May 13, 2012
SAN MARCOS, Texas -
Ashley Idunoba successfully defended her crown in the women's 200 meters, while Tom Wade won the men's 1,500 meters to highlight Lamar University's efforts on the final day of the Southland Conference Outdoor Track Championships at Texas State University on Sunday.
Idunoba set a school record in the 200 meters, winning the event in 23.40 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 23.73 set by Alicia McIntosh in 2001. Idunoba also placed sixth in the 100 meters with a time of 11.87 seconds, putting her fifth on Lamar's all-time list.
In other women's competition, Lamar's Samantha Walkow placed sixth in the 1,500 meters in 4:32.78. The Lady Cardinals took eighth in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. The 4x100 unit of Carmen Gedling, Idunoba, Shakevia Fleeks and Saschelle Slaughter posted time of 46.51, while the 4x400 squad of Elzbieta Gawron, Slaughter, Wilika Williams and Gedling had a time of 3:48.16.
Lamar's Leslie Beard placed eighth in the women's pole vault with a school-record effort of 3.55 meters (11 feet, 7.75 inches).
Wade won the 1,500 meters in 3:45,31, which puts him fourth on Lamar's all-time list. LU's Sam Stabler was third in 3:46.87.
In other men's competition, LU's Jamal Nash was sixth in the men's 110-meter high hurdles in 14.68 seconds, Alex DeLa Garza took eighth in the 5,000 meters in 15:08.98,
The Lamar men placed seventh in the team standings with 54 points. UTSA won the men's team title with 147.5 points. The Lady Cardinals were 11th with 26 points. Stephen F. Austin claimed the women's championship with 142 points.