Men and women’s track teams take fourth and third at LSC Championship


Lindsey Hinton

Bethany Brooks/ Senior Reporter

The final day of the Lone Star Conference Track meet in Kingsville resulted in success for several Texans and TexAnns of the Tarleton State University track teams. Four NCAA provisional marks were hit and Chase Rathke was the only runner from both teams to finish first in his events. The women’s team took third place at the meet and the men finished fourth.

In distance and relays, it was Rathke stealing the show. He won the 800m and the 1500m in 1:54.30 and 4:01.80, respectively. Lindsey Hinton finished second in the 1500m with a time of 4:36.74 and in the 5000m in 17:53.74. Aly Coughlin was the next runner to finish in the 5000m with a time of 17:55.90. She also finished fifth in the 1500m in 4:43.19. Dylan Willett also took second in his events. Willett ran the 1500m in 4:02.48 and the 5000m in 15:10.26. He also took fourth in the 800m in 1:55.96.

The men’s mile relay team consisting of Cameron Krc, Gilson Ummunakwe, Michael Eschbach, and Clarencio Guerrero took the silver in their race and hit a provisional mark of 3:12.36.

The men’s 4×100 relay team of Robert Adkinson, Brendan Williams, Ronald Sanchez, and Marquis Thompson finished seventh in 41.94.

The women’s 4×100 relay team of Amanda Smith, Nikki McNorton, Deylinn Garrett, and Katie Sikes finished fifth in their race with 49.53. Also finishing fifth was the women’s mile relay team of LaDaria Nelson, Kara Bickham, Jasmine Lewis, and Jasmine Owens in 3:54.33. Shelby Greenwalt, the usual second leg, was injured during her preliminary 400m race.

For sprints and hurdles, McNorton and Randall Kadlacek were the next to hit provisional marks in their races. McNorton had hers with a fifth place finish in the 100m hurdles in 14.31, and Kadlacek earned his in 14.64 with a fifth place finish in the 110m hurdles, and finished sixth in the 400m hurdles in 57.68. Kyle Johnson finished sixth in the 110m hurdles in 14.95 and eighth in the 400m hurdles in 1:03.65.

Umunnakwe and Krk finished fourth and fifth in their 400m race in 48.77 and 48.95, respectively.

For the women, Bickham was able to finish fifth in the 400m hurdles in 1:04.75, while Shelby Terry took seventh in the 100m hurdles in 14.79. Nelson and Owens were able to take sixth and seventh in the 400m in 58.88 and 58.96, respectively.

For the field events, seven athletes added points to their team’s score. Davene Carter hit a provisional mark in the high jump with a height of 2.06m and third place, and Patrick McHale hit his at 2.06m and a fourth place finish. Travis Allison took seventh in the event with a height of 1.94m.

Kenny Odunaiya finished eighth in discus with a throw of 44.40m, while Peyton Best took fifth in javelin with a throw of 53.01.

McNorton took third for the women in the high jump with a height of 1.67m, and Terry finished sixth with 1.56m.

The Last Chance Meet at Texas A&M-Commerce will give a few Tarleton runners one more attempt on May 7, then the outdoor national championships will be on May 22-24.