Track to Continue Back-to-Back Competitions

Pole Vaulter Jessica McNew
April 24, 2015

DENTON--Track travels to San Marcos, Texas Friday, April 24 to take on the Bobcat Invitational.

"The Bobcat has traditionally been a pretty competitive meet," said head coach Carl Sheffield. "Texas State and UTA have been perennial powers in the Sun Belt conference."

"We've been able to work around the rain," Sheffield said. Track was fortunate enough to get a rainless couple of hours of practice in during the early afternoons this week, despite the otherwise gloomy weather.

The track team has been competing back-to-back, but has continued to have success. At the John Jacobs Invite, Shahaf Bareni won first in the high jump.Freshemn Lafiel Smith and Benjamin Brokenshire also had a successful weekend, Smith placing third in the long jump and seventh in the 400 meter hurdles, and Brokenshire placing fourth in his event, pole vault.

"I think Collin Heard is on par to have a fantastic weekend. Along with teammates Kedron Sowells, Caleb Pryor and Connor Bey, the relay teams are primed to perform better this week," said Sheffield. "Benji Brokenshire has been jumping well lately. Look for a continued climb up the performance charts from him."



"Multi-event athlete Dominique Best has been impressive during workouts. She is preparing for her final multi-event competition at the Conference USA Championships. The middle distance women will be back in action this week, led by freshman Christina Moralez in the 800m run," Sheffield said.

With the conference championships on May 14, this will be many athletes' last chance to compete before heading to El Paso, Texas. 

"We are looking for a lot of personal bests from our team this week," said Sheffield. "We have had some very good training sessions over the last couple of weeks."



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