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April 11th, 2010
Bobcats triumph at Trinity track meet

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Dan Schmidt won two events and finished second in another for Texas State at the Trinity Alumni Classic in San Antonio. Texas State sports information photo.

STAFF REPORT

The Texas State track and field teams combined to win five championships at the Trinity Alumni Classic, which ended Saturday in San Antonio.

The women’s team won eight events, led by sprinter Iris Darrington, who won the 100-meter in 11.93 seconds and the 200 meters in 24.49 seconds. Following Darrington, Texas State’s Renee Shepard and Morgan Canty recorded season-best times of 25.25 and 25.60, respectively, in the 200 meters.

The men’s team won five championships, led by Dan Schmidt, who won the hammer throw and the shot put while finishing second in the discus. Schmidt put the shot 13.89 meters, threw the hammer 55.09 meters and threw the discus 47.12 meters.

Also winning for the Texas State women was Lisa Bingham, who went 1.70 meters in the high jump. Elena Horn captured the pole vault title with a leap of 3.70 meters, and Asiya Iskakova bounded to a mark of 11.90 meters to take the triple jump for Texas State. Katy Hanie improved her best discus mark by more than three meters, winning the event with a distance of 46.61 meters, Taylor Hubbard won the javelin throw with a mark of 38.7 meters.

The 400-meter relay team for Texas State won with a time of 47.09, dropping almost a second from its previous best time on the women’s side. The men’s 400-meter relay team also won, clocking in at 40.82 seconds.

Other winners among the Texas State men included Logan Cunningham, who took the pole vault with a personal-best height of 5.05 meters. Gerry Kammer continues to drop his 400-meter time for Texas State, winning the event in 48.38 seconds.

There were no team standings kept in the meet.

Texas State at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, CA, on April 15 and the Baylor Invitational on April 17.

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