TexAnn track takes first at Commerce, men finish third


Chase Rathke finished fourth in the 800m with a personal best of 1:50.60.

Bethany Brooks/Senior Reporter

The outdoor track regular season finished on Saturday, April 19. Select members from the Tarleton State University teams were chosen to compete in the Long Beach Invitational in California, while the rest of the two teams traveled to Texas A&M-Commerce to run in the Lion Invitational. The women took first, while the men took third.

At the Long Beach Invitational, Lindsey Hinton took fourth place in the women’s 5000m run with a time of 16:52.50, while Aly Coughlin took the gold in the 5000m run in 17:04.58. Both runners hit NCAA provisional marks and Hinton broke her own school record.

Chase Rathke also ran in California and hit a provisional mark. Rathke finished fourth in the 800m with a personal best of 1:50.60.

For the distance and relays at Commerce, the men’s mile relay team took first, ran their best time, hit a provisional mark and broke the school record. The team, consisting of Michael Eschback, Cameron Krc, Clarencio Guerrero and Gilson Umunnakwe, finished in 3:09.87

Brian Cooper (1:57.35) took seventh in the 800m, and Thorne Pettigrew (4:-6.87) and Luke Scribner (4:08.58) finished fourth and fifth in the 1500m. James Polasek (16:00.36) and Mason Wrobel (16:22.75) took fourth and sixth in the 5000m run.

The sprint relay team took third in 42.03, while the B and C teams for the mile relay finished third and seventh in 3:15.78 and 3:26.18.

For the women, Payton Shoush finished second in the 800m in 2:18.40. Tylo Farrar (11:44.94) took third in the 3000m steeplechase and Katelin Huckabee took fourth in the 1500m and 5000m in 4:52.50 and 18:21.12.

The 4×100 relay team of Amanda Smith, Nikki McNorton, Deylinn Garrett and Taylor Parkhill finished fourth in 49.07, and the mile relay team of LaDaria Nelson, Shelby Greenwalt, Jasmine Lewis and Jasmine Owens finished third in 3:54.16.

For sprints and hurdles, Kyle Johnson (53.34) hit his first provisional mark of the season with second place in the 400m hurdles. Nikki McNorton also hit a mark in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.31, and Krc had one in the 400m with 47.60.

Randall Kadlacek finished first in the men’s long hurdles in 14.56.

Nelson, Owens and Greenwalt took fourth, fifth and eighth in 58.06, 58.18, and 1:00.91 in the 400m. Shelby Terry (14.84), Deylinn Garrett (1.86) and Amanda Smith (16.04) took fourth, fifth and eighth in the 100m hurdles. Kara Bickham (1:03.94) and Stephanie Kornegay (1:10.06) took second and fifth in the long hurdles.

In field events, Davene Carter hit a mark and won the high jump with a height of 6’ 9”, and Nikki McNorton won the women’s event with 5’ 3”.

Marissa Westbrook also took first with her shot put event with a throw of 41’ 4.25”.

Travis Allison finished third in the high jump with 6’ 7”. Patrick Mchale (22’ 1”) and Peyton Best (21’ 11”) finished sixth and seventh in the long jump. For throwing, Nic Perez (48’ 11.75”), Kenny Odunaiya (48’ 3.5”) and Zach Pratt (44’ 7.5”) finished second, third and seventh in shot put, while Ramon Lee (139’ 9”) and Odunaiya (137’ 9”) finished sixth and eighth in discus.

For women, Shelby Terry (5’ 1”) and Katy Sikes (4’ 11”) took third and fifth in high jump. Taylor Parkhill took second in pole vault with a height of 10’ 0”. Terry (17’ 1.5”) and Garrett (17’ 0.75”) took fifth and sixth in the long jump.

For women’s throwing, Danyelle Dillard (40’ 5”), Brianna Johnson (37’ 11.25”), and LeAnne Flores (36’ 5”) finished second, sixth, and eighth in shot put. Westbrook (111’ 4”) and Flores (83’ 0”) were fourth and third in the discus and javelin, respectively.

In hammer, Johnson (141’ 1”) finished fourth, Dillard (114’ 11”) took sixth, Westbrook (112’ 5”) took seventh, and Flores (98’ 4”) took eighth.

The teams will not have another meet until May 1-3 in Kingsville for the Lone Star Conference Outdoor Championships.