Special to the E-T

Tarleton Sports Information

Special to the E-T

Tarleton Sports Information

ABILENE Ė The Tarleton track and field teams are competing in the Lone Star Conference Track and Field Championships this weekend in Abilene, and both teams are in second place after the first full day of competition.

Tarletonís menís team was in second for most of the day through the first six events scored, but Angelo State pulled into second with 41 points while the Texans have 41. Abilene Christian has 96 points. Texas A&M-Kingsville (27), Texas A&M-Commerce (13) and Eastern New Mexico (3) are also competing in the LSC Championships.

The women have totaled 25 points behind ACU (114) and Angelo State (76). The TexAnns are nine points ahead of Texas A&M-Commerce while Eastern New Mexico (10) and Texas A&M-Kingsville (6) are also competing at the event.

Jared McNeil won the menís 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:53.11, just 6.46 seconds ahead of teammate Kevin Emmert (9:59.57). Westyn Rosilies was sixth with a time of 10:33.75. The Texan trio scored 18 points for Tarleton in the event.

Danielle Youngblood won her heat of the 100-meter dash Saturday and turned in the fastest time heading into Sundayís finals with a time of 12.00. Chelsey Bradford is third overall in the event with a time of 12.27.

Tarletonís men have the top two times in the preliminary heats in the 100-meter dash, both turning winning their respective heats. Theo Miller and Roderick Smith each turned in a 10.77 100-meter dash Saturday. Also running in the event for the Texans was Sheldon Feist (11.06), Cameron Wilson (11.08) and Austin Griffin (11.11).

In the womenís 200-meter dash, Youngblood has the third best time (24.93) heading into the finals while Courtney Pleasant (25.48) and Jessica Ryan (25.54) are third and fourth, respectively. Bradford also ran, running a 26.84 in the event.

Miller has the third best time in the 200-meter race with a 21.84 while Wilson is fifth heading into the finals with a time of 22.23. Roderick Smith also qualified for the finals with a time of 22.34, as did Griffin with a time of 22.37. Tarletonís Tremaine Wright (22.44), Sheldon Feist (22.47), Roberts (23.54), Edwards (23.83) and Jared Hurd (24.30) also ran for the Texans.

Claudia Castanon finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:22.48 to score eight points for the TexAnns while Kymberlee Trnka was fourth (12:48.51) to score four points.

Courtney Pleasant qualified for Sundayís finals in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.53 seconds. She was second in her heat and third overall heading into the finals.

Gerzain Valenzuela was fifth in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 34:13.31 to score two points for the Texans. Ryan Quasada (34:57.76) also ran for Tarleton.

Morgan Kuykendall was fifth in the 10,000-meters with a time of 43:49.36 while Trnka was sixth with a time of 43:57.69. The duo scored three points for the TexAnns.

Chad Edwards qualified for the menís 400-meter dash with a time of 50.39, seventh heading into Sundayís race. Also running for the Texans on Saturday was Anthony Gerhard (52.15), Sherraud Roberts (52.63) and Jared Hurd (53.68).

Casey Keeter was sixth in the hammer throw with a mark of 141-04 to score a point for the Texans while teammate Nolan Eubanks was eighth with a throw of 137-09. Michael Pratt threw 126-10 for 10th place.

Eubanks then scored a point after finishing sixth in the discus with a toss of 152-03. Pratt was ninth (142-05) in the event while Keeter was 10th (139-11).

Laura Skinner placed second in the womenís high jump after clearing 5-03.25 to score eight points for the TexAnns while Cassidi Porter scored two points, finishing fifth with a clearance of 5-01.25.

Stephen Dombrowski scored eight points for Tarleton while finishing second in the high jump after clearing 6-03.50. Aaron Schickendanz cleared the same height, but he was declared the third place finisher behind Dombrowski, scoring six points.

Laramie Huddleston was seventh in the menís long jump with a vault of 21-04.00 while Sheldon Feist was 16th (19-11.50) and Chad Edwards was 18th (16-03.75).

Kari-Ann Wagner was ninth in the pole vault, clearing 10-02.75.

Meredeth Persinger finished ninth in the hammer throw with a chunk of 117-08. The freshman then finished eighth in the discus with a mark of 117-05.

The meet concluded on Sunday. See the Tuesday edition of the E-T for results.