April 27, 2006
The Lamar University track teams turned in several solid performances and set three new meet records Thursday afternoon at the 45th Ty Terrell Relays at the Ty Terrell Track at Lamar University.
Amanda King got things started for the Lady Cardinals setting a new school and meet record in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a conference-best time of 10:44.54. Renee Graham followed close behind King, with a regional qualifying time of 10:46.27.
Chinelo Nwobu, the reigning SLC champion in the 400 meter dash, turned in a meet record, a season and SLC-season- best running a 53.77 in the 400. She also ran the anchor leg of the mile relay, which set a new meet record and the second fastest time in Lamar history with a 3:43.04 in the relay. Nwobu teamed with Brittany Pollard, Toni Sylvester and Kayla LaBlanc for the record breaking performance, which is also a new stadium record.
Sylvester tuned in her best performance of the year in the 400, running a 55.00 while Pollard and LeBlanc set new personal bests in the open 400, running 56.97 and 57.60 respectively. Jessika Johnson and Kim Ballenger set seasonal bests in the 100 meter hurdles, running 14.48 and 15.02 respectively.
Rosalyn Capps, Nwobu, Johnson and Sylvester also teamed up to post the fastest 4 x 100 meter relay time of the year for Lamar, running a 46.45. The time ranks in the top four in LU history.
On the men's side, Michael Gauthier tied a season-best time of 10.64 in the 100 meter dash, while Damien Broomes ran a personal-best 48.38 in the 400 meter dash. In the 400 meter hurdles, Jonny Lennon and Stephen Boone ran season bests, clocking 54.03 and 54.20 respectively.
turned in solid performances in the 800 meter run and the 3,000 meter run, placing second in both races. In the 800 Shaw ran a 1:54.59 and posted an 8:38.45 in the 3,000.
For a complete list of results from the Ty Terrell Relays, click on the results tab on the schedule page of the either the men's or women's track team.