Track & Field dominates in Bayou Bengal meet


Erika Guerrero, [email protected]

The ULM track and field team has once again showed up and showed out proving just how talented they are. Yesterday’s track meet was in-state located in Baton Rouge for the LSU Bayou Bengal. Although in-state for ULM, there were many teams at the meet from all over the country.

The ULM women’s track and field team took a total of two first-place finishes, five top-three finishes and eight top-five finishes. The men’s team ended the meet with a total of three top-three finishes and seven top-five finishes bringing the totals to two first-place finishes, eight top-three finishes and 16 top-five finishes between the two teams.

Brianna Sam, a sophomore from Pearland, Texas, and Sharon Jerono, a freshman from Kitale, Kenya, took home the highest placings for the women’s track and field team. Sam placed first in women’s weight throw with a throw of 18.35m and Jerono took home first in the women’s one mile run with a time of 5:19.34.

Brittney Roberson, Fiebe Tengrootenhuysen, Niaya Fant and Sydney Curry stretched passed the finish line in the 4×400-meter relay and grabbed the third-place title with a time of 4:02.56.

The women weren’t the only ones who showed up ready for race day as Jakob Fudge, a freshman from St. Francisville, placed third in men’s weight throw with a throw of 16.81m.

Also, bringing home third place was sophomore Sam Healy in men’s long jump with a distance of 7.29m with teammate Colm Bourke following in behind for fourth place with a distance of 7.15m.

The next meet will be the Samford Invitational on Feb. 8 in Birmingham, Alabama.

This invitational will be a bit of a road trip for the Warhawks, but based on their high placings of this past meet, there are high expectations for the Warhawks in Birmingham.