Track ranked No. 1

Multiple athletes set provisional marks at Cactus Cup

By Sam Fowler
On March 24, 2016


   Ram and Rambelle Track and Field competed at the Cactus Cup on March 19 in Kingsville.Nine Rams and five Belles won individual titles at the meet with four Rams setting Division II provisional marks.
   Senior thrower Asrael Arad won the men’s javelin with a provisional mark of 204 feet and two inches to move up into fourth nationally in Division II.
Junior jumper Hakeem Regis led the Rams to a top four sweep of the triple jump with a provisional and winning mark of 48 feet and two inches.
   Fellow Rams Jaehlin Wilder, Peniel Richard and Christopher Gray took home second through fourth, respectively, for triple jump. Senior sprinter Luis Perez won the 200 meter hurdles with a provisional mark of 21.15 seconds. Throwers Emma Thompson and Talli Morrison finished first and second in women’s javelin.
   Senior Thompson took home the individual title with a throw of 121 feet and one inch while Morrison threw 100 feet even. Sophomore distance runner Kelsey Warren led the Belles to a top three sweep of the women’s 1500 meter run with a time of four minutes and 56 seconds. Sophomore sprinters Kristin Wright and Kamie Halfmann took first and second in the Women’s 800 meter run.Wright posted a winning time of two minutes and 22 seconds with Halfmann four seconds behind her.
   Senior sprinter Jarett Lujan beat fellow Ram Pierre Valencia by one-hundredth of a second to take home the men’s 800 meter run.
Freshman Isaac Marquez completed the Ram sweep of the podium in the same event, as he finished a second behind Lujan and Valencia.
   Both the Rams and Belles currently hold the No. 1 spot in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association.

 

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