Tarleton Track and Field has 11 top-3 finishes across 7 events at Wes Kittley Invitational


ABILENE – Tarleton State came home with a handful of medals following 11 athletes placing in the top-three at the 2024 Wes Kittley Invitational.

Three gold medal finishes highlighted the Texans’ time in Abilene as Brya Davis took the Women’s 100 meter dash, Summer Croxton took the Women’s 200 meter dash and the Women’s 4×100 meter relay team consisting of Anayas Copeland, Croxton, Amandine Estival and Davis took home the top prize Saturday.


The track is where the Texans found most of their success having eight of their 11 top finishes in-between the lanes.

In the Women’s 100 meter dash the Purple and White made a clean sweep collecting gold, silver and bronze. Davis took home the top prize winning the event with a time of 11.89 seconds followed by teammate Estival who finished with a time of 11.97 seconds earning her second place. Danielle Thomas rounded things out taking third with a time of 12.15 seconds.

In the Women’s 200 meter dash the Texans took the top-two spots earning the fourth and fifth medals for Tarleton State. Croxton crossed the finish line first with a time of 24.55 seconds earning the second gold medal for the Purple and White. Copeland wasn’t far behind finishing second with a time of 24.78 seconds.

In the Women’s 4×100 meter relay the Texans squads took first and third earning the third and final gold medal for the Purple and White. The team of Copeland, Croxton, Estival and Davis took home gold with a time of 46.45 seconds. Bronze was taken home by the team of Anna Hudson, Danielle Thomas, Alessa King and Aaliyah Rifort-Delem after they turned in a time of 47.55 seconds.

The final athlete to earn a top-three finish was Justin Raines on the men’s side as he placed second in the Men’s 100 meter dash with a time of 10.44 seconds.


The Texans took home three silver medals in the field events across three different events.

Kylee Willis earned the first silver in the Women’s High Jump with a leap of 1.55 meters.

In the Women’s Hammer Throw, Bonnie Clifton took home silver after a throw of 46.41 meters.

Mason Hill rounded things out with a silver medal finish in the Men’s Shot Put after a throw of 16.09 meters.

The Texans will be back in action Friday-Saturday in Waco at the Clyde Hart Invitational hosted by Baylor.

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