SFA Sets School Record Saturday at ISU Classic

Colton Ross wins the pole vault at the Iowa State Classic.
Colton Ross wins the pole vault at the Iowa State Classic.

Feb. 9, 2013

AMES, Iowa - The Stephen F. Austin men's and women's track and field team capped a successful weekend at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, Saturday afternoon by winning an individual title, and setting a school record.

Junior Cass Brown-Stewart posted the 'Jacks' lone record of the day when he clocked a time of 46.67 to place third in the men's 400-meter dash. Brown-Stewart missed the individual title by 18-hundredths of a second.

Freshman Chasity Clark just missed a second school record. She posted a time of 24.66 to place fifth overall in the event. Her time was only half a second off the individual title, and seven-hundredths of a second off the school-record pace.

Junior Colton Ross recorded SFA's lone individual title Saturday. He cleared a height of 17-9.00 to win the pole vault.

The team of Hampton Hawkins, Torin Crowder, Shawn Goff and Brown-Stewart posted a time of 3:11.20 to place third in the men's 1,600-meter relay. The Ladyjacks' 1,600-meter relay team (Dar'Keisha Tryon, Cierra Jefferson, Jessica hatchet and Brarsheyia Simpson) also posted a third-place finish with a time of 3:43.72 - 68-hundredths of a second shy of a school record.

Junior Jamal Peden captured a top-five finish in the men's triple jump. He finished the meet with a mark of 49-9.75 to finish third overall. Peden returned to the runway to record a third-place finish in the long jump (23-11.00). Sophomore Melai Carter cleared a height of 5-4.50 to finish in a three-way time for fourth in the high jump. Senior Jon Arthur was fourth in the shot put with a mark of 58-8.75. Junior Kirsten Knox was fifth in the women's long jump with a mark of 18-6.00.

SFA returns to action Saturday, Feb. 16, when they travel to Norman, Okla., to compete in the JD Martin/OU Invitational.



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