LAKE CHARLES, La. — The University of Central Arkansas women finished fifth and the men ninth on Sunday at the 2013 Southland Conference Outdoor Championship at McNeese State’s Cameron Communications Track & Field Complex.
The UCA women got a second victory Sunday from freshman Brooke Cassar in the 5,000 meters — to go with her 10,000 meter triumph on Friday — to finish with 80 points. The UCA men used a second-place finish by Chance Tanner in the 400 meters (47.63) and a third-place finish by Daniel Reese in the javelin (53.31) on Sunday to finish with 51 points.
On the women’s side, Cassar completed the distance double-double with a time of 17:30.24 in the 5,000 meters to finish the meet with 20 points. Erika Setzler of Conway, who won steeplechase earlier in the weekend, got three points for sixth place in the 5,000.
Tanesha Maxwell finished third in the 100 meters (11.66) and fourth in the 200 meters with a school record (24.07). Khadijah Smith picked up a point with an eighth-place finish in the 400 meters (57.78), while Kayla Nehus got four points by finishing fifth in the 1,500 meters (4:41.32) and Courtney Efurd was sixth (4:43.46). Jean Black got sixth in the 100 hurdles (14.36) and Jasmine Ellis, the heptathlon winner on Saturday, added an eighth-place in the 100 hurdles (14.50).
Jean Black was seventh in the 400 hurdles (1:02.34), while the 4x100 relay team of Ellis, Maxwell, Megan Snow and Anilah Bashir was seventh (46.65). UCA’s 4x400 team of Black, Smith, Jasmine Johnson and Jordan Chadwick was eighth (3:52.64).
For the men, Tanner was seventh in the 200 meters (21.85) for two points, while Corentin Louis picked up four points with a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 meters. Trevor Peacock got up for sixth in the 400 hurdles (54.76), good for three points, while UCA’s 4x400 relay team of Tanner, Kelton Ray, Powell Bryant and Dustie Smith made the medal stand with a third-place finish (3:14.93).
The 4x100 squad of Tanner, Ray, Roy Lowery and Trey Carter finished eighth (42.16). Reese also picked up four points in the pole vault with a fifth-place finish (4.9 meters), while Elvis Stewart was eighth in the long jump (6.99 meters). Carter added three points in thee javelin, finishing sixth (59.99 meters).
Stephen F. Austin took both the men’s and women’s titles.