Women’s track and field seeks first AAC Championship

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The SMU women’s track and field team will travel to Tampa, Fla. today to compete in the inaugural American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships.

The outdoor championship will take place at the USF Track & Field Stadium.

In the top-100, the Mustangs have three throwers, two multi-event athletes, one long-distance runner and one sprinter ranked.

The three throwers who are ranked are Helena Perez, who sits at 16th in the hammer throw (61.34m) and 34th in the shot put (15.92m).

Tochi Nlemchi, who is ranked 60th in the shot put (15.22m), and Rayan Chin, who is at 34th for the discus (52.48m) and 86th in the shot put (14.72m).

The two ranked multi-event athletes are Lucija Cvitanovic, who stands at 15th in the heptathlon (5,455 points) and 28th in the javelin (49.15m), and Lisa Egarter who sits at 28th in the high jump with a leap of 1.78 meters.

The one sprinter and one single long-distance runner who are ranked, respectively, are Stephanie Kalu, who is ranked 28th in the 100-meter dash (11.45 seconds) and 97th in the 200-meter dash (23.80 seconds), and Tora Magnusson, who is 43rd in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10.23.85.

SMU is looking to win its first championship in the school’s history after it had six people place with All-American Athletic Conference honors and three members of the team earn All-Region honors.

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