Texans News
04.23.2012 - [Track and Field]
Amethyst Boyd
Amethyst Boyd
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WACO, Texas - So far during the 2012 track and field season the theme for the South Plains College Track and Field teams has been to perform better than they did the week before. The results from their latest meeting at Baylor's Michael Johnson/Dr. Pepper Invitational indicate that trend has continued as South Plains claimed seven men's and women's championships in addition to improving upon 14 season bests that also stand as qualifying marks for next month's NJCAA Championship meet hosted at South Plains College.


South Plains dominated the field in both the men's and women's 800 meter runs as Anthonio Mascoll and Natoya Goule claimed men's and women's titles. Mascoll set a season best by nearly 11/2 seconds en route to claiming the victory with a time of 1 minute, 48.36 seconds. Goule, meanwhile, was competing in her premier race for the first time this season took top honors in a respectable 2:05.79.

Each paced teammates to season best times as well. Kin Scott continues to improve each week as he turned in his first career time under 1:50, finishing fifth overall in 1:49.92. Darroneshia Lott was not far off the pace in the women's race, crossing the line in third overall with a time of 2:08.61.

Sparkle McKnight claimed her first top finish of the season in the 400 M Hurdles, nipping teammate and school record holder Janeil Bellille at the line as the duo swept the top two spots. McKnight's time was 57.53 seconds, while Bellille was hot in her heels in 57.66 seconds.

Sophomore Kemoy Campbell earned his second first place finish of the season in the men's 1,500M Run as he cruised across the line for an easy victory in a season best of 3:48.86.

Amethyst Boyd earned SPC's only top finish in the field events with a best throw of 153-08 in the women's javelin throw, earning her fourth victory in the event this season.

South Plains also swept the men's and women's 4x440 yard relays.

The quartet of Amoy Blake, McKnight, Shana-Gaye Tracey, and Goule defeated a stout field that included host Baylor as they turned in a time of 3:36.47. Tyler Daniel Harper, Alistair Moona, Vernon Norwood, and Bralon Taplin also came out on top of a tough field with a time of 3:05.60 which is a season best for the Texans as the time converts to 3:04.60 to account for the change from yards to meters.

South Plains will now have two weeks to prepare and build upon this week as they will not compete the weekend of April 28. Their next meet is scheduled for May 5 at Texas Tech which will be their final tune-up before hosting the NJCAA Track and Field Championships May 15-17 at the Texan Track and Field Center.