Angelo State takes both men's and women's title at David Noble Relays
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Angelo State men's and women's teams took the titles at the 2014 David Noble Relays at the LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field on Saturday.
The Rams and Rambelles scored 148.50 and 204 points respectively while combining for 16 event victories (eight for the Rams and eight for the Rambelles), collected 18 NCAA Division II provisional marks (Rams eight and Rambelles 10) and broke a school record.
On the women's side, Jordan Gray ran a huge career-best in the 100-meter hurdles clocking in a 13.72 which currently ranked No. 4 in Division II. Gray also won the long jump while improving her provisional mark jumping 6.01 meters (19' 8.75").
Jaylen Rodgers made her 800-meter outdoor debut a one to remember with a victory and a NCAA Division II provisional time of 2:13.32. She won the race by seven seconds.
Jasmine Ambowode has a huge day for the Rambelles while winning the 400-meter hurdles and the triple jump. Ambowode won the 400-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 59.98 to finally break the one-minute barrier. She improved her provisional mark in the triple jump while winning with a jump of 12.49 meters (40' 11.75") which is currently No. 5 in the country for Division II.
Freshman, Emma Thompson led the Rambelles in a sweep of the discus winning the event with a toss of 45.32 meters (148' 8").
The Rambelles' 4X400-meter relay team of Lexi Brooks, Ambowode, Rodgers and Gray won in convincing fashion with a time of 3:46.34.
The Rams got off to a good start with Jamin Goecker winning the 10,000-meters with a career-best and school-record time of 32:07.75.
Wala Gime had an impressive day for the Rams with a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles clocking in a 14.25 and a victory in tight-race in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.48.
Luis Perez won the 400-meters with a NCAA Division II provisional mark of 47.23 to score the Rams huge points. Perez's time currently ranks No. 6 in Division II.
Fershman Chantz Chambers in only his second meet of this season won the long jump with a NCAA Division II provisional mark of 7.49 meters (24' 7") the mark is currently tied for the No. 2 spot in Division II. Chambers is a member of the ASU basketball team and played a key role for the Rams.
Olisa Obiefuna snagged himself a NCAA Division II provisional mark with his victory in the triple jump with a mark of 14.71 meters (48' 3.25").
Arad Asael recorded himself a new personal-best in the javelin with a winning-throw of 61.81 meters (202' 9") which is currently ranked in top-15 in Division II.
The Rams' 4X400-meter relay team of Gime, Dallas Gray, Robbie Thayer and Perez won the event with a time of 3:13.35.