LEVELLAND – It is nothing new for some of the top track and field coaches in the NCAA to visit the South Plains College Texan Track and Field Complex on a random Wednesday afternoon throughout the season. A 'who's who' of coaches have strolled into Levelland during the last several years, but the athletes on the Texan and Lady Texan track and field teams received a special treat when the University of Houston made a recruiting stop Wednesday, Sept. 17.
GLASGOW, Scotland – Former Texan Track and Field standout Latoy Williams completed a successful showing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games when he finished sixth in the final of the 400-meter dash Wednesday afternoon with a time of 45.63 seconds running out of lane eight.
DETROIT, Mich. – Former Texan track and field star Dakarie McKinnie was tragically killed Friday, June 20, when he was gunned down after leaving his job at the Chrysler plant where he had recently been hired. Dakarie was only 20 years old and was also taking classes to become a heating and cooling technician.
A standout athlete for the South Plains College Track and Field team from 2011-2013, McKinnie ran the leadoff leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that set the NJCAA record of 3 minutes, 1.32 seconds on May 5, 2012.
NASSAU, Bahamas – Following the completions of the NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships that the Texans and Lady Texans swept in May, several current and former athletes went on to compete at the inaugural IAAF World Relay Championships held May 24-25 at T. Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas.
MESA, Ariz. – South Plans College completed competition at the 2014 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday night, where both the Texans and Lady Texans swept the team titles for the fifth time in six seasons thanks to dominant performances from both groups during Saturday's finals.
Men's Outdoor NJCAA Champs 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Men's Indoor NJCAA Champs 1986, 2007, 2009, 2013
Men's Half Marathon NJCAA Champs 2006, 2008, 2009
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
Women's Indoor NJCAA Champs 2009, 2011, 2013
Women's Marathon NJCAA Champs 1996, 2002
Women's Half-Marathon NJCAA Champs 2010, 2011
Women's Cross Country NJCAA Champs 2006