Track team shines at Cameron Meet

The Lions’ track & field teams continued their success this past weekend, taking home eight first place wins. 

The Lions had standout performances Friday in Lake Charles. They performed at the Cameron Communications College Indoor Meet hosted by McNeese. 

The men throwers completely took over the meet, placing in first, second and third. Junior Alex Young placed first with a mark of 68-05.75. Junior Jonathan Kinchen came in a close second behind his fellow teammate, Young, with a mark of 68-04.50. Third place was senior Brett Olsen. He placed in the event with a mark of 58-00.25.

Young was the only player from the team to place first in two events. He won the shot put event with a distance of 53-09.75. His teammate, Olsen placed third in the shot put event, tossing for a distance of 49-05.00.

“This prep for this competition was minimal,” said head coach Sean Brady. “We treated this competition as if it were a very competitive practice.”

The women also succeeded this weekend. Junior Misha Frazier won the throw event with a personal best record, a distance of 63-02.75.

Frazier was not the only player to have a new personal best. Senior teammate Amber Darville won the women’s shot put event with a distance of 47-02.50. This beat her original record by three feet. Frazier also placed second in this event with a mark of 45-11.25.

“I prepared for this meet at practice working on my technique for consistency,” said Darville. “It felt great to finally throw over 45 feet. I am all smiles.”

Daijah Washington, freshman, placed first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.16. 

Placing in two events, sophomore Kayla Quincy won the 400-meter dash. Her time was 1:02.46. She also helped fellow teammates Bayleigh Butler, Vanessa Williams and Domonique White win the 4×400-meter relay. Their time was marked at 4.10.96. 

Butler also placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:03.55 and Williams placed third with a time of 1:04.20. 

The Lion’s also had players place in the pole vault. Devin King, freshman, placed second for the men (16-04.75). Junior Sharon Ann Ourso and  Sophomore Whitney Adams tied for third place for the women 


“As a whole we had a great meet. The results do not reflect how well we executed and the level we operated as a group under these conditions,” said Brady. “However, both teams had several athletes who had season best and personal records.” 

Other top finishers for the Lions were Raeven Scott, (women’s high jump, 2nd, 5-01.00), Bernadette Derosier, (women’s triple jump, 2nd, 36-09), Charlyn Miller (3rd, women’s 55-meter hurdles, 8.43) and Kaelynn Smith (women’s 200-meter dash, 3rd, 27.98).

In two weeks, Track & Field will compete in the 2015 Southland Conference Indoor Championship in Birmingham, Alabama.

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