AUSTIN — The South Plains College men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up the 92nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays Saturday from Mike A. Meyers Stadium with a pair of top finishes in the capital city.
Running out of lane seven, sophomore Deion Lightfoot ran a blistering 14.16 in the men's 110 hurdles invitational, placing second overall competing as the lone junior college athlete. Running against a field of Div. I athletes, South Plains freshman Dorcus Ewoi turned in a ninth place overall finish in the women's 1500 meters, crossing the line in 4:41.52.
South Plains returns to action April 4-6 at the David Noble Relays on the campus of San Angelo State University, followed by a trip to Hobbs for the Ross Black Invitational on April 12.
Bryson Deberry kicked off the day with a second place finish in the men's high jump, clearing 7' 0.25" on the second attempt of his second bar, trailing only Nebraska's Miles Griffith who jumped 7' 1.5". Sophomore Ruth Usoro turned in a fourth-place finish in the women's long jump, posting a final mark of 19' 10.25".
In the men's 110 hurdles, freshman Devaughn Whymns qualified for Saturday's finals, placing seventh on Friday in a time of 14.05. In section b of the men's 1500 meters on Thursday, South Plains' Andrew Bosquez took third, clocking a 4:01.25. Freshman standout Gladys Jemaiyo earned an eighth-place finish in the women's 5000, posting a 17:71.51 for the Lady Texans.