PIRATE MEN AND WOMEN TAKE 9TH AT SCAC TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
CONWAY, Ark. – In the final day of action at the SCAC Championships the Pirate men and women continued to post record setting performances, closing out the season in impressive fashion.
Avery Sheppard had a great run in the 400 meter dash finals, taking second place. His time of 49.87 was just 14 one-hundredths of a second behind first place finisher, Steele of DePauw.
The men's 4x4 relay came in 5th place in a time of 3:30.18 while first-year Sam Martinez snatched up 6th place with a time of 15:49.78 in the men's 5K.
Other finishes for SU were Allen Smith's 12th place finish (4:13.23) and Sebastian Winkler's 18th place finish (4:20.12) in the 1500 and Matthew Broussard's 16th place finish (2:04.04) and Addison English's 23rd place finish (2:08.97) in the 800 meter run.
The women broke some SU records as well during the tournament as well as posting some personal and season best times. Taylin Eckols, with a 6th place finish in the javelin, had an SU record breaking throw of 30.44 meters. The women's 4x4 relay also set a new Southwestern record, taking 6th with a time of 4:17.51.
Tami Warner came in 6th place in the women's 800 in a season best time of 2:21.11 while Laura Kromann finished in 17th in 2:35.24. Also finishing in the top 10 were Kelly Myers and Nekia Tharps in the 100 meter hurdles Myers took 8th place in 16.79 while Tharps was 10th in a time of 16.95.
Christina Hadly posted a personal best time by 19 seconds in the 1500. Her time of 5:14.35 earned her 10th place by winning the second section of the race.
The Championships mark the end of a very successful 2010 season for the Pirates.