Lamar has strong outing at Sam Houston State Twilight
May 4, 2012
HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Erin Brown won the women's long jump to highlight Lamar's effort at the Sam Houston State Twilight Invitational on Thursday.
Brown had a leap of 5.71 meters (18 feet, 9 inches) to lead a 1-2 Lamar finish in the event. Teammate Beatrice Douglas was second at 5.63 meters (18-5.75).
In other women's events, Lamar's Denisha Nichols was fourth in the discus at 34.86 meters (114-4), Leslie Beard was fourth in the pole vault with a school record of 3.53 meters (11-7). Ashley Idunoba took third in the 200 meters in 24.32 seconds. The women's 4x400 relay squad of Elzbieta Gawron, Wilika Williams, Carmen Gedling and Saschelle Slaughter was second in 3:19.57.
Andy Fontenot was third in the men's long jump with an effort of 7.04 meters (23-1.25). Teammate Michael Lester was fourth at 6.90 (22-7.75). Chris Jones of the Cardinals was third in the men's 800 meters with a time of 1:55.21. The men's 4x400 relay team of Jonathan Edwards, Nash, Josh Raglon and Chris Smith was second in 3:19.57.
Thursday's meet served as Lamar's last tune-up before the Southland Conference Championships that are set for May 11-13 at Texas State University San Marcos.