AUSTIN, Texas - The South Plains College Texans and Lady Texans continued to record impressive performances in Friday's morning session of the Texas Relays by advancing two relays and three individuals to Saturday's finals as well as coming away with a school record in the 100 meter dash.
The morning session began with the running of the women's 4x100 meter relay in which the Lady Texans ran in the first-of-six sections. South Plains received strong efforts from Janeil Bellille, Jura Levy, Amoy Blake, and Janelle Redhead to finish third in the section behind NCAA division 1 powerhouse Texas A&M and Clemson, crossing the line in 44.98 seconds. The quartet advanced to Saturday's final with the ninth best time.
Not long after the running of the 4x100 meter relay, Levy was victorious in section two of the women's 100 meter dash, breaking her own school record in the process with a time of 11.12 seconds to advance to Saturday's 4 p.m. final with the third quickest time.
Niko Williams-Richey and John Thomas each advanced to the final of the college division 100 meter dash as Williams-Richey finished with the sixth fastest time of 10.45 seconds and Thomas snuck in with the ninth and final qualifying time of 10.57 seconds.
In the final women's running event of Friday's morning session, Lady Texans Sparkle McKnight, Janeil Bellille, Janelle Redhead, and Natoya Goule ran a season best time of 3 minutes, 36.94 seconds to advance to the final with the fourth best time. The women's 4x400 meter relay final is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
In Friday afternoon field event action, Ronson Small opened the season with a leap of 50 feet, 31/2 inches to place fourth in the ‘B' section of the men's triple jump. Anthony May (50-02) finished in a tie for fifth an hour after completing the long jump with a leap of 24-06.50.
South Plains College will return to action at 8:15 p.m. tonight with the running of the men's and women's sprint medley relays. At 9 p.m. Kadian Dunkley will look to improve upon the school record she set last week in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Saturday's events will begin at 12 p.m.