2011-12 Men's Track & Field
Chris Beene
Chris Beene Image
Chris Beene - Head Coach - 8th Season

Chris Beene enters his eighth season as head coach of the cross country and track and field teams at South Plains College.

Since his arrival in Levelland, Beene has led the Texans and Lady Texans to a combined 18 NJCAA championships in men's and women's cross country, half-marathon, indoor track and outdoor track, all of which have flooded in since 2006.

The 2010-11 school year saw Beene's teams rack up four NJCAA national titles, the first coming when the Lady Texans claimed a share of the NJCAA Half-Marathon title in November by posting a score of 17 points. The following March the Lady Texan indoor track and field team dominated the field by nearly 100 points to lay claim to a second NJCAA championship of the school year and then both the Texans and Lady Texans swept the outdoor track titles in May, marking the third consecutive year they have combined to sweep the competition.

In all, Beene helped lead his athletes to a combined 28 individual and relay national championships as well as a grand total of 55 All-American certificates during the 2010-11 seasons. For their efforts, Natoya Goule and Jura Levy were named co-athletes of the meet after both indoor and outdoor NJCAA Championship meets. Beene earned the distinction of being named the Women's Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Meet as well as the Men's Outdoor Coach of the Meet.

Beene helped guide six athletes to nine All-American awards during the 2009 cross country season that culminated with the Texan men defending their title at the NJCAA half-marathon held in Overland Park, Kansas. Later that spring, Beene coached Kelly Closse (shot put, discus), Colleen Felix (javelin), Shakeeri Cole (800), and Marcelis Lynch (800) to individual titles in addition to helping guide the 4x800 meter relay team easily win in Hutchinson where both the men's and women's teams took home team titles for the second year in a row. For his efforts, Beene was later voted by his peers as Coach of the Year for both men and women.

The 2008-09 fall and spring seasons may very well have been the best in a rich history of South Plains College track and cross country teams as SPC won five championships out of eight possible, with the SPC men coming just short of sweeping all four. It all started with the Texans coming away with a half-marathon championship in the fall. The Texan and Lady Texan track teams then blew away their competition in the spring by sweeping each of the NJCAA indoor and outdoor national championships and are only one-of-four schools to ever win all four titles in the same year at any collegiate level. The Texan cross country team finished only 12 points away from taking the cross country title.

In the last six years, Beene has coached athletes that currently hold 9 NJCAA meet or national records. His athletes who have won over 100 individual and relay national championships, and a host of all-American awards.

Beene came to South Plains College from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, where he was named Women's NAIA Region 5 and 6 Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004. He also earned Men's Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2003 and 2004 and also won the NAIA Sooner Athletic Conference championship in 2003.

Before Wayland, Beene served four seasons as an assistant coach at Texas Tech University where he was in charge of coaching the multi-events, pole vault, and javelin. He has also had previous coaching stints at Abilene Christian University and Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

During his time at Abilene Christian, Beene was part of 12 NCAA Division II national team championships. He also coached two decathletes to individual national championships as well.

Additionally, Beene coached Stephen Moore and Trafton Rodgers. Rodgers went on to win the USATF Men's Heptathlon Indoor Championships, while Moore won a USA Indoor championship and went on to place fourth at the World Indoor Championships in Barcelona, Spain. Both have competed in the United States Olympic Trials, with Rodgers in 2000 and Moore in 2000 as well as 2004. Moore also won a gold medal in the decathlon at the Pan-American Games.

A former all-American decathlete, Beene received both his bachelor and master degrees in kinesiology from Angelo State University. He and his wife, Corye, have a daughter, Faith, and a son, Sage.

2011-12 Men's Track & Field Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Marques AtkinsonFRSprints/Hurdles  Mechanicsville, VirginiaAtlee HS
Michael AtkinsonFRDecathlon  Mechanicsville, VirginiaAthlee HS
Kemoy CampbellSODistance  Manchester, JamaicaBellefield HS
Jovan DavisFRHurdles  Orlando, FloridaWekiva HS
Emmanuel DensonFRSprints/Hurdles  Oklahoma City, OklahomaJohn Marshall HS
Rene EscobedoFRDistance  Eagle Pass, TexasEagle Pass, Texas
Jarvis GotchFRJumps  Carencro, LouisianaCarencro HS
Nelson HamptonFRDecathlon  Edinburg, TexasEdinburg HS
Daniel HarperFRSprints  Brampton, OntarioFletcher's Meadow Secondary
Shavez HartFRSprints  Freeport, BahamasSt. George's HS
Andrew HuntFRHurdles  
Jonathon LiraFRDistance  Plains, TexasPlains HS
Trevorvano MackeyFRSprints  Nassau, BahamasDoris Johnson HS
Shevaun MarshSOSprints  Brooklyn, New YorkWilliam Grady HS
Anthonio MascollFRMid-Distance  Bridgetown, BarbadosEllerslie Secondary
Winston McCormackSO   Mount Vernon, New YorkMount St. Michael Academy
Mark McCoySOThrows  Houston, TexasMacArthur HS
Dakarie McKinnieFRSprints  Detroit, MichiganMontford HS
Alistair MoonaFRSprints  Mississauga, OntarioErindale Secondary
Etron MoorerFRJumps  Charleston, South CarolinaFort Dorchester HS
Etroy MoorerFRSprints  Charleston, South CarolinaFor Dorchester HS
Vernon NorwoodFRSprints  Morgan City, LouisianaMorgan City HS
Julian ParkerSOMid-Distance  Baton Rouge, LouisianaCatholic HS
Kourt'ney PayneSOMid-Distance  Lancaster, TexasLancaster HS
Isacc PlacenciaSODistance  Lubbock, TexasLubbock HS
Luke SamarronFRDistance  Levelland, TexasLevelland HS
Kdon SamuelsFRPole Vault  Hartford, ConneticutJamaica College HS
Kin ScottSOMid-Distance  Baton Rouge, LouisianaSouthern Lap HS
James SmithSO   Dallas, TexasArlington HS
Bralon TaplinSOSprints  Round Rock, TexasStony Point HS
John ThomasSOSprints  Brooklyn, New YorkSheepshead Bay HS
Juan VazquezFRDecathlon  Juarez, ChihuahuaInstituto Rosario Castellanos
Braydon VillarrealFRDistance  Amarillo, TexasTascosa HS
Bretton VillarrealSODistance  Amarillo, TexasTascosa HS
Davion WintFRSprints  
Chris Beene - Head Coach - 8th season
Blaine Wiley - Associate Head Coach - 6th season
Mendy Wyatt - Head Athletic Trainer - 1st season
Frank Barker - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Tom Slagle - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Mercedes Vasquez - Athletic Trainer



Men's Outdoor NJCAA Champs 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Men's Indoor NJCAA Champs 1986, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2015

Men's Half Marathon NJCAA Champs 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014

Men's Marathon NJCAA Champs 1993, 1995

Men's Cross Country NJCAA Champs 1991, 1996, 1997

Women's Outdoor NJCAA Champs 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015

Women's Indoor NJCAA Champs 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015

Women's Marathon NJCAA Champs 1996, 2002

Women's Half-Marathon NJCAA Champs 2010, 2011

Women's Cross Country NJCAA Champs 2006