Track and field puts on solid showing at relays

ULM Hawkeye

The track and field team led by junior runner Daniel Mutai strapped on long horns and charged hard at the annual Texas Relays meet.
Mutai set the pace for the team placing second in the men’s 5,000-meter run on Thursday. He topped his personal fastest time with a 14:26.52 finish and claimed the fastest time run by a Sun Belt Conference competitor.
The team sent only some of its strongest competitors and got a positive reaction from the crew.
Senior Josh Howard finished third place in the Section B triple jump event, recording a distance of 15.26 meters.
Competing in Section B of the women’s javelin throw, senior Marcie Richard also finished third place with a best throw of 42.93 meters.
On Friday, junior Clint Broussard finished seventh in the men’s high jump. The highest mark Broussard cleared was at 6’10,” which tied him with four other jumpers at that height.
On the last day of competitions, the men’s 1600-meter relay team claimed sixth place in the finals by running a time of 3:10.63, the fastest time of the season.
The team comprised of seniors Jestin Miller and Keyon Jones, junior Dimitri Hampton and freshman Jamel Sams finished Friday’s preliminary round seventh with a time of 3:10.73.