Sam Houston St. track teams honored following SLC Indoor Championships

FRISCO (SID) – Curtis Collier of Sam Houston State has been named 2007 Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field “Coach of the Year and two Bearkat student-athletes, Jessica Fisher and Jennie Sewell, also have earned league post-season awards, the SLC announced Wednesday.

Collier, whose Bearkats won their first Southland indoor championship after taking the outdoor title in 2005 and 2006, picks up his fifth SLC “Coach of the Year” award in the past three years. He was honored as both men’s and women’s outdoor “Coach of the Year” the past two springs.

Sam Houston State won the women’s team championship with 135 points, a record point total for the Bearkats, to finish 22 points ahead of runner-up Texas State-San Marcos. The 2007 indoor meet was held at the Yeoman Events Center on the campus of the University of Houston Feb. 16-17.

Fisher was named Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Women’s “Freshman of the Year.” The sprinter from Houston Worthing won both the 60- meter and 200 meter dashes in school record times. She also ran the second leg on Sam Houston State’s runner-up 4×400 relay.

Sewell was SLC Indoor Track and Field Women’s “Field Events Athlete of the Year” after picking up her sixth Southland pole vault championship with a school record vault of 13 feet, 1.75 inches. A senior from Rockwall, Sewell won SLC indoor pole vault titles in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and was outdoor champion in 2004 and 2005.

A total of 18 Bearkats earned All-Southland Conference honors at the 2007 indoor meet by placing first, second, or third in an event.

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