Also competing in California at the Mt. Sac Relays, Julie Lange added her name to the school’s record book in the discus and hammer throw.
SAN MARCOS, Texas – Competing at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California, Texas State’s Devina Schneider set a new women’s program record in the 1500-meter run.
Her mark was one of five top 10 marks in program history set this weekend in the Golden State or at the Texas Invitational.
“It was a great weekend! Exciting performances with room to improve,” said Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Jody Stewart.
Schneider crossed the finish line with a school record time of 4:26.59. Her time broke the previous mark by nearly four seconds. The freshman’s time is the second fastest this season in the Sun Belt Conference and fastest by a conference runner in the event over the weekend.
Also competing in California at the Mt. Sac Relays, Julie Lange added her name to the school’s record book in the discus and hammer throw. The senior unleashed a toss of 57.72m (189-4), personal best, in the hammer throw and posted a distance of 52.24m (171-5), season best, in the discus. Both marks rank second in the SBC.
Mylana Hearn uncorked a leap of 12.89m (42-3.5) up the road at Mike A. Myers Stadium on her second attempt of the day. The jump ranks in the top 10 in program history and tied her personal best that she set last year at the NCAA Division I Championships. Her distance mark is also tied for the second best in the league this year.
The fifth top 10 mark in Texas State history was set by Kyle Denomme in the men’s 1500m. He completed the race in 3:54.56, the seventh fastest in the SBC.
Along with the top school records, the Bobcats had 16 athletes and a relay team move into the top 10 in the Sun Belt Conference. Both DeAijha Hicks-Boyce and T’Mond Johnson recorded two marks apiece. Hicks-Boyce is now third in the 200m (23.96) and fifth in the 100m (11.71). Johnson unleashed throws of 17.85m (58-6.75) in the shot put and 50.41m (165-5) in the discus to rank second and fourth, respectively.
The men’s team had four sprinters post top conference marks in the 400m. Leading the way was Kelson Pierre at 47.97, tied for the fastest in the SBC. Following him with the third best time was Lincoln Warren in 48.01. Dexter Lee (48.41) and Gilson Umunnakwe (48.85) rank eighth and ninth, respectively. The foursome also combined to post the second fastest 4x400m relay mark at 3:10.81.
Sydni Willis became the second SBC athlete this season to surpass the one-minute barrier in the 400m hurdles this season with a season-best time of 59.73. Also ending the holiday weekend ranking second in the conference are Abby Hani (100m hurdles), Tyrone Jackson (800m) and Cody Schulz (long jump).
Other Bobcats with top marks in the conference were Dawnshae Evans (400m; 6th), Christopher Green (400m hurdles; 5th), Tramesha Hardy (400m; 4th), Courtney Johnson (high jump; 5th), Sidnee Land (discus; 8th) and Kylah Smith (100m hurdles; 5th).
Texas State is back in action when the program hosts the Bobcat Twilight at the Bobcat Track & Field Stadium this Friday and Saturday.
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Bryan Clay Invitational Results: http://txstatebobcats.com/documents/2017/4/16/2017_Bryan_Clay_Invitational_Results.pdf
Mt. Sac Relays Results: http://www.mtsacrelays.com/results.html
Texas Invitational Results: http://txstatebobcats.com/documents/2017/4/15/t_2017_texas_invitational.pdf