Six champions crowned and a new school record as day three of the WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships concludes


NACOGDOCHES – Six Texans can now call themselves a WAC champion after the third and final day of the WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

The first individual to earn their crown was Alan Palmer in the men’s high jump. Palmer came into the meet with the 11th best jump of the season. However, Palmer decided to give his final meet his best performance. Palmer jumped a personal best of 2.10m to become the champion.

Then, Justin Raines became the WAC Outdoor Champion in the 200m with a time of 20.62 seconds. The time ran became Raines personal best for the event. Raines also took fifth in the 100m event that look place just an hour prior to the 200m final.

Finally, it came down to the final event of the championship to crown our final champions. The Texans qualified fifth for the event with their season best time coming in at 3:45.15. However, the Texans wanted to finish the meet with a historic run. The team was comprised of Jordan Anglin, Macie Evans, Alessa King, and Taylor McFarland. The team completed a time of 3:41.39 to create a new school record and to become the 2023 WAC Outdoor women’s 4x400m relay champions.

Other Notable Finishes

Gabriele Tosti took second place in men’s triple jump, while Jordan Flores took fourth with a jump of 14.88m. Tosti jumped a personal best of 15.79m on his last jump to take the silver medal.

Ca’terrin Cox, Cornelius Coleman, and Konnor Hoerman placed in the top six in the men’s 110m hurdles. Cox took fourth with a time of 14.12 seconds, while Coleman finished fifth with a time of 14.33 seconds and Hoerman placing sixth with a time of 14.36 seconds.

Kevin Baez took eighth in the men’s 1500m with a time of 3:50.93.

Along with Raines, Reid Vincent also competed in the men’s 100m final. Vincent finished eighth with a time of 10.51 seconds.

Elise Smith took sixth in the women’s javelin with a throw of 43.63m.

Jordan Rae and Rylee Hennig both placed in the women’s high jump with Rae finishing in a tie in sixth place and Hennig placing eighth.

Ethan Bratton placed fifth in the men’s discus throw with a throw of 50.24m.

Kailey Sykora placed eighth in the women’s 800m final with a time of 2:16.83.

Team Scores

The men’s team took seventh place with a total of 77 points.

The women’s team took eleventh place with a total of 27.50 points.

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