Texas State crosses regular season finish line at Bobcat Invitational
The Texas State men’s and women’s track and field squads swept both team titles over the weekend, each taking first place at the Bobcat Invitational inside the Texas State Track and Field Complex.
Sophomore Cade Michael and junior Leslie Romero took chipped in two victories on Friday in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Michael finished in 9:36.22, good for the No. 8 time in the Sun Belt and a new personal record. Romero broke the school record with a time of 10:50.70, moving her to No. 4 in the conference. Sophomore Owen McGothlin (15:20.93) and junior Sarah Godfrey (18:39.95) picked up another two wins for the distance crew, both winning the 5,000 meters.
The maroon and gold sprinters went to work on Saturday. Senior Tramesha Hardy blazed the competition in the 200 meters for a league-best time of 22.72 seconds. The Houston native also helped the women’s 4x100-meter relay team earn a gold medal, along with freshmen Live Hilton, Sadi Giles and Anayah Washington.
Senior Kyle Denomme shaved 1.06 seconds off his personal-best 800 meters time at 1:50.20 after setting his previous collegiate record at the LSU Alumni Gold meet just last week. Junior Michale Reyes took the 400-meter hurdles, clocking in at 53.09 and sophomore Jaylen Allen won the 200-meter dash at 21.22, the No. 5 time in the Sun Belt.
The Bobcats’ throwers also boosted the team with a pair of victories. Sophomore Bobby Smith tossed for 51.91 meters (170-4) in the men’s discus throw while senior T’Mond Johnson shot putted for 18.91 meters (62-.50).
In total, the teams combined for 22 wins and seven new top-10 conference marks. Texas State will enter the postseason on May 10 in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships with 27 top-10 conference marks. The teams will look to build on last season's performance where the women won the championship and the men finished second.