The track and field athletes from Texas State registered several improved performances last weekend at the University of Houston Howie Ryan Invitational and Multis Meet.
In the women’s division, junior transfer Chelsea Stephen was the runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.62 seconds.
Texas State had three of the top six runners in the 800 meters as Kimberly Krtinich finished in third place with a time of 2:16.94. Briana Sharp was fourth in 2:17.13 and Alisha Graham finished sixth with a time of 2:17.85.
The Bobcats also had the top two finishers in the triple jump as Camille Bender won the event with a jump of 12.28 meters and edged teammate Allie Sanders, who was the runner-up with a mark of 12.25 meters.
Chante’sean White, Amber Gilmore, Kellie Trinkaus and Krtinish combined to finish third in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:51.24.
In the women’s high jump, Danielle Candelaria cleared 1.70 meters to finish in second place. Kelsey Titzman just missed winning the shot put by ¼ of an inch with a mark of 15.28 meters.
The Bobcats also broke two school records when Danessa Lyssy scored 3,688 points in the women’s heptathlon and Sandra Venegas finished the 5,000 meters in 17:27.24.
On the men’s side, Tim Young posted his season-best time of 6.820 seconds in the 60-meter dash as a photo finish separated the top three finishers. Louisiana Tech’s Mike Richey won the race in 6.816 seconds and Northwestern State’s Kendal Taylor was second with a time of 6.819. Young came back to finish third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.11 seconds.
Anthony Johnson also had a second-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 49.60 seconds despite running on a flat 200-meter track.
All-American Logan Cunningham cleared 5.20 meters in the pole vault for the second time this season as he was the runner-up in the event. Chris Pillow of Rice won the event with a vault of 5.30 meters.
Sophomore Darian Brown had a third-place finish in the men’s shot put on Saturday with a season-best mark of 16.56 meters after he had a third-place showing in the weight throw on Friday.Email | Print