SPOKANE, Washington- The Lumberjack Track and Field team traveled to the WAC indoor Championship in Spokane, Washington. The championship took place February 24th and 25th.
The women’s track team delivered an absolutely dominant performance, claiming the Indoor WAC Championship. This is head coach Robert Hansen’s first official championship as the Director of SFA Track and Field, along with the women’s first indoor title.
For the women, Jayla Hooper finished 3rd with a weight throw of 19.07m. Also finishing 3rd, Riley Floerke had a pole vault of 3.85m. Morgan Taylor also contributed to the team, with her 8.48 2nd place finish in the 60m hurdles. Erica Ellis was also able to keep her dominant season alive, finishing 1st with a pole vault of 4.10m. Nissi Kabongo, also headlined the women’s Indoor WAC Championships. Kabongo finished 1st place in the high jump, with a 1.80m jump. Michelle Ogbemudia finished 1st place in the shot put, with a throw of 16.03m.
The Men’s team also staked their claim, with a 2nd place finish overall. Branson Ellis continued his flaming hot season. Ellis finished 1st in the pole vault, with a WAC meet record of 5.74m. Clark Otte won 3rd overall in the 5000m, with a time of 14:17.34. For the men’s shot put, Cade Willis also finished 3rd with a throw of 17.04m. Also in the field events, Cam Steward finished 3rd with a weight throw of 18.82m. The men’s 4×400 consisted of Devin Miles, Malcolm Washington, Joseph Harding, and Gerard Holmes. The group finished 3rd, with a time of 3:12.33. Jovan Canak finished 4th, with a 14.73m tripple jump. In the men’s hepathalon, Semion Brodski finished 1st with 5307 points.
Upcoming for the Lumberjacks, the best of SFA will takeover the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 10th in Albuquerque, New Mexico.