Jennifer Schreiner are tied for second (10-6.00) in the pole vault.
Up Next ... The SFA track and field teams return to action Saturday Feb. 1st, when they travel to Baton Rouge, La., to compete in the LSU Purple Tiger Invitational.