Lamberson highlights Texans’ time at 2024 Texas Relays


AUSTIN – Tarleton State took their largest group in program history to the Texas Relays Thursday-Saturday with over 30 student-athletes competing across the three days.
Morgan Lamberson was the star of the show as she was the lone Texan to medal at the 2024 relays taking third in the Women’s 3000 meter Steeplechase.
Tarleton State had top-20 finishes across 15 different events at the 2024 Texas Relays.
“I am really happy with how both our men and women competed this weekend in a big time meet at the University of Texas,” said interim head coach Chase Rathke. “We took the most student-athletes ever in school history to this meet with over 30 student-athletes competing. We had three school records go down and numerous top-10 performances. Angel Contreras broke the 10k record which stood for 15 years by 36 seconds. Our Men’s 4×100 broke the school record and pushed the host school Texas to the brink of making the final. While our Women’s DMR (Distance Medley Race) broke our outdoor record and finished fifth overall in a loaded field. Morgan Lamberson was our lone medalist in the 3000m steeplechase where she ran an amazing race to place 3rd overall with the second fastest time in school history, only behind her run last year at the WAC conference meet. The women’s 4×100 also ran an amazing race and won their section over 30 other programs. Most of the team will now get a much needed rest week before we host our home meet the following Friday and Saturday.”
The track side of things for the Texans was highlighted by Lamberson. She finished third in the Women’s 3000 Meter Steeplechase with a time of 10:49.349. She finished behind Southland Conference member McNeese State (2) and host Texas (1). Lamberson already holds the school record for the event (10:47.78, 2023) but with her time at the Texas Relays has now run the second fastest time as well by almost a whole second over Aly Coughlin (10:50.26, 2014).
The Women’s 4×100 Meter Relay team consisting of Brya Davis, Anayah Copeland, Summer Croxton and Amandine Estival finished first in the Women’s 4×100 Meter Relay Timed Final with a time of 44.71.
Sage Lancaster moves to second all-time in program history after her fifth place finish in the Women’s 1500 Meter Run (Section B). Lancaster turned in a time of 4:35.527 at the 2024 Texas Relays.
The Women’s Distance Medley team of Lamberson, Alessa King, Kailey Sykora and Lancaster broke the school record in Austin after crossing the finish line with a time of 12:01.69 and taking fifth in the relays.
Georgina Balderas is now sixth all-time in program history in the Women’s 10000 Meter Run following her 10th place finish in Austin with a time of 39:09.242.
Davis rounded things out for the Women with an 11th place finish in the Women’s 100 Meter Dash with a time of 11.603.
Kevin Baez placed the highest on the men’s side with his sixth place finish in the Men’s 1500 Meter Run following his finish of 3:53.024.
Baez was a part of another top-10 finish in the Men’s Distance Medley Race. The team consisted of Jace Poole, Canyon Staton, Bailey Smotek and Baez. The squad finished seventh at the Texas Relays with a final time of 10:00.32.
In the Men’s 10000 Meter Run, Angel Contreras broke the school record shattering it by 36 seconds after his time of 31:14.257 and finishing eighth overall at the relays. The previous record was held by Gerzain Valenzuela (31:50.44, 2010).
Caterrin Cox took eighth place in the Men’s 110 Meter Timed Final Hurdles with a time of 14.16 seconds. Fellow Texan and teammate Konnor Hoerman took 17th place with a time of 14.39 seconds.
In the Men’s 4×100 Meter Relay the Texans took 11th place overall and the squad broke the school record with a time of 40.18. The relay team consisted of Reid Vincent, Justin Raines, Everett Sadler and David Mvundura. The Texans were just one place away from making the finals as they finished second in the prelims only behind the host school Texas.
Angel Gomez moves to fourth all-time in program history in the Men’s 5000 Meter Run after his 13th place finish following his time of 14:45.038.
After helping break the school record in the Men’s 4×100 Meter Relay, Raines earned a top-20 finish on his own in the Men’s 100 Meter Dash. He crossed the finish line with a time of 10.216 seconds and finished 13th overall at the relays.
Hugo Menin rounded things out on the track side of things with a top-20 finish in the Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles. Menin finished 19th at the Texas Relays with a time of 52.84 seconds.
Rylee Hennig was the lone Texan to place on the field side of things for Tarleton State as she finished 3rd in the Women’s High Jump Section B with a jump of 1.70 meters.
The Texans will have a quick turnaround as they will head to David Noble Relays Wednesday-Thursday hosted by Angelo State in San Angelo, Texas, at LeGrand Stadium.

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