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Courtesy: Southern U. Athletics

Track & Field continues preperations for SWAC Championship

Courtesy: Southern U. Athletic Media Relations
Release: 03/25/2018
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HAMMOND -- Southern University track and field team competed against Southland foe Southeastern Louisiana Univesity in a duel-meet on the Hammond campus.

Donaldsonville native Terralica Mercadel hit her stride over the weekend finishing first in the 200m and 400m run with the time of 24.50 seconds (personal best) and 55.56 seconds respectivelly.

Danae Colston finished first in the 1500m with a time of 5:15.25

Tessa Toney made her collegiete debut in the 100m hurdle with a time of 15.24w (3.1) and finished first in the 400m hurdles 1:04.7m.

Vashti Hannah strong year continue finished first in the long jump and triple jump. Dominique Dorsey recorded a career mark of 5.41m (5.1) in the long jump.

Jamara Russ threw a career long 53.37m in the hammer throw for a second place finish.

Artis McCoy ran a career best 49.38 seconds for a second place finish in the 400m.

Kiprop Abraham and Nickson Muhindi made their collegiate debute in the 10k, recorded a time of 34:14.23 and 35:03.46 respectivelly.

The Jaguars will head west to compete in the 91st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays built by the Home Depot in Austin, Texas events gets underway on Wednesday, March 28 with the collegiate decathlon and heptathlon.

Thursday's action will highlight several of the distance disciplines, including the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters, and the steeplechase events across both the High School and University/College divisions.

The Friday evening session will showcase some of the non-traditional outdoor relay events with the sprint medley and distance medley for the High School and University/College levels. Several other premier High School events will be featured on Friday night, including the 1,600 meters and 300m hurdles along with 4x400-meter relay prelims.

Saturday will kick off at 8:15 a.m. with the High School 3,200-meter races. The Saturday portion of the High School 4x100-meter relay events will lead into an exciting, action-packed day.

Tickets
Tickets can be obtained at the Mike A. Myers Stadium Box office during the event or can be purchased in advance at TexasSports.com or by calling the UT Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 982-2386 or (512) 471-3333.  Fans can attend the event free of charge on Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30 with $20 reserved seating and $10 general admission tickets available for Friday and Saturday. Fans can save $5 on all-session passes when they buy online with $35 (reserved seats) and $15 (general admission) available.

Television Coverage
For the sixth year in a row, Longhorn Network will provide extensive coverage. A broadcast schedule will be announced soon.

     
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