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LWC track teams in MSC Championships at Williamsburg, KY

By Anthoney Latessa
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson men's and women's track and field teams are scheduled to compete at the Mid-South Conference Championships at 8amCT/9amCT on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017, at James H. Taylor II Stadium, 83 Rant Street, Williamsburg, KY.

The men's team enters the championships, which are being hosted by Cumberlands (KY), as the two-time reigning conference champions, while the women's team also captured the conference championship a year ago.

During the 2017 regular season, DeQuan Robinson was named the Mid-South Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week for two-straight weeks. Robinson recorded a national "A" standard in the 100 meter dash (10.60) and 200 meter dash (21.07) at the WKU Hilltopper Relays on April 8. Robinson was also a member of the 4x100 meter relay team (40.59) that recorded an "A" cut and set the program record at the WKU Hilltopper Relays.

Kevin Hallmon earned consecutive Mid-South Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week honors. Hallmon set program records in the 200 meter dash (20.86) at the WKU Hilltopper Relays and the 100 meter dash (10.42) at the Austin Peay Governors Invitational on April 15.

Paige Pettell was named Mid-South Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week three times. Pettell earned a national "A" standard in the discus (43.55 meters) at the LWC Invitational on March 25.

VaShawnda Smith earned Mid-South Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors once this season. Smith set the program record in the 200 meter dash (25.01) and recorded a national "B" cut at the LWC Invitational.

Alexia DeHaven-Boyd set the program record in the 400 meter hurdles (1:04.67 ) and recorded a national "A" standard at the WKU Hilltopper Relays.

Last season at the MSC Championships the men's team totaled 282 points while the women finished with 215 points.

This story was posted on 2017-04-28 08:07:56
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