Betts stands out in Houston

HOUSTON — Roshunda Betts won the triple jump and the javelin and was the top collegiate finisher behind an unattached competitor in the long jump to highlight action for the Sam Houston State University women’s track and field team at a triangular meet Saturday featuring the Bearkats, Rice and Texas Southern.

Christian Ehrenborg led the Bearkat men with a first place in the javelin and runner-up finishes in the discus and the javelin.

Betts won the triple jump with a mark of 41 feet, six inches; the javelin with a throw of 157 feet, seven inches; and went 20 feet, 10 inches in the long jump. Her triple jump equaled the school record set by Kym Norsworthy at the 2005 Southland Conference meet.

Her long jump came within a half inch of equaling the school record set by Sam Houston State’s first NCAA Division I women’s All-American athlete, Precious Madison.

Ehrenborg won the hammer with a throw of 158 feet, five inches and was the top collegiate finisher in the discus with 165 feet, one inch. He threw the javelin 149 feet, 10 inches.

Other women’s event winners included the Bearkat 4×100 relay (46.45); Regina Offord in the 100 meters (11.94), Tiffany Singleton in the 400 meters (54.88); Erika Wright in the 1500 meters (4:53.4), Chaterra Blake in the 100 meter hurdles (13.62); Darnesha Stonum in the 400 meter hurdles (1:02.82); Jamie Spivey in the high jump (5′ 3.75″); Kendall Bass in the shot put (43′ 9.75″) and the hammer (157′ 7″); and Kim Olison in the discus throw (137’7″).

Men’s event winners included the 4×100 meter relay (40.63); Clint Blinka in the pole vault (15′ 1″); Bryce Miller in the 400 meter hurdles (53.67); Michael Courtney in the 400 meters.

Brandon Moseley finished second in the 5,000 meters to highlight action for the Sam Houston State distance runners as the Bearkats competed Friday night at the Stephen F. Austin Dogwood Relays in Nacogdoches.

Moseley completed the race with a season best time of 14:46.61. Dustin Joubert (15:23.16) was fifth and Rocky Kimmons (15:28.72) was eighth.

“Our distance runners are just beginning to taper their workload and sharpen their speed for the championship season in the next four to six weeks,” Sam Houston head coach Curtis Collier said. ” This was a good performance from this group at this time of year. I suspect we will see continually improving performances as we approach the Southland Conference Outdoor Championship.”

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