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Lady Wildcats sprint to third-straight Red River Athletic Conference Championship (224 hits)

Women's Outdoor Track & Field


TATUM, Texas The Wiley College women's track and field team sprint past its competition to claim its third consecutive Red River Athletic Conference Championship Saturday at Tatum Eagle Stadium.

The Lady Wildcats who entered the second of the competition in second - won six of 10 events and scored 167 points to bring their final total to 236 which was 29 points higher than Our Lady of the Lake University. Taishia Pryce (FR/Jamaica) was co-High Point Athlete with 42 points. She won the long jump Friday and on Saturday was conference runner up with NAIA Championship qualifying times in the 100-meter dash (12.07) and the 200-meter dash (25.01). She finished second in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles.

Wiley College dominated the sprints finishing first through third in the 200-meter dash and 400-meter dashes. It also finished first through fourth in the 800-meter run. Natasha Poleon (JR/Vieux Fort, St. Lucia) who is a two-time NAIA Track Athlete of the Week and four-time conference winner won the 100-meter dash (12.03), 200-meter dash (24.14) and 400-meter dash (55.3). Danielle David (SO/Point Fortin, Trinidad) finished third in the 200-meter dash (25.20) and second in the 400-meter dash (58.60). Deja Harrison (JR/Houston, Texas) took third in the 400-meter dash (58.97).

Shamona Hunt (SO/St. Catherine, Jamaica) won the 800-meter run in 2:24.38. Harrison followed at 2:26.69. David came in at 2:27.13 and Bethea finished in 2:30.04. The 4 x 100-meter relay team of Chriss-Ann Thomas (SO/St. Catherine, Jamaica), Mark, Poleon and Pryce ran 47.7 beating its closest competition by over 1.5 seconds. Wiley College won the 4 x 400-meter relay by nearly eight seconds. Poleon, Harrison, Thomas and David ran on the team.

Several Lady Wildcats earned RRAC All-Conference. Mark finished fourth in the 100-meter dash (12.21). Hunt (5:10.53) and Harrison (5:11.80) finished second and third in the 1,500-meter run.

Posted By: Elynor Moss
Monday, April 24th 2017 at 11:32AM
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