TSU MEN’S TRACK & FIELD OPENS SEASON WITH SOLID MARKS

The Texas Southern men’s track team opened the 2020 indoor season with a solid performance at the FasTrak Collegiate Meet Saturday at Yeoman Fieldhouse.

After a historic cross country season which saw the Tigers win the SWAC Championship, TSU carried the success over to the distance events. TSU dominated the mile as Jose Gonzalez (4:31.36) won the event followed by Dan Lerma (4:32.05). Brian Martinez placed fourth in a time of 4:32.07 while Cristian Sanchez finished fifth (4:34.47). Efrain Lira placed second in the 3,000 (9:03.46) followed by Filmon Beyene (3rd/9:03.46) and Luis Delreal (4th/9:10.61).

Kenneth White ran a SWAC-best 49.18 in the 400 as he was the top collegiate finisher. Teammate Eric Prier was the third-highest collegiate finisher with a time of 50.04. The freshman duo of Cameron Houston and Brandon Washington placed 1-2 in the 800 as Houston ran a 1:58.53 while Washington clocked 1:59.25. Houston’s time currently ranks third in the SWAC.

In the 60 meters, Jordee Archer Harvey ran the fastest time in the SWAC so far this season with a 6.85 in the preliminary round. TSU’s “A” team won the mile relay as they ran a 3:19.26 for the second-best time in the SWAC.

In the field events, Christian Lewis and Chadrick Williams finished 2-3 in the triple jump as Lewis jumped 14.47 meters (47-5.75) while Williams recorded a mark of 13.97 meters (45-10). Both marks rank 1-2 in the SWAC at this point of the year.

The Tigers are back in action this weekend at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas on the campus of Texas A&M. The meet begins on Friday and concludes Saturday.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com

TigerFans

TigerFans was established in 1997 and expanded to the web in 2012 to serve the Texas Southern University Tigers Athletics Fans. We cover all things TSU including TSU Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Bowling, & Track & Field.