LUBBOCK, Texas - The South Plains College Texan and Lady Texan track and field squads continued competed in their second meet this weekend at Texas Tech and finished the day with two school records, eight first place and six runner-up finishes to continue success in the 2010 season.
Kyron Blaise best leap of 23-11.00 was good for first in the long jump. Freshman Ronson Small finished fifth.
Blaise and Small were not done conducting business for the day as they returned to finish first and third in the triple jump. Blaise crushed his own school record in the event by one foot, finishing with a best of 53-05.00, while Small's best was 48-11.00.
Lady Texan freshman jumper Erynn Young eked out a 1/2 - inch victory in the long jump, finishing with a best of 18-08.50.
Colleen Felix's leap of 39-08.75 in the women's triple jump bettered the next best opponent by over a foot.
Sophomore throwing sensation Kelly Closse competed well with a second place finish in the women's weight throw with a best toss of 57-08.50.
Freshman Quincy Wilson finished second in the men's shot put, barely missing his season best mark with a toss of 55-02.75. Daniel Rodriguez was fourth in the competition with a throw of 50-04.00.
Freshman pole vaulter Ryan McRight tied his season best when he cleared 15-07.00 for third place.
Anthony May fell just short in his attempt to become the lone record holder in the high jump. After clearing 6-10.25, May was the only jumper remaining in the field and asked that the bar be 7-01.00, ¾-inch higher than the record he tied on January 23. He took three attempts and came agonizingly close on his final jump, but nicked the bar to miss the record.
The Lady Texans qualified two sprinters to the final of the 55 meter dash, led by Jura Levy who was the third fastest qualifier with a time of 7.01 seconds and was followed closely by Shawna Anderson at 7.02 seconds.
Levy improved her time and barely missed breaking Anderson's school record of 6.93 seconds when she finished second overall in 6.94 seconds. Anderson was fifth, crossing the line in 7.01 seconds.
In the women's 400 meter dash, Janelle Redhead finished second in the second section and fourth overall with a time of 55.94 seconds.
Anton Kokorin and Rondell Bartholomew swept the top two spots of the 400 meter dash, soundly defeating Gil Roberts of Texas Tech, a World Championship qualifier last summer. Roberts went out quickly at the gun and held the lead until the final turn when Kokorin and Barthlolomew blew by him, with Kokorin taking the win in 46.94 seconds and Bartholomew right behind in 47.01 seconds.
Lisa Forsberg, who last week broke the SPC record in the women's mile, ran 2:13.28 to win the women's 800 meter run. The time was also good enough to break teammate Shakeeri Cole's school record. Cole finished third in the race with a time of 2:15.54.
Tallam Kipruto finished in second position in the men's 3,000 meter run, crossing the line in 8:45.19. Teammate Anthony Pequeno was not far behind with a fourth place finish.
Shakeeri Cole, Angelique Lykes, Jura Levy and Janelle Redhead comprised the SPC Lady Texan 4x400 meter relay team that finished in second position and just missed a the school record of 3:43.35. Redhead anchored and crossed the line in 3:43.42.
The Texan 4x400 meter relay team of Anton Kokorin, Rondell Bartholomew, Isaiah Gill and Marcelis Lynch dominated the field in a time of 3:10.20.
This is the final indoor meet SPC will compete in and they will now gear up for the outdoor season which will begin on March 11 with the Tarleton State Invitational in Stephenville, Texas.
SPC school records set at TTU Invite
800 Meters Lisa Forsberg 2:13.28
Triple Jump Kryon Blaise 53-05.50
Kyron Blaise Long Jump, Triple Jump
Anton Kokorin 400 Meter Dash
Anthony May High Jump
Kokorin, Bartholomew 4x400 Relay
Lady Texan Champions
Erynn Young Long Jump
Colleen Felix Triple Jump
Lisa Forsberg 800 Meter run