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Track and Field team heads to familiar ground in Houston


The men and women’s team competed in the Howie Ryan Invitational.

It was familiar ground to some of the athletes. A few of the athletes marked their personal best in Houston.

Women’s team started the day out with the 60-meter hurdles. Victoria Johnson, junior runner, made it to finals and finished fifth with a time of 8.97 seconds.

Kelly Trevino, senior runner, placed again in Houston, this time in the 3000-meter race. She was sixth and had a time of 10:36.53 seconds. She beat her personal best of 10:47.95 from indoor of 2014 at Texas A&M.

Erin Williams, freshman runner, competed in the 800-meter race. She placed fifth with a time of 2:21.20. She now sets her personal best.

Devina Schneider, freshman runner, was in the top 10 in her mile.

In weight throws, two athletes finished in the top 10. Talore Kelly, senior thrower, finished in second. Julie Lange, junior thrower, finished in fourth. Lange was .59 meters away from Kelly.

Chelsie Decoud, sophomore jumper, finished in first in the high jump with 1.70 meters. Two more athletes finished in the top 10. Courtney Johnson, sophomore jumper, and Raquel Robinson, freshman jumper, came in fifth and sixth place.

Kelly and Lange compete in the shot put and finish back to back. Kelly placed second with 15.82 meters. Lange placed third with 14.81 meters.

Mylana Hearn, junior horizontal jumper, placed third in the triple jump with 12.57 meters.

The men’s team fell short in Houston.

In the 60-meter race, two athletes made it out of the preliminary round. Cody Schulz and Aaron George, junior runners, placed 18th and 21st. Schulz beat George by .02 seconds. In the semi-finals, they were a part of the top 20.

Noe Belmares, junior runner, placed fifth in the one mile with a time of 4:15.07.

Three athletes made it in the top 20 in weight throws. Mason Davis, sophomore thrower, placed in fifth with a throw of 15.19 meters. T’mond Johnson and Samuel Hussey, freshmen throwers, placed back to back in 16th and 17th place.

Alex Tripplett, senior jumper, came in fourth in the high jump of 1.95 meters.

George placed second in the long jump with 7.49 meters. In seventh place was Alvin Chikaeze, sophomore jumper, and .07 meters short behind Chikaeze was Schulz making it in 10th place.

Chikaeze also placed first in the triple jump with 15.95 meters.

Roman Rodriguez, senior thrower, and Johnson finished in the top 10. Rodriguez finished in ninth and Johnson placed behind him in 10th.