Cardinals Post 27 Top 10 Finishes at Texas Invitational

GO CARDINALS Renee Graham finished in second place in the women's 3,000 meter run.
Renee Graham finished in second place in the women's 3,000 meter run.

March 24, 2007

AUSTIN, Texas - The Lamar University men's and women's track and field teams had a solid outing at the Texas Invitational on Saturday, posting 27 top 10 finishes at the Mike A. Meyers Track and Soccer Stadium at the University of Texas.

Francis Kasagule led the way for Lamar, winning the men's 1,500 meter run with a 3:47.85 performance, which is the fourth-best time on school history. Danny Shaw and Ewan Simpson also ran well in the 1,500, placing fourth and seventh respectively with times of 3:55.26 and 4:00.34.

Clerc Koenck turned in a second place finish for the Lamar women in the 1,500 meter run, posting a time of 4:32.73, while Amanda King grabbed third place in a time of 4:39.56.

Renee Graham also had a strong showing for the Lady Cards, posting a second place finish in the 3,000 meter run with a time of 10:00.49. Rachel Kingsford and Stacey Monteau also notched top 10 finishes for LU in the 3,000, as Kingsford ran a 10:28.20 for eighth place and Monteau finished ninth in 10:33.04.

In the men's 3,000 meter run, Frank Bwambale ran to a second place finish in a time of 8:31.75, while Randy Becker finished ninth with a time of 9:28.25.

In the sprints, Michael Gauthier led the way for the LU men, posting a fourth place finish in 100 meter dash in a time of 10.82, while Sahara Abraham also grabbed a fourth place finish for the Lady Cards in the 100 with a time of 12.38.



Andy Haeggquist ran strong in the 400 meter dash, posting a fourth place finish, running a 49.68, while Hope Ngumezi finished eighth in a time of 50.95. In the women's 400, Brittany Pollard led the way for three Lady Cards in the top 10, posting a sixth place finish in a time of 58.59. Kayla LeBlanc finished ninth in 59.50 and Secret Thomas was 10th in a time of 1:00.06

In the women's 100 meter hurdles, Jessika Johnson finished in fourth place with a 14.36 performance, while Adrianne Johnson finished 10th in 15.59.

Andrea Smith and Karesse Lethermon rounded out the top 10 finishers for the Lamar runners, grabbing eighth and ninth in the women's 800 meter run. Smith finished eighth in a time of 2:18.01 and Lethermon was ninth in a time of 2:19.53.

In the field events, JaMarkus Tolbert posted a sixth place finish in the men's triple jump with a leap of 13.68m.

The Lamar track teams will be in action again when they run at the Bayou Classics in Houston, Texas on March 31.

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