SFA Records Eight Titles at Wichita State Meet
April 28, 2013
Stephen F. Austin men's and women's track and field teams combined for six individual titles, and two relay titles Saturday at the Track-It Buster Invitational in Wichita, Kan. Despite the overwhelming success on both sides, it was a heartbreaking day for the SFA as it recorded eight runner-up performances.
Senior Jon Arthur recorded the first victory of the day with his throw of 198-1 in the hammer throw. Arthur returned to the throwing circle two more times to post another victory and a top-five finish. His other win came in the shot put (58-7.25), while he finished third in the discus.
Sophomore La'Tricia Griffin just missed adding two titles to the team tally with a couple of runner-up finishes in the hammer throw and discus, but finally came through in her third event of the day. After flirting with victories in her two previous events, Griffin brought home a win in the women's shot put with a throw of 49-1.50.
Junior Shambrail Woods recorded the Ladyjacks' second title of the afternoon. She posted a jump of 18-2.50 to win the women's long jump section `B' finals.
Senior Nick McCloud won the team's first track title of the day. Clocking a time of 14.33 in the 110-meter hurdles. Sophomore Brarysheyia Simpson added to the team's title haul in the women's 200-meter dash. She clocked a time of 24.27 to take the title.
The Ladyjack team of Keisha Tryon, Cierra Jefferson, Jessica Hatchett and Simpson clocked a time of 3:44.01 to win the women's 1,600-meter relay. The 'Jacks 4x400-meter relay team of Shawn Goff, Torin Crowder, Josh Taylor and Cass Brown-Stewart made it a sweep in the event when they recorded a time of 3:11.55.
SFA will take a week to prepare before heading to Lake Charles, La., for the first day of the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships. The three-day championship meet will begin Friday, May 10th.