SFA Sets School Record Saturday at ISU 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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