Track prepares for SLC Championships

The Southeastern Lions men’s and women’s track and field teams will be competing in the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships this weekend May 11-13 in San Marcos, Texas. The Lions ride momentum into the championships coming off of an impressive performance at the Golden Eagle Classic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The Lady Lions finished second overall in the event accumulating three first place finishes, four second place finishes and one third place finish on the evening. The Lady Lions took first place in the 400-meter hurdles as sophomore Alicia Noels posted first place with a season best time of 1:00.93. Junior Jessica Fekete took a field event for the Lady Lions as she claimed first place in the hammer throw with a distance of 172 feet, 11 inches, while fellow teammate senior Renada Living claimed second place in the hammer throw.
The Lions have seen success at the Southland Championships in the past as just last season, now senior Kovey Simmons claimed first place in the pole vault going on tp claim All-American honors at the NCAA Championships.
“I graduate this May, so I just want to finish off on a good note, and help my team out as much as possible,” said Simmons.
Other Lions competing at the championships include senior Michelle Ogashi, who has the best women’s triple jump in the SLC with 42 feet, 6. 25 inches and junior pole-vaulter Brittany Pfantz who owns the second best mark in the conference at 13-01.75.
Visit www.lionsports.net for results for SLC Champions.