Track And FIeld SBC Championship Results

May 13, 2014 · By · Filed Under Sun Belt Conference, Track and Field 

SunBeltSecondaryLogo_2013The South Alabama Men’s and Women’s track and field teams finished third and fifth respectively in the Sun Belt Conference Championships in San Marcos, Texas over the weekend.

The men’s team gathered 132 points finishing behind first-place UT-Arlington (145 points) and runner-up Western Kentucky (138 points). This seasons finish was a two-place, 52.5 point improvement from last season’s finish in the championships.

The women earned 87.5 points with first place Western Kentucky finishing with 173 points.

Jan-Louw Kotze defended his men’s discus title with a 56.20m throw on his fourth try, which was over three meters longer than the next-closest measure in the 19-man field and earned 10 points for the team.

Freshman Michael Pienaar earned All-Conference honors Friday in the 10,000 meter run and followed that up with two more on Sunday with first place in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:49.93.

Freshman Kaitlyn Beans finished first place with All-Conference honors in the women’s triple jump with a 13.19m jump on her fourth attempt which set a new Jaguar record and the top jump of the conference this season. She improved on her personal best by more than seven-tenths of a meter.

A total of six Jaguar student-athletes earned conference championships on the weekend with Leah Hixon in Women’s Javelin, Renaldo Frechou in men’s hammer throw, and Noelle Jones’ heptathlon.

Connor Smith earned All-Conference honors for the second-consecutive season with a 5.02m pole vault to earn runner-up in the event.

Justin Housley earned All-Conference honors in the 800-meter run where he finished third with a time of 1:55.39.

Ravaughn Pope earned All-Conference honors after finishing third in the 110-meter hurdles and setting a person record with a time of 14.17 seconds, the second fastest time in Jaguar history.

In total, the Jaguars had 18 All-Conference performances with contributions from 17 different student-athletes, broke two school records and also broke a pair of conference-championship-meet records.

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