Feb. 18, 2006
The Lamar University track team completed the 2006 Southland Conference Indoor track meet Saturday afternoon, with the women posting a fourth place finish with 90 points, and the men's team finished in 10th with 18 points.
Early on day two of the SLC Championship, both the Cardinal women and men made their mark on the one mile run, collecting conference championships in the first two traces of the day.
Amanda King won the women's mile, running a 4:57.19, a second ahead of teammate Clerc Koenck who took second place in 4:58.73. Jacqueline John nearly gave Lamar a clean sweep of the top three spots, but was barley edged out of third place by Yuliya Stashkiv of Texas State. Stashkiv finished the race in 5:04.34, and John finished just three hundredths of a second behind her in 5:04.37.
Danny Shaw picked up the first individual conference championship for the Cardinal men's team, winning the mile with a time of 4:13.36, a second ahead of second place finisher Jacob Cederturn of UT-Arlington.
In the 3,000 meter run the Lady Cardinals again came up big, led by Rene Graham who took first place with a time of 9:48.69, almost three seconds ahead of Ashley Monteau of Stephen F. Austin. Clerc Koenck finished in third place in 9:57.58, Amanda King grabbed fifth place in 10:10.65 and Stacey Monteau took seventh place in 10:20.93 to finish in the top eight.
John and Natasha Williams also ran well in the 3,000 meter run, finishing in ninth and 10th place in times of 10:30.51 and 10:31.03 respectively. With John and Williams, Lamar placed six runners in the top 10 of the 3,000.
took third place in the women's 200 meter dash, in a closely contested race that saw just four one hundredths of a second separate first and third place. Nwobu finished in 24.93 seconds, while Deidra Truss of Northwestern State and Quantinette Field of Sam Houston State finished in 24.91 and 24.89 for second and first respectively.
Amber Prather took fourth place in the 800 meter run, finishing just one hundredth of a second behind Margeaux Fisher of Northwestern State. Fisher ran a 2:18.08, barely edging Prather who ran a 2:18.09.
The Cardinals placed in the men's and women's 400 meter dash as well. Nwobu and Toni Sylvester took sixth and seventh place in the 400, finishing in 56.92 and 58.43 respectively. In the men's 400, Damien Broomes placed eighth with a time of 50.14 seconds.
In the 4x400 relay, the Lamar men's team consisting of Broomes, Phillip Thornton, Stephen Boone and Johnny Lennon placed seventh in a time of 3:21.83.