Abilene Christian Nabs Three Gold Medals in Day-Two Action

first_img Sam Houston State 18.0 9. Lamar 16.0 Men Points Women Points New Orleans Day Two Champions Team Standings After Day Two Lamar Central Arkansas Men’s Triple Jump Chris Welch Houston Baptist 15.74m /51-7.75 37.0 2. Abilene Christian 62.0 32.0 3. Northwestern State 50.0 Women’s Heptathlon Migle Muraskaite Lamar 5,221 25.0 5. McNeese 25.0 Event Name School Distance/Time 6.    Stephen F. Austin 19.0 T7. Sam Houston State 19.0 8.    Houston Baptist 18.0 T7. Southeastern Louisiana 19.0 26.0 4. Incarnate Word 38.0 NATCHITOCHES, La. – Sam Houston State overtook the top spot in the men’s standings, while Stephen F. Austin remained atop the women’s side as eight events were finalized Saturday at Walter P. Ledet Track Complex in Natchitoches, La. Stadium records also fell throughout the day after Central Arkansas’ Gracie Hyde breezed to a 10:27.55 first-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The women’s triple jump event also provided impressive marks as four competitors toppled a previous stadium record of 40-00.0 (12.9m), before Incarnate Word’s Sarea Alexander earned a gold medal with a 43-02.50 (13.17m) mark.After recording 40 points on day one, Stephen F. Austin continued their dominance on the women’s side with 25 more points in day-two competition. The Ladyjacks were boosted by a second-place finish from Brittany Innis (10:42.04) and a third-place finish from Taryn Surratt (10:55.03).Abilene Christian sits three points behind SFA in the women’s standings after a 24-point performance in day two. The Wildcats grabbed a bulk of their points in the shot put as Kayla Melgar registered 10 points on a first-place 52-08.0 (16.05m) mark. Annina Brandenburg finished in third place on a 51-10.5 (15.81m) throw.Sam Houston State registered 24 points in the standings to climb up the men’s leaderboard and overtake Northwestern State at the top spot. The Bearkats were led by Michael Nichols and Aaron Akens in the shot put as the tandem combined for 12 points in the event. Nichols finished second overall with a 58-06.5-foot (17.84m) toss on his fifth of six attempts, while Akens claimed fifth-place honors on a 58-06.5 (16.83m) heave. The SHSU men have compiled 47 points through seven events.Abilene Christian also holds the second-place position in the men’s standings with 37. The Wildcats logged 16 points in the shot put Saturday afternoon. Kai Schmidt boosted the ACU men with a first-place performance after delivering a (18.55m) throw in the shot put.The third and final day of competition opens up Sunday morning at 10 a.m. CT, beginning with the men’s javelin finals event. Field events will conclude with the women’s high jump at 12:30 p.m. Running events begin at 12 p.m. with the women’s 4x100m relay. The 2019 Southland Conference Championship will conclude with the men’s 4x400m relay, set to begin at 3:35 p.m.Live video streaming of the 2019 Southland Championships will be available through the Southland Conference Digital Network. Broadcasts can be found via southlanddigitalnetwork.com and on Southland Conference apps. 10. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 14.0 10. Houston Baptist 13.0 19.0 6. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 20.0 Women’s Triple Jump Sarea Alexander* Incarnate Word 13.17m / 43-2.5 Women’s Shot Put Kayla Melgar Abilene Christian 16.05m / 52-08.0 Men’s Decathlon Rodney Littlejohn Incarnate Word 7,248 Men’s 3,000m Steeple Ryan Cleary Abilene Christian 8:53.71 47.0 1. Stephen F. Austin 65.0 Abilene Christian Northwestern State 11. McNeese 12.0 11. Central Arkansas 12.0 Men’s Shot Put Kai Schmidt Abilene Christian 18.55m / 60-10.5 12. Southeastern Louisiana 6.0 T12. New Orleans 6.0 T12. Nicholls 6.0 Women’s 3,000m Steeple Gracie Hyde* Central Arkansas 10:27.55 Incarnate Wordlast_img

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