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TLU Women sit 2nd after day 1 of SCAC Women's Track & Field Championships

TLU Women sit 2nd after day 1 of SCAC Women's Track & Field Championships

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SAN ANTONIO --  The Texas Lutheran Bulldogs sit in second place after day one of the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Trinity University.

The Bulldogs trail Trinity by 18 points with a day remaining in the conference meet.

TLU senior Cortnee Priour (Victoria/Goliad) tied the conference meet record in the triple jump. Priour, an All-American in 2018 in the long jump, posted a triple jump mark of 38 feet, nine inches in the victory.

Texas Lutheran freshman Tia Hart (Edna/Industrial) won the women's javelin with a toss of 134 feet, 5 inches - the third-longest javelin toss in the history of the SCAC Women's Championship.

Sophomore Dejah Carr (Houston/Channelview) repeated as the SCAC Champion in the women's hammer throw with a heave of 147-5.

In the women's hammer, TLU posted first and third-place finishes. Hannah Kipp (Ledbetter/Round Top-Carmine) collected the third-place showing.

COMPLETE STANDINGS

1. Trinity - 64
T2. Colorado College - 46
T2. Texas Lutheran - 46
4. Dallas - 16
5. Southwestern - 12
6. Schreiner - 2
T7. Austin College - 0
T7. Johnson & Wales - 0

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Trinity seniors Molly McCullough and Mia Loseff both joined the rare four-time event winners club. McCullough became the first women in SCAC history to win the 3,000 meter steeplechase (12:17.90) four times and Loseff four-peated in the pole vault - shattering SCAC meet record in the process with a clearing height of 12' 2 3/4. She is the first SCAC student-athlete to clear 12 feet in conference championship meet competition.
  • McCullough and Losef became the ninth and 10th female student-athletes in the 28-year history of the conference championship meet to win an event four consecutive years.
  • Texas Lutheran student-athletes claimed three individual titles in first day action. Dejah Carr repeated as the winner of the hammer throw (147' 5"), Cortnee Priour took top honors in the triple jump (38' 9") - tying the longest leap in SCAC championship meet history and Tia Hart won the final event of the day - the javelin (134' 5") - the third-longest toss in SCAC championship meet history.
  • Allyssa Warling of Colorado College took top honors in the 10,000 meters (38:57.99).

UP NEXT

  • Competition resumes tomorrow with the women's 5000-meter final at 8:00 a.m., followed by the men's event at 8:30 a.m. Field events begin at 9 a.m., with the women's shot put and women's high jump as well as finals in the men's long jump and men's discuss. A complete schedule of events can be found here.