Walkow wins 1,500 meters at Rice

GO CARDINALS Samantha Walkow won the women's 1,500 meters.
Samantha Walkow won the women's 1,500 meters.

April 22, 2012

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HOUSTON - Samantha Walkow won the women's 1,500 meters in a personal best of 4 minutes, 29.15 seconds, the third-fastest time in school history to highlight Lamar's performance at the J. Fred Duckett Twilight meet at Rice University on Saturday.

Lamar's Becky Gough was sixth in the 1,500 meters in 4:35.35.

Lamar's Angela LaBorde was second in the women's 5,000 meters in 17:58.86. Teammate Nora-Beth Saunders turned in a time of 18:18.07 to finish 10th.

Ashley Idunoba placed fifth in the women's 100 meters in 12.00 seconds. Erin Brown of the Lady Cardinals claimed seventh in the women's triple jump at 36-5.5.

In the men's competition, Lamar's effort was punctuated by a 1-2-3 finish in the 1,500 meters.

Tom Wade won the event in 3:47.18. Joe Wade was second in 3:48.13 and Sam Stabler placed third in 3:49.42. Lamar's Chris Jones was 10th in 3:55.33.

Lamar's Chris Smith won the men's 800 meters in 1:50.08. Lamar had two top-10 finishers in the men's 5,000 meters, as Alex DeLa Garza was fourth in 14:41.29 and Anthony Pequeno placed sixth in 14:46.05.

Lamar's Michael Lester took fifth in the men's triple jump with an effort of 45 feet, 1.75 inches, while Andy Fontenot placed sixth in the men's long jump at 23-1.75.

Jamal Nash was fourth in the men's 110-meter high hurdles in 14.68 seconds.

Lamar is at the Sam Houston State Invitational on May 4.




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