LINCOLN, Neb. – At the Mark Colligan Memorial on Saturday, the Texas State track and field teams combined for 26 top 10 Sun Belt Conference marks. Tramesha Hardy had a strong day on the track, winning three gold medals.
Hardy walked out of the Devaney Center on the campus of the University of Nebraska with conference leading times in the 60m and 200m dashes.
The senior crossed the finish line in the 60m in 7.44, sixth fastest in program history, to surpass Arkansas State’s Caitland Smith for the Sun Belt lead. Hardy followed with a time of 23.71 in the 200m that ranks in the top five in Bobcat history. The Houston native now holds the top 10 fastest times in the 200m in school history.
The reigning two-time Sun Belt Indoor Outstanding Track Athlete of the Year also helped the 4x400m relay win the event in 3:50.30. The foursome of Dawnshae Evans, Sadi Giles, Breonna Hall and Hardy combined to cross the finish line nearly a second and a half ahead of North Dakota State.
Joining Hardy with top conference times in both races was Sadi Giles. The freshman is third in the 60m at 7.60 and fifth in the 200m with a time of 24.83.
Also with multiple top 10 Sun Belt times for the women’s squad was Tina Sierra. She clocked in with the fifth fastest time in the mile at 5:02.21. The sophomore also ranks ninth in the 800m with a time of 2:18.84.
Both Sydney Cole and Leslie Romero finished with ranking marks in the mile. Romero is fourth in the event after completing the event in 5:02.15. Cole’s time of 5:04.91 is the ninth best this year.
Devina Schneider clocked in with the second fastest time in TXST history and in the Sun Belt this season in the 3000m. She crossed the finish line in 9:51.61, three-tenths of a second behind Romero’s record that she set two weeks ago at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas.
Kylah Smith led a contingent of four Bobcats with top 10 times in the conference in the 60m hurdles. The senior holds the fastest time in the league and tied for the third best in Texas State history after running an 8.38 in the event finals. Kaylee Krenek (8.61) and Javlyn Cameron (8.64) rank second and third, respectively, in the Sun Belt. Joining them with the 10th best time is Kattiana Ealy-Pulido.
Other members of the women’s team to rank in the top 10 of the Sun Belt are Naomi Ferdinand (long jump), Breonna Hall (400m) and Lashonda Tate (triple jump).
For the men’s team, most of the top marks came in the field events with two exceptions. Pedro Osorio Lopez clocked in with a top six program mark in the mile at 4:14.72, which places him third in the Sun Belt. Myles Anders sprinted a 6.84 in the 60m to place him fifth in the conference.
Brandon Busby sits atop the rankings in the weight throw. He unleashed a toss of 18.52m (60-9.25) to do so. He also ranks ninth in the shot put. Joining the sophomore with improved marks in the weight throw were T’Mond Johnson (17.66m; 57-11.25) and Bobby Smith (17.34m; 56-10.75) at sixth and seventh, respectively.
Joining Busby with a top 10 distance in the shot put was Jaylon Jorge. He posted a mark of 15.93m (52-3.25) to rank sixth in the league.
Akinshe Calica-Hill posted two top 10 distances in the long jump and triple jump. He leapt 14.52m (47-7.75) in the triple jump to place him fifth in the Sun Belt. He ranks 10th in the long jump followed a distance of 6.99m (22-11.25).
Ronnie Briscoe recorded a season-best mark of 7.14m (23-5.25) to rank eighth in the long jump. The Bobcats return to action on Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama for the Jaguar Invitational.
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