April 20, 2013
HOUSTON - Leslie Beard and Carissa Hill each won individual crowns on Saturday at Holloway Field and Ley Track to lead the way for the Lamar track program at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight Meet on the campus of Rice University.
Beard topped 11 feet, 9.75 inches in the pole vault, bettering the second place mark by six inches and breaking her own school record in the event, and Carissa Hill posted a distance of 18 feet, seven inches to win the long jump.
Erin Brown also competed in the long jump, finishing fourth at 17 feet, 7.5 inches, and Saschelle Slaughter was the best collegiate finisher in the triple jump with a distance of 37 feet, 10.5 inches, a mark that places her among the top five performers in school history.
Denisha Nichols was the only thrower to make the trip, finishing fourth in the discus with a mark of 116 feet, one inch.
Johnathon Reece was the standout field performer for the men, picking up a second place finish in the long jump. The freshman cleared a season-best six feet, 9.75 inches.
Cody Williams placed 10th in the pole vault at 13 feet, 7.25 inches.
On the track, Trey Finnex had an impressive performance, placing fourth and sixth, respectively in the 100 and 200 meter dash events. The freshman out of Anahuac put up the second-best mark among college athletes in the 200 at 22.57 seconds, and ranked fourth among those in the 100 at 11.15.
also finished inside the top 10 in the 100, clocking in at 11.41.
TaMar Hicks ended sixth in the 800 with a season-best time of 1:54.53, and Le'Trey Burton finished the 110 meter hurdles in 16.35 to place eighth.
Claire Miles once again made noise on the track for the Lady Cards, ending third overall and second among college athletes with a personal-best time of 17:33.38 in the 5,000.
Sarah Shim also had a solid day, ending sixth in the 200 at 25.55 and 10th in the 400 at 57.40. Sydney Wandix and Elzbieta Gawron were the only other Lady Card sprinters to place in the top 10 with Wandix ending ninth in the 100 at 12.70 and Gawron completing the 400 in 26.02 to place 10th.
Lamar will compete in its final pre-conference tune-ups next week when the team is divided between the Bobcat Classic at Texas State and the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford.