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Lady Wildcats sprint to third-straight Red River Athletic Conference Championship (385 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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