No. 7 Angelo State wins fifth consecutive Lone Star Conference championship
CANYON, Texas -- The No. 7 Rambelles became the first program in school history to win five consecutive Lone Star Conference crowns in a landslide victory on Sunday. They scored 192 points for their seventh team title, while West Texas A&M came in second place with 164.33 points.
For the first time in Angelo State history, both the men's and women's programs won the conference title. It marks the fifth title in a row for the Rambelles and the first for the Rams since 1992. The men and women combined for four individual titles and one relay title on the final day.
ASU took control of the women's race early on in the day with stellar performances in the field events. The Rambelles scored 51 total points in four field events on the day. Overall ASU scored 83 of its points in the field events.
Theresa Sue won her consecutive long jump title with a jump of 19'8.75” (6.01m). Sue also scored points in the 400-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles and was a member of both relays. Jordan Gray hit a NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark of 19'-4” (5.89m) to finish in second and give ASU 18 total points in the long jump.
Jaylen Rodgers successfully defended her 800-meter crown with a time of 2:12.13 and also placed second in the 1,500-meters by running 4:36.08.
The discus throw provided big points for the Rambelles. Chesney Neeley, Ashlie Francis and Kimberly Williams combined for 16 points. Neely and Francis both hit season-best marks and DII provisional qualifying marks of 150'-11” (46.01m) and 148'-11” (45.39m), respectively. Williams placed seventh with a throw of 139'-1” (42.40m).
Williams came back and scored six more points with a third-place finish in the javelin.
The high jump added 11 points as Kati Holly cleared a season best and DII provisional qualifying mark of 5'-7.75” (1.72m). Kearah Danville was fifth by clearing 5'-3.25” (1.61m) and Gray was able to make 5'-3.25” (1.61m) for eighth.
The Rambelles continued to score once the running finals started by scoring in all 10 final running events on the day.
Emeline Crutchter crossed the line in seventh in the 1,500 meters and turned around shortly after to run an 18:18.80 for second place in the 5,000 meters.
Kinsey Coppedge ran a 12.21 in the 100 meters for seventh place.
Keshawna Fisher scored points in the 400 meter (3rd place) and the 200 meter (5th). Fisher's time of 55.48 in the 400-meters is a DII provisional qualifying time.
The title was put away after the 400-meter hurdles. Jasmine Ambowode (2nd), Sue (3rd), Lexi Brooks (4th), Chelsea Moore (5th) and Gray (7th) added 25 points to the team race to put it out of reach.