2015-16 Men's Track and Field News

  • Erik Vance named new SPC track and field head coach
    August 12, 2016
    The South Plains College Track and Field program will begin a new era under first-year head coach Erik Vance. Vance served as an assistant coach for South Plains during the 2015-16 season, playing a crucial role in helping the Texans capture their 10th consecutive NJCAA Outdoor title. Vance will take over for former head coach Chris Beene, who stepped away to enter private business after 12 successful seasons at the helm, where he compiled 32 NJCAA track and field, cross country and Half Marathon championships.
  • South Plains well represented in Rio Olympics with 10 former athletes
    August 05, 2016
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is set to play host to the 2016 Olympic games, which will see more than 11,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees compete in 28 different sports, proudly boasting their countries respective colors, and a chance to be crowned best in the world.
  • Texans make collegiate history, capture unprecedented 10th Outdoor Title
    May 17, 2016
    LEVELLAND—Collegiate history was on the brink entering the final day. The South Plains College Texans held a 23-point margin over Iowa Central after day two of the 2016 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships at the Texan Track and Field Stadium in Levelland.
  • 2016 NJCAA Track and Field Outdoor Nationals day 2 recap
    May 17, 2016
    LEVELLAND—After day two of the 2016 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the South Plains College Texans and Lady Texans have put themselves in contention to compete for a national crown come Thursday at the Texan Track and Field Stadium in Levelland.
  • 2016 NJCAA Track and Field Outdoor National Championship Day 1 Recap
    May 17, 2016
    LEVELLAND—Day one of the 2016 NJCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship meet went as scheduled on Tuesday in Levelland despite the rainy weather conditions which remained consistent throughout the day.
  • Texans, Lady Texans prepared to defend Outdoor titles
    May 13, 2016
    With the regular season schedule complete, South Plains College is set to host the 2016 Outdoor track and field national championship meet on May 17- May 19 at the Texan Track and Field Stadium on the campus of South Plains College in Levelland.
  • Abdi, Spencer and Hyshaw sign their National Letter of Intent
    May 11, 2016
    LEVELLAND— Three members of the South Plains College track and field teams inked their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday afternoon in the Texan Club on the campus of South Plains College in Levelland.
  • South Plains track & field dominates Masked Rider Open
    May 06, 2016
    LUBBOCK—With a little more than a week remaining until the NJCAA Outdoor national championship meet on the campus of South Plains College in Levelland, the South Plains track and field teams competed in the 2016 Masked Rider Open at Texas Tech University over the weekend.
  • South Plains Impresses at ACU Invitational
    April 27, 2016
    ABILENE, TEXAS – Following an impressive outing from South Plains at the John Jacobs Invitational at the University of Oklahoma over the weekend, the Texans and Lady Texans were back on the road competing at the ACU Oliver Jackson Twilight Meet on the campus of Abilene Christian University.
  • South Plains shines at John Jacobs Invitational in Oklahoma
    April 22, 2016
    NORMAN, OKLAHOMA — With less than a month remaining until the 2016 NJCAA Outdoor national championships, the South Plains track and field teams were back on the road this weekend competing against some of the nation's elite at the John Jacobs Invitational on the campus of Oklahoma University.
  • South Plains dominates ACU Invitational
    April 09, 2016
    ABILENE? With 61 national qualifying marks to date, the South Plains College track and field teams showed no signs of slowing down this weekend at the ACU Wes Kittley Invitational in Abilene.
  • SPC Track and Field shines at Texas Relays
    March 30, 2016
    AUSTIN— After racking up 30 NJCAA national qualifying marks in week one of the Outdoor season in El Paso, the South Plains College track and field teams were back in action this weekend at the 2016 Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Meyers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
  • South Plains track & field combine for 30 national qualifiers in El Paso
    March 25, 2016
    El PASO— The South Plains College track & field teams began their 2016 Outdoor campaign as defending national champions this weekend at the University of Texas El Paso, walking out with a combined 30 NJCAA national qualifiers after week one.
  • South Plains Track & Field begins quest for collegiate history
    March 25, 2016
    10 consecutive national championships is not a term that gets mentioned very often in the world of athletics. If at all. Most likely due to the fact it has never been accomplished at any national level, ever. You can look back into the golden years of 1964 and see that John Wooden's UCLA basketball program won 10 national titles over a 12-year span, beginning in '64 and capsizing in 1975. Not bad.
  • Vernon Norwood to represent Team USA in Portland
    March 14, 2016
    South Plain's former four-time NJCAA national champion Vernon Norwood added another notch on to an already stunning resume, as the world-class 400-meter specialist took the top spot in the men's 400-meter final at the Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon on March 12.
  • South Plains Track and Field Places Second, Fifth at Indoor Nationals
    March 04, 2016
    WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA— The South Plains College Texans and Lady Texans track and field teams traveled nearly 1200 miles across the country to compete in the 2016 NJCAA Indoor National Championships on March 4-5 in Winston-Salem North Carolina.
  • South Plains Places Second, Fifth at Indoor Championships
    March 04, 2016
    WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA— The South Plains College Texans and Lady Texans track and field teams entered day two of the NJCAA Indoor National Championships with an opportunity to make a surge and contend for a national crown.
  • South Plains Makes Strong Showing on Day One Of Indoor Nationals
    March 04, 2016
    WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA— After day one of the 2016 NJCAA Indoor National Championships, the South Plains College men's and women's track and field teams have put themselves in a strong position to compete for yet another national championship on day two come Saturday.
  • SPC Track and Field Set for Indoor National Meet
    March 01, 2016
    Business as usual. With over 70 national qualifying marks on tap after four meets, the South Plains College track and field teams will travel to Winton-Salem, North Carolina this weekend to compete in the NJCAA Indoor national tournament, with an opportunity to bring home yet another national crown, which would make number 32 for South Plains head coach Chris Beene.
  • Fabian Edoki Named National Athlete of the Week
    February 24, 2016
    Third times a charm. For the third time in as many weeks, a member of the South Plains College Track and Field program has been named the National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
  • South Plains Track and Field Dominate At Home
    February 19, 2016
    LEVELLAND— The South Plains College Track and Field teams were back in action this weekend in Levelland to compete in their final Indoor meet before heading to NJCAA Indoor National meet on March 4 in Winstom Selem, North Carolina.
  • DeVante Lacy Named NAOTW
    February 17, 2016
    For the second straight week, a member of the South Plains College Track and Field program has been named the National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
  • SPC Track & Field Makes strong Showing In Arkansas
    February 12, 2016
    The South Plains College Track and Field teams made their third appearance of the 2016 Indoor season this weekend after competing in the Tyson Invitational at the University of Arkansas. Following the weekend, the Texans and Lady Texans have now accumulated 68 national qualifying marks, and currently hold the top position in several events. The Texans were lead by DeVante Lacy in the 400 meters, who's time of 46.61 was good enough for first place, and currently sits as the fastest time in the NJCAA.
  • SPC Track & Field Travels To Tyson Invitational
    February 12, 2016
    After another impressive outing from the South Plains College Track and Field teams last weekend at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, the Texans and Lady Texans are back on the road to compete in the Tyson Invitational at the University of Arkansas this weekend.
  • Hassan Abdi Named National Athlete Of The Week
    February 09, 2016
    South Plains College Track and Field standout Hassan Abdi has been named the National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association after his record breaking performance this past weekend at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas.
  • Charlie Thomas Invitational Recap
    February 05, 2016
    COLLEGE STATION— The South Plains College men's and women's track and field teams competed in their second indoor competition this weekend at the Charlie Thomas Invitational at Texas A&M University.
  • SPC Track & Field Travels To College Station
    February 04, 2016
    The South Plains College Texans and Lady Texans track and field teams will make their second Indoor appearance this weekend when they travel to College Station for the Charlie Thomas Invitational.
  • South Plains Track and Field Impresses In Manhattan
    January 22, 2016
    MANHATTAN, KANSAS— The South Plains College men's and women's track and field teams began their 2016 Indoor season with an impressive showing at the Deloss Dodds Invitational at Kansas State University against numerous division one schools from across the country.
  • SPC Track & Field Begin 2016 Campaign
    January 22, 2016
    The South Plains College men's and women's Track and Field teams will kickoff their 2016 season on Saturday at the Deloss Dodds Invitational at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.