A&M-COMMERCE SETS PAIR OF SEASON-BESTS AT TEXAS STATE BOBCAT CLASSIC
2012 Texas State Bobcat Classic
Location: Bobcat Stadium · San Marcos, Texas
Results: Three Lions place top-10 finishes in three different events
Top Performers: Vanessa Jackson and Tierra Hill place ninth in their respective events, setting season-bests
Up Next: Lone Star Conference Championships · May 3-5 · Memorial Stadium
SAN MARCOS, Texas -- A&M-Commerce was able to get one final meet of competition in before the 2012 Lone Star Conference Championships as three Lions place among the top-10 at the Texas State Bobcat Classic.
Competing against a handful of Division I teams from across the state of Texas, A&M-Commerce had a pair of Lions record season-best marks. Vanessa Jackson finished ninth in the 400 meter dash, notching a season-best time of 56.68, shaving nearly three seconds off the previous season-best time. She was joined by Tierra Hill, who also placed ninth in the triple jump, posting a career-best leap of 11.69 meters, provisionally qualifying for nationals in the process.
Whitney Hargraves just missed posting top-10 finishes in a pair of events, placing 11th in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 11.62 meters, falling a foot short of provisionally qualifying for nationals as well. She also placed 12th in the long jump with a mark of 5.50 meters.
In the throws, Ashley Ross was the third Lion to post a top-10 finish, placing 10th in the discus with a hurl of 38.71 meters. Abigail Leaupepe-Tele placed 11th in the shot put with a mark of 12.83 meters, her second-best showing of the season.
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 Hurdles
13. Crystal Harris – 16.81
200 Meter Dash
21. Vanessa Jackson – 25.02
34. Crystal Harris – 26.63
400 Meter Dash
9. Vanessa Jackson – 56.68*
20. Ethel Ajanga – 1:03.07
800 Meter Run
33. Kendall Christmas – 2:46.09
9. Tierra Hill – 11.69m*^
11. Whitney Hargraves – 11.62m
16. Breana Anderson-Burton – 11.17m
10. Ashley Ross – 38.71m
13. Abigail Leaupepe-Tele – 34.93m
11. Abigail Leaupepe-Tele – 12.83m
16. Ashley Ross – 11.62m
* - A&M-Commerce season-best marks
^ - Surpasses NCAA Division II provisional qualifying standard