Track and Field Wins Against McMurry By: Megan Jewell
The Hardin-Simmons University track and field team members are having a strong season so far. They are hoping to have success at conference and are excited about their prospects for the rest of the season.
“The track team has been doing really well with everyone improving every week. We are in the peak of our season and expect to do very well at conference”, Honor Knott, a freshman biology major from Splendora said.
This past weekend the Hardin-Simmons participated at the McMurry University meet where many team members placed and even had personal records. During the McMurry meet, several people had personal records including Danielle Sauls, a senior pre-physical therapy major from Red Oaks, placed fourth in long jump.
Alexa Sowers, a junior communication sciences and disorders major from Carlsbad, placed sixth in high jump with her personal record while also placing third in triple. Layton Ranson, a senior exercise science major from Midlothian, who placed second in long jump. Nakiah Tolbert, a junior biology major from San Antonio, placed fourth in the 200m with her personal record while also placing fifth in the 400m.
In addition to this, many others placed well at the McMurry meet. She’ray Wilson, a senior fitness, recreation and sports management major from Euless, placed first in triple. Janae Green, a freshman nursing major from Sunnyvale, placed third in high jump. Justin Bingham, a sophomore accounting major from Houston, placed seventh in the 100m. Aiden Chalk, a freshman sports medicine major from Round Rock, placed eighth in the 110m hurdles.
Gunner Helm, a freshman exercise science major from Roby, and Garrett Rothans, a junior exercise science major from Austin, placed fourth in high jumps. Also, Jake Deviney, a freshman economics major from Bulverde, placed fourth in the pole vault event. Evan Hanson, a freshman computer science major from Dallas, placed seventh in hammer. Lastly, Nathaniel Finch, a junior finance major from Fairview, placed second in both shot put and discus.
“We are continually getting better every meet. We are getting ready for our next meet at ACU this weekend and then the conference is the next meet,” Nakiah Tolbert, a junior economics major and business management minor from San Antonio said.
Be sure to support the track and field team in their meet at ACU this weekend. The Brand staff wishes good luck to the Cowgirls and Cowboys as they wrap up their season.