Huntsville, Texas – The Texas State women’s track and field team has won two events and enters Sunday’s third round in second place at the Southland Conference Track and Field Championships with 63 team points. Tenley Determan won the women’s 10,000 meter run with a time of 38:24.07 after she came from 100 meters behind to edge Texas A&M’s Anne Ronoh by 45-hundredths of a second. Whitney Perkins also finished in sixth place with a time of 39:57.95 and Heather Bullin finished in seventh place with a time of 40:20.79.
Valerie Hancock also won the women’s high jump after clearing 5′ 8 ¾ “, while Katie Evans finished in sixth place with a mark of 5’5″. Ashley Austin registered a fourth-place finish in the women’s long jump with a leap of 19′ 8 ¾ ”
Kelli Van Vleet scored eight points for the Bobcats after a third-place finish in the javelin with a throw of 129′ 5″, and a seventh-place showing in the hammer with a throw of 151′ 2″. Dante Wright added five points with a fourth-place finish in the women’s heptathlon after scoring 4,708 points, while Veronica Rodriguez added two more points after scoring 4,494 points to finish in seventh place.
Amanda McKinney also had a sixth-place finish in the women’s steeplechase with a time of 11:46.26.
Texas State’s men’s team has scored 25 points and enters Sunday in sixth place with 25 team points. Jonathan Ochoa and Kemuel Morales have combined for 18 of the points as Ochoa won the men’s javelin with a throw of 208′ 4″ and Kemuel Morales finished as the runner-up in the men’s shot put with a mark of 57′ 1½ “.
By RICK POULTER
Sports Information Director