Alabama State Captures Indoor Championship Title
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - For the seventh consecutive year, Alabama State University Lady Hornets captured the 2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship title. ASU finished the afternoon with a total 221 points. Alabama State has now won 11 conference championships since 1976.
Your women's 2015 SWAC Women's Indoor Coach of the Year was awarded to Alabama State University's Ritche Beene.
Texas Southern Lady Tigers finished in second place with a total of 94.50 points. Coming in third place was Grambling State Lady Tigers with 75 points. Rounding out the final team standings included: Southern (67), Prairie View (55.50), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (46), Alcorn State (35.50), Mississippi Valley (14), Jackson State (12.50) and Alabama A&M (3).
With an individual total of 16 points, Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Sireta Roach was named Women's Most Outstanding Field Performer. She placed first place in Shot Put with a distance throw of 14.14m. Most Outstanding Track Performer was granted to Alabama State's Paige Rankine. She finished first place in 3,000m and 5,000m with times of 10:01.29 and 17:15.52. Rankine was also a part of ASU's DMR team that finished with a time of 11:56.60.
Georgeanna Felder of Southern University was crowned the 2015 SWAC Weight Throw champion with a distance of 17.31m (56-09.50). Texas Southern's Karina Foster placed second with a toss of 16.89m (55-05.00) and coming in third was Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Sireta Roach with a throw of 16.84m (55-03.00).
Quinta Collier from Alabama State came in first place in the Pole Vault event with a height of 3.01m (9-10.50). Texas Southern's Melissa Pena finished in second place jumping a height of 9-06.50 and Southern's Ambrosia Williams finished third with a height of 9-02.50
With a leap of 12.50m (41-00.25), Texas Southern's Terralyn Johnson won the women's triple jump SWAC title. Darlene Desmangles finished second with a jump of 12.13m (39-09.75) and coming in third place was Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Sydnee Worlds with a 11.97m (39-03.25) jump.
Setting a new SWAC record with a time of 8.44, Texas Southern's Tiffany Heard was crowned the 2015 champion. The record last year was set at 8.49. Second place was claimed by Grambling State's Primmecha Coates with a time of 8.58. Finishing in third place was Alcorn State's Tatiana David with a time of 8.96.
Alabama State's Alexis Ferebee came in first place in the women's 60 m dash, sprinting a time of 7.58. Placing second was Printassia (Grambling) with a time of 7.66. Finishing third was Alabama State's Dikerria Wilson, running a time of 7.69.
Alabama State University swept the 1 Mile Race. Artrailia LeSane claimed the 2015 SWAC title with a new record time of 5:00.60. The last record was set back in 2008 with a time of 5:02.06. Paige Rankine placed second with a time of 5:02.16 and Shantia Wilson finished it off with a time of 5:16.04.
The Lady Hornets of Alabama State University dominated in the 400m run. Placing first was Santina Williams with a time of 54.39. Alexis Ferebee came in second with a time of 54.83 and Kimberly Wedderburn rounded things out with a time of 55.61.
For the third straight event, Alabama State University women prevailed in the top three spots. Claiming the title, with a new SWAC record was Tatiana Etienne with a time of 2:10.52. She broke her record from last year of 2:12.21. Second place was Brandee Ebert with a time of 2:13.72 and finishing third was Jerrica Mahone, running a time of 2:14.25.
Santina Williams was crowned the 2015 SWAC Champ for the 200m run with a time of 24.27. Finishing second was Prairie View's Deonca Brookman with a time of 24.34. Clocking in with a time of 24.44 was Grambling State's Printassia Johnson, coming in third place.
Alabama State took first and second place in the women's 5k meter run. Paige Rankine was awarded the SWAC title with a time of 17:15.52 beating her time of 17:38.59 from last year. Artraila LeSane clocked in at 17:51.66 and coming in third place was Mississippi Valley's Deja Davis with a time of 18:46.67.
Alabama State University 4x400m relay team (Santina Williams, Tatiana Etienne, Alexis Ferebee and Kimberly Wedderburn) was crowned the 2015 SWAC champs clocking in with a time of 3:42.08 beating their time from last year, 3:43.73. Coming in second place was Grambling State with a running time of 3:44.17. Finishing third was Prairie View A&M with a time of 3:44.37.