UTA TRACK DUO NAMED SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE OUTSTANDING TRACK PERFORMERS
May 14, 2009
ARLINGTON, Tx. - UT Arlington junior Jasmine Walls was named the Southland Conference's women's outdoor track and field athlete of the year, the league office announced Thursday in conjunction with the release of the all-conference teams.
UT Arlington sophomore Cordero Gray was named Outstanding Track Performer after he was the high point scorer at the conference meet last weekend with 22.5 points in four events. Walls was also named the Outstanding Track Performer for the women.
Walls claimed four medals, each of the gold variety. The Pearland (Texas) High School product pulled off the sprint-distance double at the conference meet, winning the 100 and 200 dashes, a feat she also accomplished as a sophomore, after helping the Mavericks to first place in the 400 and 1,600 relays. The 2008 conference meet's high-point scorer with 22.75, Walls could not quite pull off her repeat bid to again total the most individual points, but she did best her previous year's total with a mark of 25. In the 100, Walls edged past teammate LaDoreal Thompson for a first-place time of 11.51. Later in the 200, Walls ran a first-place time of 23.57, winning by half-second. UT Arlington also netted a men's superlative thanks to Gray's top performances in the sprinting events.
A native of Arlington, Texas, Gray claimed gold in the 100 and silver in the 200 while also running for the Mavericks during their 400 relay victory and runner-up finish in the 1,600 relay.
The annual Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Awards are voted on by the league's respective men's and women's head coaches and are based on the performances of the student-athletes' outdoor track and field season. The All-Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field teams are based on order of finish at the conference outdoor meet.
2009 Men's Outdoor Track and Field Superlative Awards
Athlete of the Year - Henri Rop, Southeastern Louisiana Outstanding Field Performer - Adonson Shallow, Southeastern Louisiana Outstanding Track Performer - Cordero Gray, UT Arlington Freshman of the Year - Mitch Ownbey, Stephen F. Austin Newcomer of the Year - Chris Gilchrist, Sam Houston State Coach of the Year - Sean Brady, Southeastern Louisiana High Point Scorer - Cordero Gray, UT Arlington
2009 Men's All-Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Teams
1,500 Michael Cook, UTSA Ozie Hood, UT Arlington Bob Ahimbisibwe, Lamar
3,000 Steeplechase Keith Mahipala, Stephen F. Austin Henry Rop, Southeastern La. Ari Perez, A&M-Corpus Christi
5,000 Samuel Kosgei, Lamar Mitchell Ownbey, Stephen F. Austin Henry Rop, Southeastern La.
10,000 Mitchell Ownbey, Stephen F. Austin Henry Rop, Southeastern La. Drew Bean, Lamar
110 Hurdles Damian Manning, Southeastern La. John Thomas, Sam Houston State Michael Hill, Northwestern State
400 Hurdles Lane Dennis, Sam Houston State Adlus Wiltz, Southeastern La. Aundrea Williams, UT Arlington
400 Relay UT Arlington UTSA Stephen F. Austin
1,600 Relay Southeastern La. UT Arlington Northwestern State
High Jump Isiah Clements, UT Arlington Corey Billizone, Southeastern La. Johnathan Whittaker, UTSA
Pole Vault Wade Hayes, UT Arlington Greg Gabrisch, UTSA Tommy Wolfe, UTSA
Long Jump Chris Gilchrist, Sam Houston State Henry Jordan, Sam Houston State P.J. McGowen, UTSA
Triple Jump Chris Gilchrist, Sam Houston State Michael Rheams, Southeastern La. Goldstein Okafor, Texas State
Shot Put Kemuel Morales, Texas State Adonson Shallow, Southeastern La. Andy Ysebaert, Texas State
Discus Jon Tipton, Sam Houston State Adonson Shallow, Southeastern La. Hickel Woolery, A&M-Corpus Christi
Hammer Throw Chris Cralle, Sam Houston State Matt Langdon, Stephen F. Austin David Hernandez, Texas State
Javelin Cody Fillinich, Northwestern State Ben Chretien, McNeese State Jake Bray, Northwestern State
Decathlon Cory Roberts, Southeastern Louisiana Matt Johnson, Sam Houston State Tommy Wolfe, UTSA
2009 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Superlative Awards
Athlete of the Year - Jasmine Walls, UT Arlington Outstanding Field Performer - Valerie Hancock, Texas State Outstanding Track Performer - Jasmine Walls, UT Arlington Freshman of the Year - Stephanie Ganter, Stephen F. Austin Newcomer of the Year - Asiya Iskakova, Texas State Coach of the Year - Phil Olson, Stephen F. Austin High Point Scorer - Kassandrea Son, A&M-Corpus Christi
2009 Women's All-Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Teams
400 Antonia Hopkins, UT Arlington Mary Dickerson, Stephen F. Austin Desiree Taylor, Sam Houston State
800 Devyn Mitchell, Sam Houston State Andrea Warren, Northwestern State Jayde James, UTSA
1,500 Meghan Lemke, A&M-Corpus Christi Courtney Johnson, A&M-Corpus Christi Caroline Erlingson, UT Arlington
3,000 Steeplechase Sheila Salil, A&M-Corpus Christi Courtney Johnson, A&M-Corpus Christi Caitlin Arumbula, A&M-Corpus Christi
5,000 Amy Shackelford, Stephen F. Austin Stephanie Ganter, Stephen F. Austin Anne Ronoh, A&M-Corpus Christi
10,000 Amy Shackelford, Stephen F. Austin Stephanie Ganter, Stephen F. Austin Anne Ronoh, A&M-Corpus Christi
100 Hurdles Jessica Jones, UTSA Silent-Joy Egboba-Waye, Stephen F. Austin Tywaneisha Spiller, Sam Houston State
400 Hurdles Tiana Lee, Sam Houston State Lauren Watts, Stephen F. Austin Markeisha Dudley, UT Arlington
400 Relay UT Arlington Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin
1,600 Relay UT Arlington Stephen F. Austin Sam Houston State
High Jump Valerie Hancock, Texas State Dess Meek, Sam Houston State Katie Evans, Texas State
Pole Vault Jennifer Matthews, Texas State Kristi Hermes, Sam Houston State Samantha Nash, UT Arlington
Long Jump Kassandrea Son, A&M-Corpus Christi Camelia Sams, Stephen F. Austin Renee Shepard, Texas State
Triple Jump Asiya Iskakova, Texas State Eld-hah Kaswatuka, UT Arlington Sara Olayiwola, Texas State
Shot Put Frednisha Marshall, Stephen F. Austin Kaitlyn Andrews, Stephen F. Austin DeAnn Washington, McNeese State
Discus Katie Hanie, Texas State DeAnn Washington, McNeese State Jiovanna Martinez, Texas State
Hammer Throw Frednisha Marshall, Stephen F. Austin DeJon Griffin, Northwestern State Kim Olison, Sam Houston State
Javelin Leslie Bourgeois, Nicholls State Dani Daigle, Nicholls State Amanda Lejeune, McNeese State
Heptathlon Valerie Hancock, Texas State Katie Evans, Texas State Tabitha Riley, Stephen F. Austin