Mustangs thrive, prepare at ACU
With the C-USA Championships looming, the SMU team proves it’s ready to dominate competition
Published: Monday, May 3, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The Mustang track and field team proved their talent Saturday at the Oliver Jackson Open at the campus of Abilene Christian University. With four wins and eight top-three finishes, the SMU team's successful showing will surely give them confidence going into the Conference USA Championships.
Sophomore Simone Du Toit continued her dominance in both the discus throw and the shot put. Her discus throw was her season-best at 54.45m. Her throw in the discus ranks sixth in the NCAA for the season and gave her a first place finish. She also took home the victory in the shot put.
Senior Lauren Kuhner was responsible for two of the team's top-three finishes. Her throw of 56.54m in the hammer throw gave her the win. Her mark of 44.56m in the discus gave her a respectable third place finish.
Sophomore Victoria Leks won the high jump with a mark of 1.70m. Sophomore Ayla Gill's throw of 56.19m in the hammer throw gave her a second place finish.
Sophomore Amber Evans was runner-up twice during the competition. In the 100-meter dash she had an impressive time of 12.05 seconds. In the 200-meter dash she had a time of 24.27 seconds.
Adding a fourth place finish to the mix was senior Chelsea Wells. Wells had a time of 1:04.64 in the 400-meter hurdle.
The C-USA Championships are May 13-15 in Orlando, FL. At last year's competition, the Mustangs finished in third place and Rice took home the title.