LUBBOCK, Texas - The South Plains College track and field teams continued their season today with day two of the Texas Tech Invitational and capped off a great first meet by adding three more school records, taking three event championships and breaking the National Junior College Athletic Association indoor 4x400 relay record in the final running event of the meet.
Kelly Closse, who set a school record in the women's weight throw last night, began the day by taking first place in the shot put with a toss of 51-09.75.
Freshman thrower Quincy Wilson took fourth in the men's shot put and came within five inches of Chris Matney's South Plains College record with a throw of 55-05.00. Defending indoor NJCAA champion Michael Carter was also in the competition, but finished a distant seventh place.
In the men's triple jump, defending NJCAA outdoor champion Kyron Blaise broke the school record when he leaped 52-05.50 to win the event by nearly two feet, while freshman Ronson Small finished in fourth place, finishing with a best jump of 49-09.25.
Freshman pole vaulter Ryan McRight cleared 15-07.00 to finish third in the events ĎA' section.
Freshman distance runner Lisa Forsberg seems to be on her way to rewriting the indoor record books in the long events as she broke her second school record in as many days when she finished tenth in the women's mile with a time of 5:13.03.
SPC 800 meter record holder Shakeeri Cole finished sixth in the event with a time of 2:19.23. The time was well off her school record mark of 2:14.35.
Angelle Miranda, Angelique Lykes, Jura Levy and Chante'sean White teamed up to finish second in the women's 4x400 meter run, crossing the line in a time of 3:49.63.
In the final event of the day, the men's 4x400 meter relay team of Isaiah Gill, Troy Faulkner, Anton Kokorin and Rondell Bartholomew destroyed the field, the previous school record by nearly two seconds and set a new NJCAA record with the time of 3:07.58.
SPC will continue their season at Texas Tech on February 6th .
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|Mesa CC Shootout | Mesa, Ariz. | Dec. 27-30 | Bracket|
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