JOHN DAVID ROLLINS LEADS A&M-COMMERCE AT TEXAS STATE BOBCAT CLASSIC
2012 Texas State Bobcat Classic
Location: Bobcat Stadium · San Marcos, Texas
Result: 10 Lions notch top-10 finishes in seven different events
Top Performer: John David Rollins places first in the 100 meter dash (10.79) and fifth in the long jump (7.03m)
Up Next: Lone Star Conference Championships · May 3-5 · Memorial Stadium
SAN MARCOS, Texas -- In its final meet before hosting the 2012 Lone Star Conference Championships, A&M-Commerce posted another strong showing at the Texas State Bobcat Classic. 10 Lions posted top-10 finishes in seven different events at Bobcat Stadium, competing against a handful of Division I teams from across the Lone Star state.
A&M-Commerce's top performance was recorded by John David Rollins, who finished first in the 100-meter dash with a program season-low mark of 10.79, beating out 16 other competitors, including runners from Texas A&M, Texas State and Houston. Rollins also notched a top-five finish in the long jump, placing fifth with a leap of 7.03 meters.
The Lions had a pair of top-10 finishers in the 400 meter dash as Ravi Dubose placed fifth (48.30) and Ernest Rickett finished eighth (48.52), giving Dubose his second top-10 finish of the afternoon after placing ninth in the triple jump (13.47 meters).
Senior Demetrius Holmes was the third A&M-Commerce competitor to notch a pair of top-five finishes, placing 10th in the 110 meter hurdles with a season-low time of 15.46 before finishing fifth in the 400 meter hurdles (54.82). He was joined in the 400 hurdles by teammates Hank Smith (56.26) and Elijah Burwell (56.79), finishing eighth and ninth respectively.
In the field events, Khalil Henry continued to be a valuable newcomer for A&M-Commerce, placing fifth in the high jump with a leap of 1.95 meters. Daniel Dia just missed finishing in the top-10 in both the discus and shot put, but set a career-best in both events, posting a 47.29 meter showing in the discus and a 13.86 mark in the shot put.
A&M-Commerce now sets its sights on the 2012 Lone Star Conference Championships with the added bonus of getting to run on its home track for the conference meet. Memorial Stadium will serve as the host venue with the top athletes in the LSC descending on Commerce May 3-5 vying for a shot at the Division II National Championships. Keep posted to the Lone Star Conference Championship Central link at LionAthletics.com for all the information you need, including schedules, ticket prices and meet information.
2012 Texas State Bobcat Classic Results
100 Meter Dash
1. John David Rollins – 10.79*
110 Meter Hurdles
10. Demetrius Holmes – 15.46*
12. James Lundy – 15.73
400 Meter Dash
5. Ravi Dubose – 48.30
8. Ernest Rickett – 48.52
11. Adam Gary – 49.27
400 Meter Hurdles
5. Demetrius Holmes – 54.82
8. Hank Smith – 56.26
9. Elijah Burwell – 56.79
4x100 Meter Relay
4. A&M-Commerce – 41.73
Joel Day, Ernest Rickett, Ravi Dubose, John David Rollins
4x400 Meter Relay
3. A&M-Commerce – 3:15.55
Albert Sinegal, Kevin Garcia, Demetrius Holmes, Khalil Henry
5. Khalil Henry – 1.95m
12. Devontrius Farmer – 1.75m
5. John David Rollins – 7.03m
11. Anthony Harris – 6.31m
12. James Lundy – 5.98m
13. Matt Rich – 5.91m
9. Ravi Dubose – 13.47m
15. Daniel Dia – 47.29m*
25. James Lundy – 23.05m
12. Daniel Dia – 13.86m*
* - A&M-Commerce season-best marks