Track and field finishes first in multiple events at Bobcat Twilight


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Brooke Phillips

In its second to last regular season meet before the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championship, the Texas State track and field team hosted the Bobcat Twilight April 21-22.

For the women’s team, Texas State placed first in many events.

One event the women’s team received first place in was the 4×100 meter relay. The team consisted of sophomore hurdler Kaylee Krenek, senior hurdler Antonisha Stewart, redshirt sophomore sprinter Tramesha Hardy and junior sprinter DeAijha Hicks-boyce. Texas State finished with a time of 45.83.

Krenek also finished in a close second in the women’s 100 meter hurdles event with a time of 13.91—first place being 13.76. Hardy came in second place in the women’s 200-meter dash event with a time of 22.16.

It was in the women’s 400-meter dash event that junior sprinter/hurdler Sydni Willis placed first and finished with a time of 56.25.

Another women’s relay team placed first for the Bobcats in the 4×400 meter relay event. The team consisting of Willis, sophomore sprinter Dawnshae Evans, junior sprinter Esther Oyetunde and sophomore mid-distance Erin Williams finished with 3:48.26.

For field events, senior thrower Julie Lange placed first in the women’s shot put and threw a total distance of 15.21 meters.

Junior high jumper Chelsie Decoud placed first in the women’s high jump event, she jumped a height of 1.80 meters.

The men’s team also placed first in events as well.

In the men’s 4×400 meter relay event, Texas State finished first with a time of 3:16.58. The team consisted of junior sprinter Kelson Pierre, redshirt senior mid-distance Tyrone Jackson, junior hurdler Christopher Green and senior sprinter Gilson Umunnakwe.

In the men’s 5000-meter event, the Bobcats took first, second and third place—with junior mid-distance Logan Pittdman finishing first with 14:46.11.

Texas State also placed first in the men’s shot put event. Sophomore thrower T’Mond Johnson threw 18.22 meters.

In the men’s long jump, it was senior sprinter/horizontal jumper Cody Schulz who finished in first place with 7.33 meters.

The last regular season meet for the Bobcats will be April 28-29 as Texas State hosts the Bobcat Classic.

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