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March 30th, 2009
Bobcats score big at UTSA track meet


Texas State’s track and field team captured 14 first place finishes last weekend at the two-day Texas-San Antonio Relays.

The women’s team took the top four spots in the high jump, led by winner Valerie Hancock at 1.76 meters. Asiya Iskakova took second at the same mark, Katie Evans finished third at 1.73 and Brooke Hewitt finished fourth at 1.67.

Hancock also led a strong Texas State showing in the 100-meter hurdles, winning the event in 14.69 seconds. Cailey Olson finished third in 15.04.

The Texas State women also put up the best three times in the 100-meter dash preliminaries. Iris Darrington won the event in 12.00 seconds, followed by ReneeSheppard in second place at 12.25.

Kelly Butler won the 1,500 meters in a time of 5:16.90. Dana Dolejsi was second in a time of 5:18.92.

Kelly Butler won the 1,500 meters in a time of 5:16.90, followed by Texas State teammate Dana Dolejsi in second at 5:18.92. Mary Beth O’Connor won the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:04.89. Katie Miller was second in 1:06.73. The Texas State 4 x 200 meter relay of Morgan Canty, Iris Darrington, Renee Sheppard and Maria Gustafsson took first in a time of 1:40.78. The quartet also took second in the 4 x 100 in a time of 47.83. The Texas State 4 x 400 team placed second in 3:51.99.

Asiya Iskakova took second in the long jump with a mark of 5.50 meters. She won the triple with a jump of 12.25m (40-02.25). Sara Olayiwola took second with a leap of 11.92m (39-01.25). Katie Evans won the javelin with a throw of 31.67m (103-11).

On the men’s side for Texas State, Clay Holland won the 400-hurdles with a time of 55.43 and the 110-meter hurdles with 14.61. Stefon Hargrove won the men’s 100 meters in a time of 10.75. Aaron Jones took second in 10.90, while Brandon Thomas was third with 10.94.

Ikenna Obonna won the triple with a jump of 14.88m (48-10.00). Goldstein Okafor was third with a leap of 14.04m (46-00.75). Dmitri Kabakov won the pole vault with a height of 4.88m (16-00). Ben Marvin took third in the men’s high jump with a height of 1.99m. Jonathan Hernandez won the men’s 800 in a time of 1:57.51.

Dino Buchanan won the 400-meters in a time of 49.10. Kevin Aje, Brandon Thomas, Aaron Jones and Stefon Hargrove won the men’s 4 x 200 in a time of 1:28.43. The group also placed second in the 4×100 in a time of 41.71.

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