|ASU Breaks Five Records So Far At SBC Outdoor...|
LAFAYETTE, La. (5/12/12) - The Arkansas State track & field teams have seen five A-State records fall while also breaking a meet record after two days at the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
The ASU women's team currently sits second with 36 points while the men are third with 45 points.
Sophomore sprinter Sharika Nelvis continued her stellar campaign by breaking two records including the meet and Arkansas State record in the 100 hurdles preliminary finishing first with a time of 13.22. Nelvis also broke her own record in the 100 dash with a time of 11.35 in the prelims and was second during the 200m prelims at 23.99. Nelvis also won the long jump with a mark of 6.13m.
Senior Kanesha Hicks also qualified for the final in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.30, finishing eighth while junior Solomon Williams was first in the 110 hurdles preliminaries at 14.07.
Sophomore William Oliver led the men's team with a win in the decathlon picking up 6,774 points in the event.
Sophomore Richard Chavez was second in the shot put at 17.67m, while sophomore Chris Nicasio was fourth at 16.31m.
Sophomore Joey Meyer qualified for the finals in the 200m and 400 m runs posting fourth-place finishes in both preliminary events with times of 21.41 and 47.48.
Senior Chelsea Weaver broke her own ASU record posting a time of 11:00.57 in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase while freshman Tilda Helgesson was seventh at 11:31.90.
Senior Bailey Bunyan was fourth in the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase at 9:16.00.
Sophomore Kim Ludick was fifth in the women's shot put at 14.01m, while junior Julia Agawu was sixth at 13.94m. Agawu broke the ASU record in the women's discus Friday, while Kristina Aubert broke the ASU record in the 10K.
Action will wrap up at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships on Sunday with the men's hammer throw. Running events begin at 5 p.m. with the 4X100 relays.