LUBBOCK, Texas – No. 24 Texas A&M-Kingsville had a strong second day at the Lone Star Conference Indoor Invitational on Monday.
The Javelinas grabbed five first places finishes, including a pair of school records. After winning the 5000 meters on Sunday, Kiya Dandena raced to a win in the mile in a school-record time of 4:25.51.
Competing in his first meet in nearly two years, C.J. Griggs broke his own school record in the triple jump en route to winning with a leap of 49-7. He is currently tied for fourth place on the national list.
Jonathan Woodson won the 200 meters and anchoring the winning 4×400-meter relay team. He won the 200 in 21.21, just .06 seconds in front of teammate Tim Price who posted a season- best in the event.
In the relay, Woodson capped off the team’s season-best 3:14.77 performance that provisionally qualified the team for nationals. Joining Woodson on the squad were Anthony Washington, Sergio Rios and Tyler Garibay.
Andre Fuqua held off all challengers in the 3000 meters crossing the tape in 8:58.45, just seven seconds off of the school record.
In the 400 meters, the Hoggies grabbed second, third and fourth place. Rios led the group in a time of 49.43 and was followed by Randy Lighteard and Garibay in 49.59 and 49.77, respectively.
The Javelinas had a number of other top performances on the day. Catrell Butler took second in the 55-meter hurdles (7.84). Matt Busker added a third school-record for the team with 4,400 points in the heptathlon to take second place.
Price added a third-place finish in the 55 meters to his runner-up in the 200 meters.