Texans Wrap Up LSC Indoor Championships with Seven Medals


LUBBOCK – Tarleton track and field wrapped up the Lone Star Conference Indoor Championships with 21 top-10 finishes, seven medals, four NCAA provisional marks, and three new program records.

The Tarleton women finished third in the overall team rankings with 77 points. The men placed fourth with 58 points.

Jenna Brazeal earned her second gold medal of the championship in the mile. The freshman ran a 5:13.05 to place in the top spot. Kylee Ponder also earned her second medal of the championship, placing third in the 400m with a time of 55.93. Ponder also broke the school record of 57.15, which was set by herself at the Pittsburg State Invitational earlier this month. Jasmine McQuirter also earned a medal on Saturday, placing third in the 60m dash with a time of 7.66.

The women’s 4x400m relay team placed third with a time of 3:52.01. The team consisted of Ponder, Jordan Anglin, Alessa King, and Kamrynn Schiller.

On the men’s side, the Texans earned medals in three events. Cornelius Coleman ran an 8.10 in the 60m hurdles to earn a silver medal. Coleman also surpassed the provisional mark of that event, which is 8.21.

Anterius Brown placed second in the 400m race and set a new school record with the time of 47.24. The previous record was 47.88, set in 2016 by Michael Eschback. Brown also hit the provisional mark in that event, which is set at 48.51.

The men’s 4x400m relay team placed second with a time of 3:13.30. The team consisted of Mikel Stone, Brown, Brandon McKissick, and Colton Troutman. The squad broke the previous school record of 3:14.91, set in 2015 by Terrance Gross, Gilson Umunnakwe, Cameron Krc, and Marquis Thompson. The team also hit the provisional mark of 3:16.77.

Mikel Stone also hit a provisional mark in the championship. Stone ran a 21.66 to place sixth in the 200m. The provisional mark for that event is set at 21.69.

In the track events, the Texans had 17 top 10 finishers, nine females and eight male runners. Four women finished in the top 10 of the field events on Friday.

The Texans will turn their attention to the outdoor season. The first competition of the 2020 season will take place Friday through Saturday, March 20th-21st at the Wes Kittley Invitational in Abilene.

Full Tarleton Results

Women’s Results
Triple Jump
9. Nakia Dunn – 11.23 (36-10.5)

High Jump
5. Gentrye Munden – 1.60 (5-3)
9. Emily Castleberry – 1.55 (5-1)

Shot Put
19. Marshae Davis – 10.77 (35-4)

Pole Vault
8. Marlaina Morgan – 3.25 (10-8)

1. Jenna Brazeal – 5:13.05
6. Taylor Richards – 5:27.92
12. Haley Dennard – 5:34.12
18. Johnnie Wilkinson – 5:49.55

3. Kylee Ponder – 55.93
6. Jordan Anglin – 56.74

3. Jasmine McQuirter – 7.66

7. Jenna Brazeal – 2:22.41
8. Haley Dennard – 2:27.64

10. Imani Williams – 10:42.54

3. Kylee Ponder, Jordan Anglin, Alessa King, and Kamrynn Schiller – 3:52.01

Men’s Results
Shot Put
12. Trevor Suggs – 13.76 (45-1.75)
14. Kendall Dearth – 13.23 (43-5)

6. Kevin Baez – 4:22.17
15. Dominick Vastlik – 4:35.71

60m Hurdles
2. Cornelius Coleman – 8.10

2. Anterius Brown – 47.24
7. Brandon McKissick – 48.40

7. Michael Simcho – 1:56.12

6. Mikel Stone – 21.66

4. Kevin Baez – 8:45.04
19. Quenten Lasseter – 9:22.57

2. Mikel Stone, Anterius Brown, Brandon McKissick, Colton Troutman – 3:13.30

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