Texas State University
Texas State Women’s Track and Field Team Finishes In Third Place At Southland Conference Indoor Championships
Houston, Texas- The Texas State University women’s track and field team finished in third place at the Southland Conference Indoor Championships inside the Bill Yeoman Field House on Friday and Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25-26.
The Bobcats finished the meet with 93 ½ points after claiming its third individual title on Saturday when Sonetriya Mayfield edged two of her teammates, Tamequa Poole and Sara Olaywiola, to win the women’s triple jump. Mayfield won the event with a jump of 39’ 3¼”, while Poole was second with a mark of 39 ¼ and Sara Olaywiola finished third with a leap of 38’ 8 ¼“.
The other two individual champions were Katy Evans, who won the women’s pentathlon with 3,577 points and Valerie Hancock, who won the women’s high jump with a NCAA provisional leap of 5’10” on Friday.
Jennifer Matthews and Jannah Evans combined to score seven points in the women’s pole vault on Saturday after they both cleared the bar at 11’ 3 ¾ “. Matthews finished in fourth place after she cleared the bar on her second attempt, while Evans cleared it on her third and final attempt to finish in fifth place.
In the running events, Iris Darrington also recorded a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 24.86 seconds after she was seventh in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.82 seconds.
Liat Anav also finished fourth in the 800-meter run with a time 2:20.41, and teamed with Darrington, Courtney Baker and Danete Wright to finish third in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:52.71.Sam Houston State was the women’s indoor champion with 138 points, while Stephen F. Austin finished in second with 114 ½ points. Lamar was fourth with 72 points, and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi rounded out the top five teams with 60.
In the men’s division, Texas State was the runner-up team in the men’s 4×400-meter relay as Adam Higginbotham, Justin Longoria, Dino Buchanan and Gatis Spunde combined for a time of 3:18.71. UTA edged the Bobcats by 0.62 seconds to win the race in 3:18.09.
Jonathan Williams registered a third-place finish in the men’s triple jump with a leap of 48’ 8 ¼“. Ikenna Obonna finished in fifth place with a jump of 48’ 2½“.
Andy Ysebaert registered a fifth-place finish in the men’s shot put with a throw of 52’ 2¾“.
The Bobcats finished 10th in the men’s division with 34 points. UTSA won the men’s team title with 122 points, while Stephen F. Austin was the runner-up with 101½ points. Texas-Arlington finished in third place with 98½ points, and Lamar was fourth with 62.