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McM crowns 3 champions at Lone Star Meet

Published On: May 03 2014 03:01:07 AM CDT
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KINGSVILLE, Texas -

The first full day of competition at the Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships saw McMurry University garner a total of three individual champions at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The meet concludes on Saturday.
 
The McMurry women crowned two champions and had a pair of school records. In the women's hammer toss, sophomore took top honors - and broke her own school record - with a toss of 164' 5 " (50.11 meters).
 
Junior won the pole vault, clearing a height of 11' 10.50".
 
Junior eclipsed her own McM school record in the 3000 steeplechase, crossing the line in a time 11:56.60 minutes (shaving nearly four full seconds off of her previous best).
 
McMurry's reached the finals of both the 100-meter dash (12.29) and the 100-meter hurdles (14.12). reached tomorrow's final of the 400 hurdles, as well, hitting the tape at 1:04.32.
 
The lone men's champion crowned for the War Hawks was senior shot put specialist . Davis, coming back from a broken finger and competing with an injured knee, easily won the men's shot with a heave of 60'5.25".
 
also qualified for the finals in both hurdle races.  In the 110 hurdles, Poindexter finished as the eighth qualifier (15.39) and was fifth-best in the 400 hurdles (54.16).
 
was third in the men's pole vault, finishing with a height of 15'8.25".
 
In the men's 200 meter preliminaries, McM had a pair of competitors qualify for the finals. (21.67) tied for third in the prelims, while (21.72) was sixth.

Information for this story provided by McMurry Athletics.