Outdoor track: OBU captures conference crowns at home
April 23, 2008
Tracy Drew clears a hurdle in the 110 hurdles event. He finished in fourth place Saturday. By Ryan Weaver
The Oklahoma Baptist University track teams continued their streak of dominance Saturday at the Sooner Athletic Conference meet.
The men and women both captured the conference championship titles, and Coach Ford Mastin was named Men and Womenís Coach of the Year. Junior Jonathon Hilton was named Most Valuable Athlete.
The women dominated in nearly every event. In the 100-meter dash, Aletha Hubbard placed second, Montouya Moore finished third and Tiffany Jupin was sixth.
Marissa Moseley won the 200-meter dash; Hubbard placed third; Sarah Patterson was fifth; Jupin tied with Nicole Cummings for seventh and Andrea Melontree came in eighth.
Moseley also won the 400; Sherene Pinnock came in second; Patterson was third and Melontree finished sixth. Melissa Farias and Shayna Legg came in seventh and eighth place, respectively, in the 800-meter run. Natalie Pederson and Sarah Taylor were eighth and ninth in the 1500.
OBU dominated the 5000, with Jessica Herbert placing fourth, Becca Murdock finishing fifth, Meredith Gardner coming in sixth, Pederson finishing seventh, Kayla Lee coming in eighth and Danielle Cummins placing tenth.
McKenzie Battershell was third in the 100-meter hurdles, followed by teammates Breanna Shippy, Abby Lewis and Optimum Baker, who placed fourth, fifth and seventh, respectively. Pinnock won the 400 hurdles, with Moore a close second and Baker coming in fourth. Battershell took fifth in the event.
The 4x100 meter relay team, consisting of Moseley, Moore, Cummins and Hubbard, won with a time of 47.2. The 4x400 relay team also took the first place honors, with Patterson, Hubbard, Moseley and Pinnock making up that team. The 3200 relay team of Shayna Legg, Emily Haynes, Baker and Farias won second place.
Moseley was second in the high jump; Baker and Shippy tied for third and Abby Lewis was fifth. Shippy won the pole vault, followed by Lewis, Farias and Haynes in fourth, fifth and sixth. Cummings placed third in both the long jump and triple jump. Shippy was fourth in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump. Lewis finished sixth in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump.
Kimberly Maley won the shot put with a personal best throw, and Olivia Boisse took fourth in the event.
Boisse went on to win the hammer, place second in the javelin and third in the discus. Maley placed sixth in the discus, second in the hammer and ninth in the javelin. Allison Hayes took tenth in the discus and ninth in the hammer. Shippy was sixth in the javelin.
On the menís side, Lamar Baskin won the 100-meter dash, the 110 hurdles and was third in the 400 hurdles. Dominique Mathews won the 200 and finished second in the 100. Ethan Mignard was fourth in the 100 and second in the 200.
B.J. Bashorun was fifth in the 100 and the 200. Derek Nettles came in sixth in the 100 and third in the 200. Daniel Dailey finished seventh in the 100 and ninth in the 200. James Davis finished tenth in the 100.
Bradley Jimerson placed seventh in the 200 and the 400. T.J. Lightsey was third in the 400; Billy Christy came in eighth; Jon Oie was twelfth and Prophet Bailey finished thirteenth.
Durrell Williams was first in the 800, with Justin Stroup coming in sixth, Trevor Martin finishing seventh and Bryan Christie placing ninth. Justin Duncan came in second in the 1500-meter run, with Stroup coming in fourth, Jack Coppedge placing sixth and Cole Tunnell finishing ninth. Lance Goodwin won the 5000, and Brock Stoltzfus placed third.
Tracey Drew was fourth in the 110 hurdles and second in the 400 hurdles. Adam Betterton came in fifth in the 110 hurdles and fourth in the 400 hurdles. Parker Jackson came in sixth in the 110 hurdles; Ross Harlan won the 400 meter hurdles.
The 4x100 meter relay won with a time of 41.27. The 1600-meter relay, consisting of Nettles, Lightsey, Betterton and Harlan, won the title with a time of 3:13. The 3200 relay was also first, with Williams, Coppedge, Christy and Bailey running that event.
Seth Brown placed second in the pole vault, with Parker Jackson and Mark Scott finishing seventh and eighth, respectively. Daily took third place in the long jump, and Brandon Gilbert placed sixth in the event. Cordell Weathersbee won the triple jump with Gilbert finshing third. Jovan Perez finished sixth in the event.
John Armstrong won the shot put and came second in the discus and hammer throw. Jake Cribbs finished sixth in the shot put and fifth in the hammer. Brown was fifth in the javelin.
Hilton scored 48 points on his way to earn the title of Most Valuable Athlete.
Hilton won the high jump and javelin, was second in the long jump and third in the 110 hurdles. Hilton was fourth in the pole vault and fifth in the 400 hurdles and the shot put. Hilton is the indoor national champion in the heptathlon.
Part of the team will travel to the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, this week.