SLC Recognizes 21 Track Stars, Coach Olson

Adam Keul

Dec. 20, 2013

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – As part of its yearlong 50th Anniversary commemoration, the Southland Conference has announced its All-Time Outdoor Track & Field Honor Rolls. A day after announcing the indoor honor roll, the conference named the best athletes in Southland Conference history on Friday, and 21 SFA track and field stars made the list.

The honor roll includes 236 elite student-athletes that have impacted the sport since 1964 when the first first-ever Southland Conference Championship was held in Abilene. Southland men’s student-athletes have won 15 NCAA Division I Outdoor national championships, and 20 of the league’s former stars have made 29 appearances in the Olympic Games.

Eleven coaches also were recognized for their contributions to track and field in the Southland Conference, including SFA head coach Phil Olson.

Stephen F. Austin had eight men recognized along with 13 women.

Southland Conference 50th Anniversary
All-Time Outdoor Track & Field Honor Roll – SFA Members

Men’s Team Members
Cass Brown-Stewart, Stephen F. Austin
2012 and 2013 400-Meters Champion; Member of SFA’s 2012 and 2013 winning 4x400 Relay team; 2011 4x400 Relay All-American; 2013 400-Meters and 4x400 Relay All-American

Ron Clark, Stephen F. Austin
1991 100-Meters and 200-Meters Champion; 1991 200-Meters All-American

Nathan Flores, Stephen F. Austin
2002 5000-Meters, 10000-Meters and 3000-Meter Steeplechase Champion; 2002 and 2004 Outstanding Track Performer; 2002 Athlete of the Year; 2002 SLC Meet High-Point Scorer (30); 2004 SLC Meet High-Point Scorer (22)

Kevin Ellis, Stephen F. Austin
1994 and 1996 110-Meter Hurdles Champion; 1994 200-Meters All-American

Nick McCloud, Stephen F. Austin
2010, 2011 and 2013 110-Meter Hurdles Champion

Adam Keul, Stephen F. Austin
2002 Pole Vault Champion; 2001 and 2002 Pole Vault All-American

Marcel Williams, Stephen F. Austin
1999 200-Meter Dash Champion; 1998 SLC Meet High-Point Scorer (26.5); 1999 SLC Meet High-Point Scorer (30), 1998 and 1999 Long Jump All-American

Jon Arthur, Stephen F. Austin
2011 and 2013 Shot Put Champion; 2013 Hammer Throw Champion

Women’s Team Members
Mary Dickerson, Stephen F. Austin
2011 and 2012 400-Meters Champion

Danielle Burchett, Stephen F. Austin
2011 and 2012 800-Meters Champion; Holds SLC Meet Record in 800-Meters (2:08.01 in 2012)

Ashley Monteau, Stephen F. Austin
2004 and 2006 10000-Meters Champion; 2006 5000-Meters Champion; 2006 Outstanding Track Performer

Ana Rodriguez, Stephen F. Austin
2003, 2004 and 2005 5000-Meters Champion; Holds SLC All-Time Record in 10000-Meters (34:35.38 in 2005)

Amy Shackelford, Stephen F. Austin
2009 and 2011 5000-Meters and 10000-Meters Champion; 2011 Outstanding Track Performer

Lauren Smith, Stephen F. Austin
2012 5000-Meters and 10000-Meters Champion; 2012 Outstanding Track Performer

Chelsea Stephen, Stephen F. Austin
2011 and 2012 100-Meter Hurdles Champion

Jocelyn Stevens, Stephen F. Austin
2003 and 2004 400-Meter Hurdles Champion

Misty Ballard-Swan, Stephen F. Austin
2001 and 2002 Pole Vault Champion

Blake Gordon, Stephen F. Austin
2001 and 2003 Discus Champion; 2003 Shot Put Champion

Frednisha Marshall, Stephen F. Austin
2009 Shot Put and Hammer Throw Champion; 2010 Hammer Throw Champion

Marie Rusk, Stephen F. Austin
1988 and 1989 Shot Put Champion

Jennifer Hoppe, Stephen F. Austin
1999 and 2000 Heptathlon Champion; 1997 and 1999 High Jump Champion; 1999 Athlete of the Year; 1999 Outstanding Field Performer; 1999 SLC Meet High Point Scorer (24.5) 

Phil Olson, Stephen F. Austin
Six-time Southland Women’s Outdoor Coach of the Year in 2003 and from 2009-2013; Program has won six Southland Women’s Outdoor Championships in 2003 and from 2009-13

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