JONESBORO, Ark. (5/11/19) – The Arkansas State track and field teams are in position to challenge for the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championship as day two was completed Saturday at the A-State Track & Field Complex.

The A-State women enter the third and final day of competition in second on the team scoring leaderboard with 56 points scored. South Alabama leads with 98 points and Texas State is third with 47. The A-State men are fifth in the standings with 30 points scored behind Louisiana (57), Texas State (42), Coastal Carolina (36) and ULM (31).

Hayden Hampton wrapped up the two-day decathlon with a point total of 6,976 points to finish second for eight team points. In the heptathlon, Camryn Newton-Smith and Allie Hensley combined for eight team points. Newton-Smith finished fourth with 5,028 points which ranks seventh in program history. Hensley totaled 4,767 points to place sixth.

Evangelynn Harris posted a second place finish in the shot put with a throw of 14.07m (46-2) to score eight points for the women. Jermaine Anderson had a fourth place measurement of 16.25m (53-3.75) for five points toward the men’s scoring. The women’s high jump was contested as well with Syndey Lane finishing tied for third (1.73m/5-8) and Emma Nwofor tied for sixth (1.65m/5-5).

Sammy Brainard posted a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to close the day for the women. Brainard clocked a time of 10:45.37 for the school record and a seventh place finish. Sophia Oury was eighth in the race with a time of 10:55.64, third-fastest in program history. Bennett Pascoe raced to a third place finish in the men’s steeplechase with a time of 9:00.82, third-fastest in program history.

The long jump was contested in rain for the women and a soggy surface for the men on Saturday afternoon. The women’s squad had three athletes score with Emma Nwofor finishing fourth with a leap of 5.88m (19-3.50) for five points. Arabriaun Mack placed with an identical leap of 5.88m (19-3.50) by way of the jump off and was awarded four points and Osereme Erewele added two points with a seventh place finish of 5.85m (19-2.50). Carter Shell (4th – 7.61m/24-11.75) and Courtney Thomas (8th – 7.37m/24-2.25) added six points for the men’s team.

On the track, A-State had a productive day in preliminaries. After three qualified for the women’s 200-meter dash on Friday, three Red Wolves advanced to the 100-meter dash by way of their times on Saturday. Caitland Smith leads both the 100 and 200-meter dash after posting a time of 11.37 in the 100-meter prelim Saturday. Jonae Cook and Osereme Erewele finished sixth and seventh, respectively, with Cook moving to ninth among the program top-10 marks. Emma Nwofor concluded her busy day by qualifying for the 100-meter hurdles final with the second-fastest time of 13.88 seconds. Two A-State women advanced in the 800-meter preliminaries with Anaelle Charles fifth (2:11.90) and Pauline Meyer eighth (2:31.94).

On the men’s side, Heinrich Herbst (2nd – 1:52.81) and Seth Waters (6th – 1:53.38) advanced in the 800-meter run. Jermie Walker qualified for the 400-meter dash final with a prelim time of 48.70. Amari James (4th – 14.21) and Ke’Von Holder (7th – 14.45) also had qualifying marks coming out of the 110-meter hurdles.

Adult all-session tickets are $25 while youth (ages 3-12) all-session tickets are $15. Adult single day tickets are $15 with youth (ages 3-12) single day tickets $8. Students with a valid Sun Belt Conference school ID and children under age of three will receive free admission. A ticket is required for re-entry. Tickets may be purchased by calling 870-972-2781, visiting the central box office at the lower red entrance of First National Bank Arena or online via tickets.astate.edu.

Fans attending the championships are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets will be scanned or purchased on Red Wolf Trail, underneath Marion Berry Parkway, with general parking available east of the facility toward the intramural and rugby fields. Overflow parking will be available at lot NW-1D, off Marion Berry Parkway and Aggie Road.

Live streaming of the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships is available on ESPN+ each day. The broadcast begins at 4:00 p.m. (CT) on Sunday. Live results will be available via DeltaTiming.com. Full event-by-event schedule is below.

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Sun Belt Conference Championships
A-State Track & Field Complex | Jonesboro, Ark.

Men
100m Dash: (Prelim) 16. Courtney Thomas – 10.85, 21. Chris Hill – 10.96
200m Dash:
(Final) Sunday 6:00 PM; (Prelim) 6. Jermie Walker – 21.37q, 19. D’Kari Smith – 22.04
400m Dash:
(Final) Sunday 5:00 PM; 3. Jermie Walker – 48.70Q, 16. K’Den Fortune-Johnson – 51.63
800m Run:
(Finals) Sunday 5:30 PM; (Prelim) 2. Heinrich Herbst – 1:52.81Q, 6. Seth Waters – 1:53.38q, 9. Alejandro Vargas – 1:54.32, 16. Garrett Becker – 1:56.40, 18. Clayton Stuart – 1:58.04, 26. Jacob Oury – 2:04.69
1500m Run:
(Final) Sunday 4:20 PM; (Prelim) 2. Heinrich Herbst – 3:57.97Q, 3. Bennett Pascoe – 3:57.80Q, 5. Seth Waters – 3:58.21Q, 13. Jallah Galimah – 4:00.90, 16. Jacob Oury – 4:02.82, 17. Owen Habeger – 4:03.67
5000m Run:
Sunday 6:30 PM
10000m Run:
12. John Carder – 31:36.23, 18. Logan Simington – 33:17.78
110m Hurdles:
(Final) Sunday 4:45 PM; (Prelim) 4. Amari James – 14.21q, 7. Ke’Von Holder – 14.45q
400m Hurdles:
(Final) Sunday 5:45 PM; (Prelim) 5. Daidren Davis – 53.78q, 11. Darrian Lockett – 54.78
3000m Steeplechase:
3. Bennett Pascoe – 9:00.82 (ranks 3rd in program history), 11. Ethan Mychajlonka – 9:37.05
4x100m Relay:
Sunday 4:05 PM
4x400m Relay:
Sunday 7:00 PM
High Jump:
Sunday 4:00 PM
Pole Vault:
Sunday 12:00 PM
Long Jump:
4. Carter Shell – 7.61m/24-11.75, 8. Courtney Thomas – 7.37m/24-2.25
Triple Jump:
Sunday 12:30 PM
Shot Put:
4. Jermaine Anderson – 16.25m/53-3.75, 10. Eric Williams – 15.27m/50-1.25, 10. LeeRoi Johnson – 15.27m/50-1.25, 14. Eron Carter – 14.45m/47-5
Discus Throw: 
Sunday 2:00 PM
Hammer Throw:
4. Eron Carter – 55.02m/180-6, 19. LeeRoi Johnson – 48.26m/158-4
Javelin Throw:
None
Decathlon:
2. Hayden Hampton – 6,976 points

Men’s Team Standings
1. Louisiana - 57
2. Texas State - 42
3. Coastal Carolina - 36
4. ULM - 31
5. Arkansas State - 30
6. UT Arlington - 27
7. South Alabama - 23
8. Appalachian State - 19
9. Troy - 8

Women
100m Dash: (Final) Sunday 5:10 PM; (Prelim) 1. Caitland Smith – 11.37Q, 6. Jonae Cook – 11.88q (ranks 9th in program history), 7. Osereme Erewele – 11.88q, 22. Kerra Williams – 12.30
200m Dash:
(Final) Sunday 5:55 PM; (Prelim) 1. Caitland Smith – 23.32Q, 4. Osereme Erewele – 24.29Q, 5. Jonae Cook – 24.54Q
400m Dash:
None
800m Run:
(Finals) Sunday 5:25 PM; (Prelim) 5. Anaelle Charles – 2:11.90q (ranks 5th in program history), 8. Pauline Meyer – 2:31.94q, 21. Andrea Perez – 2:57.03
1500m Run:
(Final) Sunday 4:15 PM; (Prelim)
6. Pauline Meyer – 4:39.20Q, 8. Anaelle Charles – 4:39.23Q
5000m Run:
Sunday 6:10 PM
10000m Run:
8. Madison Grimm – 37:35.11, 10. Elizabeth Gillette – 38:07.59, 16. Jessica Weiss – 39:50.36
100m Hurdles:
(Final) Sunday 4:40 PM; (Prelim) 2. Emma Nwofor – 13.88Q
400m Hurdles:
(Final) Sunday 5:40 PM; (Prelim) 4. Gracee Damron – 1:01.77q, 9. Kerra Williams – 1:04.19
3000m Steeplechase:
7. Sammy Brainard – 10:45.37 (school record), 8. Sophia Oury – 10:55.64 (ranks 3rd in program history), 11. Sophie Leathers – 11:20.36 (ranks 7th in program history)
4x100m Relay:
Sunday 4:00 PM
4x400m Relay:
Sunday 6:55 PM
High Jump:
3. Sydney Lane – 1.73m/5-8, 6. Emma Nwofor – 1.65m/5-5, 9. Nada Buntic – 1.65m/5-5, 10. Megan Knowling – 1.65m/5-5, 11. Camryn Newton-Smith – 1.60m/5-3, 13. Allie Hensley – 1.60m/5-3
Pole Vault:
6. Nada Buntic – 3.51m/11-6.25, 7. Sarah Michael – 3.36m/11-0.25
Long Jump:
4. Emma Nwofor – 5.88m/19-3.50, 5. Arabriaun Mack – 5.88m/19-3.50, 7. Osereme Erewele – 5.85m/19-2.50, 10. Johnaya Givens – 5.62m/18-5.25
Triple Jump:
Sunday 3:00 PM
Shot Put:
2. Evangelynn Harris – 14.07m/46-2, 16. Grace Flowers – 11.77m/38-7.50
Discus Throw:
Sunday 11:30 AM
Hammer Throw:
3. Grace Flowers – 55.68m/182-08, 11. Hannah Higgins – 48.79m/160-1
Javelin Throw:
4. Camryn Newton-Smith – 45.09m/147-11 (ranks 2nd in program history), 8. Emma Nwofor – 40.14m/131-08 (ranks 8th in program history)
Heptathlon:
4. Camryn Newton-Smith – 5,028 points (ranks 7th in program history), 6. Allie Hensley – 4,767 points

Women’s Team Standings
1. South Alabama - 98
2. Arkansas State - 56
3. Texas State - 47
4. Louisiana – 40.5
5. Appalachian State - 26
6. Georgia State - 25
7. UT Arlington – 22.5
8. Troy - 14
9. Georgia Southern - 7
10. Little Rock - 6
11. ULM - 5
12. Coastal Carolina - 3