Nine former South Plains College Track and Field athletes have been competing at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The 2015 Outdoor National Track and Field Championship concluded a little later than anticipated on Saturday, May 16 at the Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kan. Due to weather conditions the championship was delayed for multiple hours. South Plains however pushed through and did so in style, winning both the men and women's 2015 NJCAA Outdoor National Crowns, the ninth consecutive win for the men and second consecutive win for the women.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – At the end of the second day of the three-day NJCAA National Track and Field Championship, South Plains College Texans and Lady Texans have placed themselves in a good position. They currently hold the lead in both the men and women's standings. South Plains has already had three national champions, six national runner-ups, and numerous athletes that qualified for the finals on Saturday, May 16 at the Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kan.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The first day of the 2015 Track and Field Outdoor Nationals concluded with South Plains College earning two national runner-up titles and was the beginning of a two day competition in men's decathlon and women's heptathlon. The championship began Thursday morning with the combined events and finished up with the 10,000-meter run at the Gowans Stadium in Hutchinson, Kan.
South Plains College track and field Associate Head Coach, Blaine Wiley will be joining the track and field team at the University of Alabama as the Assistant Coach next year. Wiley is in his 10th season at South Plains where he coached men's and women's sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, and relay teams. During his time at South Plains he helped lead the Texans to 28 NJCAA team national championships, produced 107 NJCAA individual and relay national champions and had seven NJCAA men and women's National Athletes of the Year. He will be finishing his stint at South Plains after Outdoor Nationals in Hutchinson, Kan., May 13-16. To read more follow the link to the University of Alabama Athletics page: http://www.rolltide.com/sports/c-xctrack/spec-rel/050815aaa.html.
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