Jan. 12, 2014
HOUSTON – After putting together an impressive cross country campaign last fall, Louise Webb picked up where she left off on Saturday as the graduate student out of England took home the 800 meter run title at the University of Houston Indoor Opener at Yeoman Fieldhouse.
Webb, who was running in her first-ever track meet for Lamar, completed the course in two minutes, 17.18 seconds with an adjusted time of two minutes, 15.62 seconds, which moves her to fourth all-time on Lamar’s performance list.
Another Lady Cardinal newcomer also had a strong debut as Dominique Taylor finished 12th in the 60 meter hurdles. After clocking in at 9.05 seconds in her first go-round, the Houston native finished the race in 8.95 in the semifinals, a time that ties Tiffany Brumley for second-best all-time performer in the LU history books.
Trevon Davis was the standout men’s performer, placing second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.84. He came back later in the day to help his 4x400 meter relay team to a fourth-place finish with a time of 3:23.71.
Saschelle Slaughter ran in the 200 for the women, coming in ninth at 26.03 seconds, and Sarah Shim was 17th at 26.60. Megan Flanagan was the only other top female performer on the track, coming in 15th in the mile at five minutes, 27.43 seconds.
Aaron Bennett, primarily an 800 runner, participated in the mile, placing fourth at four minutes, 25.83 seconds, and TaMar Hiks led LU’s way in the 400 with a time 51.43 seconds. Jared Benford finished 15th in the 60 with a time of 7.08 scconds.
Away from the track, both Beatrice Douglas and Carissa Hill qualified for the finals of the long jump competition, putting up top marks of 17 feet, 9.5 inches, and 17 feet, 8.26 inches, respectively.
On the men’s side, Xavier Broussard finished with a distance of 21 feet, 2.75 inches to place 12th, and Robert Badillo was 16th at 19 feet, 10.25 inches.
Lamar will return to action next week with a meet at Texas A&M