WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA— The South Plains College Texans and Lady Texans track and field teams entered day two of the NJCAA Indoor National Championships with an opportunity to make a surge and contend for a national crown.
There would be no change on the final day however, as the Texans took second place with a point total of 105, finishing only behind Iowa Central Community College's 132 final tally. The Lady Texans would remain in fifth and finished with 60 total points, with Iowa Central, New Mexico Junior College, Monroe College and Central Arizona taking the top four spots.
The first event on Saturday saw the Texans' Gabe Moore finish second overall in the men's 60 hurdles, with a final time of 8.65. Moore would then go on to place third overall in the pole vault competition, with a final height of 13' 11". In the women's triple jump, the Lady Texan's Felicia Frimpong took seventh overall, with a final distance of 38' 8.75", while Anyi Garcias-Solis went on to place ninth with a jump of 57' 9.50".
In the 4x800 event, the Texans team comprised of Atem Akok, Nicholas Rotich, Kelven Keter and Daniel Chan took sixth overall with a final time of 7:54.95. In the women's 60 meter hurdles, Medinah Spencer went on to place sixth overall with a final time of 8.88. In the men's 60 meter hurdles, Robert Dunning went on to place second overall for the Texans with a final time of 7.95.
In the women's 60 meters, Aaliyah Telesford took sixth overall with a finishing time of 7.58, while Taylor Hill placed eighth with a time of 7.68. In the men's triple jump competition, Fabian Edoki went on to place second overall with a final distance of 51' 1.75", while Saahir Bethea took fifth with a final jump of 49' 3.50".
The Lady Texan's Deja Harrison's final time of 1:37.28 was good enough for fifth overall in the women's 600 meters, while Moor and McBride finished sixth and seventh overall for the Texans in the men's 1000 meters, with final times of 2:54.23 and 3:00.22, respectively. In the men's 1 mile run, Hassan Abdi placed sixth overall with a final time of 4:16.62. In the women's 400 meters, Medinah Spencer's final time of 56.24 was good enough for third, while Mauricia Prieto placed seventh overall for the Lady Texans with a final time of 57.80. Okeen Williams would then go on to place fifth overall in the men's 400 meters with a final time of 49.25.
In the women's 800 meters, Latriceia Smith placed third overall with a final time of 2:18.06 for the Lady Texans, while Robert Down Jr. would take first overall in the men's 800 meters with a finishing time of 1:53.88. Saqukine Cameron's final time of 24.83 in the women's 200 meters was good enough for fifth, while Keter's final time of 2:32.03 in the men's 1000 meters was good enough for third place.
The Lady Texans 4x400 meter relay team comprised of Prieto, Harrison, Telesford and Spencer went on to take second place overall with a finishing time of 3:49.17, while the Texans 4x400 meter relay team made up of DeVante Lacy, Dedrian Windham, Robert Downs Jr. and Williams went on to take second place with a final time of 3:15.87.