Arthur Sets School Record in Shot Put

Jon Arthur sets school record Saturday in the shot put.
Jon Arthur sets school record Saturday in the shot put.

Jan. 26, 2013

HOUSTON, Texas - Stephen F. Austin senior Jon Arthur set the pace Saturday afternoon on the second and final day of the Houston Invitational and Multis competition. Arthur recorded a school record in the men's shot put. Arthur recorded a mark of 63-1.25 to win the event by nearly 10 feet. Sophomore Derek Calvert recorded a throw of 51-5.75 to finish sixth in the event.

Arthur returned to the throwing circle to record a fourth-place finish in the weight throw. He posted a mark of 58-10.00 in the event.

Sophomore Cody Rhodes just missed an individual title in the heptathlon. He scored 4,815 points to finish second overall. Freshman Jamal Davis finished fifth in the heptathlon with a score of 4,579 points.

Similar to Rhodes in the heptathlon, sophomore Brarsheyia Simpson recorded a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash. Simpson's time of 25.18 was only two-tenths of a second off the championship time. Freshman Chasity Clark also jumped into the top five with her time of 25.39 in the event.

Colton Ross cleared a height of 17-0.75 in the pole vault to finish third overall. Ross was one of two Lumberjacks to finish among the top six. Junior Jamal Peden also posted a third-place finish in the long jump. He finished the event with a mark of 23-9.50, which was less than a foot behind the winning mark.

The Ladyjacks posted a top-five finish in the 1,600-meter relay. The team of Dar'Keisha Tryon, Cierra Johnson, Jessica Hatchett and Brarsheyia Simpson recorded a time of 3:51.84 to place fourth. Sophomore Melai Carter also recorded a fourth-place finish when she cleared a height 5-5.00.

The SFA men and women will have two weeks to prepare for the Iowa State Classic. The three-day meet is slated to begin Thursday, Feb. 7, in Ames, Iowa.



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