Indoor season finishes with flair

Jerimee Washington, [email protected]

Track and field continued the trend of individual first place finishes at the 2018 Sun Belt Indoor Track and Field Championship.
To add the icing on the cake, freshman Micaiah Dendy finished in first place in the triple jump.
Her personal record was a 12.44-meter jump, but in her fifth attempt, she took the title.
“We knew she had some bigger jumps in her after the last two meets, but to bust a foot and a half personal best in the triple as a freshman and collect the win was beyond expectations,” ULM head coach J.D. Malone said,
“I’m very excited for her, because she has worked through some hard times this year to get to this point.”
As a team in the 4×400-meter relay, ULM placed in fifth.
Senior Alton Clay had another first-place finish with a 22.99 meter throw to shatter his old record.
He also set the Sun Belt championship and conference record to regain his title from two years ago.
Senior Jemal Parharm Jr. trumped his second-place finish with a 24-08.50-meter jump. This was his best jump of the afternoon.
“Alton and Jemal set the tone for our team this week as always,” said Malone.
“They scored in both of their events, of course winning their specialty. They have led our team by example.”
Senior Brice Chaney also had a great showing by finishing tied for sixth place in the pole vault portion.
Overall, the Warhawks had 22 top-10 finishers at the championship meet. The men finished seventh and the women finished tenth.
The Warhawks continue to produce quality finishes in their track and field meets.
In both mens’ and womens’ action, they are making a name for themsleves and earning national recognition from people all over the country.
Their next meet will be the NCAA Indoor Championships from March 9- 10 in College Station, Texas.