AUSTIN — Day two of the 91st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays from Mike A. Meyers stadium saw the completion of the decathlon and heptathlon and field events get underway with South Plains notching several national qualifying marks.
In the women's 400 hurdles, freshman Janiel Moore hit a national qualifying mark with a 1:04.15 coming out of heat 6. The Texans would pick up a pair of national marks in the men's 400 hurdles as sophomore William Watson ran a 52.09 placing third in heat nine. Sophomore Myles Scott would also hit a national mark and set a new personal best, taking fifth in heat six with a 54.01.
"Will and Myles really went out and competed well today," South Plains head coach Erik Vance. "They were running against a very talented field and ran hard, and we know they have their best races ahead of them this season."
Competing against a field of Div. I athletes, freshman Asani Hylton wrapped up the decathlon with a 12th place overall finish, tallying 6699 points. Sophomore Patrick Johnson also had a strong outing, taking 14th overall with 6095 points.
Hylton earned a pair of top 10 finishes on Thursday including a sixth-place finish in the 1500 meters, clocking a time of 4:50.23. Hylton would then take eighth in the javelin throw with a mark of 162' 8". Johnson battled for the top spot in the 110-meter hurdles, setting a new personal best and placed third overall with a time of 14.72. In the final event of the day, freshman Andrew Bosquez hit a national mark in the men's 5000 meters, clocking a final time of 14:49.00.
"We started the multis on Wednesday and finished up today, and both guys did a great job," Vance said. "I think both left a few points out there and made a couple mistakes but kept plugging along, and we know they're only going to get stronger as the year goes on."
Also competing on Thursday for Southeastern Louisiana is former South Plains All-American javelin thrower Adrian Willams, who won the men's Section B javelin event by nearly nine feet with a mark of 223' 3".
Action will continue on Friday with field events getting underway at 9 a.m., with running events set to begin with the 4x100 relay at 9:35 a.m.
Full results: http://relays.texassports.com/