Track and Field runs with purpose

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Over a three-day period, the ULM track and field indoor team competed in Lubbock, Texas at the Texas Tech invitational. The competition hosted numerous schools from across the country to find the best individuals in their respective events.

Freshman Jakob Fudge had the highest outcome of all Warhawks, finishing fourth in the men’s weight throw B section with a throw of 15.48m.

The field section of the invitational was especially promising for ULM as senior Micah Dye finished sixth in the men’s shot put A section and freshman Ray Dixon also finished sixth in the men’s shot put B section.

Finishing up on the men’s side, senior Levaughn Battick finished sixth in the men’s 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.16 seconds.

Men weren’t the only ones that showed the Warhawk spirit as freshman Jadyn Walden finished eighth in the women’s weight throw B section with a throw of 14.05m.

The Warhawks will travel in-state on Feb. 1 to Baton Rouge for the LSU Bayou Bengal.

The invitational showed that this team is in good hands for the future. Fudge, a native of St. Francisville, earned multiple district and regional titles in high school and also earned a state championship.

Dixon, who comes to ULM from Llano, Texas, earned area and district championships throughout his high school career.

Walden, who is from Conroe, Texas, garnered field MVP, first team all-state, first team all-district, and first team all-area honors in shot put as a senior in high school.

Sharon Jerono, a freshman from Kitale, Kenya, finished 13th in the women’s one-mile with a time of 5:27.57.