LU men in third at Southland Conference Championships
Feb. 25, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. - The Lamar University men's track team won two events on the first day of the first day of the Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday.
Lamar's Matt Johnsen won the men's 5,000 meters in a time of 14 minutes, 40.74 seconds in a race that saw teammate Ryan Creech finish third in 14:52.72. Meanwhile, the Lamar distance-medley squad of Alex Dela Garza, Ronnie Whitty, Aaron Malek and Tom Wade took first in 10:07.97.
The Lamar men sat in third place after the first day with 31 points. UTSA led the 11-team field with 54 points. Stephen F. Austin was second with 32 points.
Andy Fontenot of Lamar placed fourth in the men's long jump with a leap of 7.33 meters (24 feet, 0.75 inches).
The Lamar women are in eighth place of the 12-team field after the first day with 15 points. Stephen F. Austin holds a commanding lead with 49.5 points. UTSA is second with 38 points.
Lamar's Beatrice Douglas was sixth in the pentathlon with 3,392 points. Carissa Hill placed seventh in the women's long jump with an effort of 5.58 meters (18-3.75).
The competition concludes Saturday.