Tarleton track teams finish fourth at ASU


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

Bethany Brooks/ Senior Reporter

Tarleton State University track teams competed in the Angelo State University David Noble Relays on April 5. The men and women’s teams both brought home fourth place. 39 runners finished in the top eight in their event, four Texans received gold medals, a new school record, and four NCAA provisional marks were hit.

In the distance and relay races, Lindsey Hinton earned her first NCAA provo mark of the season and broke her own school record in the 5K. Hinton’s gold medal time of 17:19.18 beat her previous school record time of 17:25.11 from 2012.

Aly Coughlin and Tylo Farrar also finished first in the 1500m and 3000m steeplechase, respectively. Coughlin finished her race in 4:41.96, and Farrar finished in 11:56.13.

Also running for the TexAnns was Katelin Huckabee with a third place finish in the 5000m run in 18:06.00. Payton Shoush ran a 2:20.96 in the 800m run for a second place finish. The women’s mile relay team of Jasmine Owens, Shelby Greenwalt, Jasmine Lewis, and Kara Bickham took sixth with 4:00.98.

Dylan Willet was another first place finisher with the 1500m run in 3:58.09. Chase Rathke finished second in the 800m in 1:51.55. The men’s mile relay team of Marquis Thompson, Cameron Krc, Blake Eschbach, and Clarencio Guerrero won the event in 3:14.66.

For sprints and hurdles, Nikki McNorton stole the show with an NCAA provo mark in the 100m hurdles. McNorton took third in the event with a time of 14.11. Also advancing to the finals were Shelby Terry (14.78) and Deylinn Garrett (14.90) with a sixth and seventh place win, respectively.

For the men’s 100m hurdles, Randall Kadlacek and Kyle Johnson added points to the Texans score with times of 15.06 and 15.28.

Cameron Krc finished third in the 400m run in 48.13. The 400m hurdlers Eschbach (55.39), Johnson (56.61), and Kadlacek (58.66) finished fourth, sixth, and eighth, respectively.

For the women’s 200m run, Garrett (26.58) and Greenwalt (26.93) finished fifth and seventh respectively. Owens and Greenwalt also placed fourth and fifth in the 400m run with times of 59.63 and 59.65. Bickham finished fifth in the 400m hurdles in 1:05.14.

For field events, 11 Tarleton competitors were able to add points to their team’s score. Davene Carter hit an NCAA mark in the high jump with 6’ 8.75”. Travis Allison and Patrick McHale finished fifth and sixth in the event with heights of 6’ 4.75” and 6’ 2.75”.

McNorton and Terry were able to place in the women’s high jump with heights of 5’ 4.5” and 5’ 0.5” for third and sixth place finishes.

Kenny Odunaiya finished in fourth for shot put with a throw of 50’ 4” and fifth in hammer throw with 149’ 8”. Ramon Lee finished fifth in discus with 150’ 4”.

Marissa Westbrook (41’ 1.75”) and Brianna Johnson (39’ 0.5”) finished sixth and eighth in the shot put.

Amanda Smith finished fifth in the javelin throw with a throw of 78’ 1”.

The next meet for the track teams will be the multi-event at San Angelo on April 10-11, then the two teams will compete in the Abilene Christian University/Oliver Jackson Twilight on April 12.