The University of Central Arkansas track and field teams combined to win 15 events and secured 46 top-5 performances on Saturday at the UCA Spring Opener at the Bill Stephens Track and Soccer Complex.
The UCA women won nine events and had 28 top fives, while the men had 18 top fives and won six events.
On the women’s side, Hannah Noble won the high jump with a jump at 5-7, with Brooke Wright getting second (5-3). Rachel Durler won the javelin with a throw of 123-9, with Shawanna Brockman fourth (111-3.75).
Aysha Anderson won the 100-meter hurdles (14.89) and Tyler Rose took the 400 meters (58.36), with Demicya Griffin third (1:00.19). Ajah Criner took the 100-meter title (12.23) and Lauren Daniel was second (12.45). Criner also won the 200 meters (25:06), with Daniel second again (25.41).
Logan Morton took the 400 hurdles in a time of 1:03.09, while Victoria Campfield was second (1:03.88). Tashuna Sheppard won the triple jump with a leap of 38-0.
Charlotte Blair finished second in the 1,500 meters (4:52.10), with Taylor Dunn third (4:53.84). The 4x800 relay team of Blair, Dunn, Alejandra Ruiz and Skylar Lange finished second (9:56.09). Abbey Foreman finished second in the 5,000 meters (18:49.00).
On the men’s side, Eric Moore won the high jump with a height of 6-10.75, while Logan Hall was second (6-4.75) and Takudzwa Muchichwa was third (6-4.75). Brock Collins took the title in the 5,000 meters in 15:48.82. Zachary Jewell won the 100 meters (10.64) and 200 meters (21.45) and helped the 4x100 relay team to a second-place finish. Alex Hanson won the 1,500 meter title with a 3:56.73, with Julien Jeandree second (3:58.58).
Daniel Lawson finished second in the 400 meters (47.62) and Marcel Keeton was second in the 110 hurdles (14.85). UCA’s 4x800 relay team of Jaron and Jarod Hamilton, Alex Hanson and Shamal Sullivan won in a time of 7:58.82, while the 4x400 team of Lawson, Hanson, Jewell and Keeton finished second (3:19.06).
LAKE CHARLES, La.. _ The University of Central Arkansas Bears wasted a late-inning comeback in Saturday’s opener, then gave up a late-inning burst to McNeese State in dropping both ends of a Southland Conference doubleheader at Joe Miller Ballpark.
The Bears (7-8, 1-2) rallied from a 4-1 deficit with a four-run ninth inning in Game 1 but gave up a solo home run in the 11th inning to drop the opener, 6-5. The Cowboys (4-11, 2-1) scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on Dustin Duhon’s grand slam to win 8-3 and take the series.
The Bears return to Conway to host their next six games, beginning with a two-game series with Southeast Missouri at 6 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday, followed by an SLC series with Incarnate Word this weekend.
Millsaps completed a series sweep of the Hendrix baseball team (4-11, 2-4) with a 10-3 victory Saturday at Warrior Field.
Tanner Cooper and Layton Burge both had three hits for Hendrix.
Birmingham-Southern won a softball series, two games to one, with Hendrix on Sunday with a 10-2 victory at Warrior Field.
Jordan Mallard was 3 for 3 for the Warriors, who fell to 7-8, 2-4 SAA.