Feb. 21, 2009
HOUSTON, Texas -
The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks won the 2009 Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field title by outscoring Texas State, 158-113.66, Saturday afternoon in Houston, Texas. The Lumberjacks scored 75 points to finish fifth overall.
Proving that Friday was no fluke that Ladyjacks came out early and made a statement in the women's shot put. Junior Kaitlyn Andrews recorded her first career individual title by winning the event with her throw of 47-5.25. Andrews bested teammate Frednisha Marshall who finished second overall with her mark of 46-0.50 to record her second all-conference honor of the meet.
Junior Chris Moody recorded an individual title for the `Jacks in the men's 400-meter dash. Moody recorded a time of 48.20 to win the event by 18-hundredths of a second.
Junior Silent-Joye Egboba-Waye added to the Ladyjacks All-SLC list of honors in the women's 60-meter hurdles. Egboba-Waye was the third overall with her time of 8.57. She was one of two Ladyjacks to finish in the top eight, junior Tabitha Riley clocked a time of 8.93 to finish eighth overall.
Freshman Nick McCloud just missed an individual title in the men's 60-meter dash. McCloud posted a time of 7.91, missing the individual title by four one-hundredths of a second. McCloud returned to the track to record a time of 22.27 to finish fifth in the men's 200 meters. Similar to McCloud sophomore Arteria Sterns recorded a conference runner-up finish in the women's 60-meter dash. Sterns recorded a time of 7.64, missing the overall title by two one-hundredths of a second. Junior Camelia Sams recorded an All-SLC performance in the triple jump. She finished second overall with her mark of 39-1.25.
Junior Josh Cruse just missed All-SLC honors in the triple jump. He recorded a mark of 49-3.50 to finish fourth overall. Sophomore Kelia Crawford just missed all-conference honors in the women's 400 meters. She posted a time of 57.29 to finish fourth in the event.
The Ladyjacks place three in the top eight of the 3,000 meters. Freshman Stephanie Ganter was the league's runner-up by clocking a time of 10:16.27 in the event. Sophomore Amy Shackelford was fifth overall (10:19.77), while Brittany Robertson clocked a time of 10:21.94 to finish seventh overall.
Other SFA athletes who recorded strong performance Saturday included freshman Jon Arthur who was fifth in the shot put (54-4.50). Senior Kelsea David was one of three Ladyjacks to score in the women's pole vault she cleared a height of 11-5.75 to finish fifth overall. Freshmen Sarah Sloan and Macy Wade each cleared a height of 10-11.75 to finish tied for sixth. Freshman Danielle Burchette finished sixth in the 800 meters with her time of 2:17.60, while senior Brian Wall posted a time of 1:56.22 to finish seventh in the men's 800 meters. The Ladyjacks placed two athletes in the finals of the women's 200 meters, as Sterns finished sixth (25.33) and Kelia Crawford was eighth overall (25.93). Junior Keith Mahipala just missed all-conference with his fourth-place finish in the event (8:31.34). Sophomore Mitch Ownbey was sixth in the event (8:33.37). SFA's 4X400-meter relay teams also posted scoring finishes, as the Ladyjacks recorded all-conference honors in the event with a third-place finish, while the men were fifth. Junior Chris Jones recorded an all-conference honor in the heptathlon, while freshman Andrew Plentl was fifth overall. Final point totals were not available at the time of the story.