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.