Sam Houston State women earn first SLC indoor track and field championship

HOUSTON (SID) – Sam Houston State University won its first ever women’s Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship at the University of Houston on Saturday, dethroning two-time defending champion Stephen F. Austin, which finished fourth with 85.28 points.

Fisher scored 20 points by winning the 60 and 200-meter dashes. She crossed the line first ahead of teammate Regina Offord with times of 7.50 and 7.65, respectively, to give SHSU 18 points in that event. In the 200, Fisher finished with a top mark of 24.30 in the finals.

“It was a total team effort for the women to win the Southland Conference indoor championship,” SHSU head coach Curtis Collier said. “Coming into this meet, we figured the women could finish any where from first to fourth, the competition was so tight. But after Friday night’s prelims, when 17 of our 23 girls had personal best performances, I felt like we were hitting on all cylinders and had a chance to get it done. To show how much of a team effort it truly was, we scored in every event in which we had someone entered except the high jump.”

In men’s action, UTSA scored 114.5 points, 16.5 ahead of second-place UTA. SFA finished third at 82.5 while SHSU had 66 and Southeastern Louisiana 63.

The Bearkat men’s 4×400 relay of Lane Dennis, Michael Courtney, John Thomas and Chris Edison won in a time of 3:16.75.

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