Track & Field Prepares for SLC Championships
May 12, 2005
The Stephen F. Austin men and women's track and field team will travel to Huntsville, Texas Friday for the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships. The meet will take place at the York Track and Field Complex. The three-day meet will begin Friday at 10 a.m., with the decathlon. The field events will also begin at 10 a.m., with the women's hammer throw, while the track events are set to get under way at 8:45 p.m., with the women's 10,000-meter run.
Looking for the Sweep The SFA men and women swept the titles at the 2005 Southland Conference Indoor Championships, and will be looking to do the same at the outdoor championships. SFA is looking to become only the third league school to sweep the men's and women's indoor and outdoor conference titles since 1987. SFA is also looking to accomplish the feat only one season after Texas State did it.
Going in Search of the Triple Crown The Lumberjacks are going in search of the triple crown this weekend in Huntsville. The SFA men dominated the Southland Conference Cross Country Championships placing four runners in the field's top 10 to win their four-straight league title. The Lumberjacks followed that up with their first-ever track and field conference title at the 2005 indoor championships. If SFA can bring home the title from the outdoor meet, it would be the first time since the 1984-85 academic year that a conference school has won the triple crown.
Ladyjacks in the League Junior Stevina Wyatt is currently third in the conference in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.40) and fifth in the 400-meter dash with her time of 55.46. Senior Ana Rodriguez currently leads the league in the 1,500 meters (4:35.30) and the 10,000 meters (34:35.38). Classmate Emily Hufstedler is fifth in the 10,000 meters (40:31.17). Senior Jessica Partin is listed second in the steeplechase with a time of 11:21.26, just ahead of teammate Katrina Nicholas (11:26.14). Sophomore Ashley Monteau is second in the 5,000 meters with a season-best time of 17:12.13. Senior Jocelyn Stevens is currently second in the 400-meter hurdles with her time of 59.93. Stevens is also tied for fourth in the SLC in the high jump clearing a height of 5-7. Freshman Audrey Azu and Meghan Denman are tied with Stevens for fourth in the event, while senior Teresa Murray is second in the high jump with her mark of 5-10.75. Freshman Kristina Windham is second in the pole vault clearing a height of 11-11.75. Classmate Emylee Hartwig is tied for fifth with her height of 10-5.75. Sophomore Markeisha Edwards leads the conference in the shot put with her toss of 47-9.00 and is tied for fourth in the hammer throw (150-11). Classmate LaQuisha Houston is currently fourth in the league in the discus with her throw of 147-8. Sophomore Sarah Emerson is currently third in the javelin (161-2). Junior Crystal Chang is currently second in the heptathlon with her score of 4,972 points.
Lumberjacks in the League Freshman Johnny Thacker is listed fifth in the league in the 100-meter dash (10.50). Junior Chance Edwards is currently fourth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:51.42. Sophomore Eric Brill is currently fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:33.66. Junior Marc Farris is currently second in the 10,000 meters (30:25.77), while senior Matt Albertson is fourth with a time of 32:25.44. Sophomore Reggie Lazenby is currently third in the long jump with his mark of 24-4.50. Junior Kenneth McKinley leads the league in the shot put with his toss of 58-2.50. McKinley is fifth in the discus with a throw of 166-6. Sophomore Darwin Johnson is currently second in the hammer with his throw of 167-10. Sophomore Wade Whittington is fourth in the javelin (208-7). Junior Bo Simpson is currently fourth in the decathlon (6,706 points), just ahead of teammate Ray Shadowens who has a season-best score of 6,011 points.
Up Next ... SFA returns to action on Friday May 27, when they travel to Norman, Okla., to compete in the NCAA Regional Championships.