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Last Build Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 02:06:07 EDT

 



Men’s 4x400 Hits Season High Mark at Final Day of the NCAA West Region

Sun, 28 May 2017 01:02:00 EDT

The final day of the NCAA West Preliminary began with the men’s discus as the first event of Saturday morning. The sophomore Trenton Bridges was SFA’s lone representative in the throwing ring, coming in with a PR of 54.34m (178-3.75) from the Texas State Bobcat Classic. Bridges was ranked 34th in the region before the NCAA meet. His first throw would come out to a 50.44m before he maxed out on his second throw, marking a 51.86m (170-2.0). The distance would place him 18th in the competition after the first two flights. He would finish 33rd overall.



Antonio Ruiz Punches Ticket to Nationals in the Pole Vault

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:07:00 EDT

The 2017 NCAA West Regionals were held from May 25 through May 27 at Mike A. Myers Stadium at The University of Texas at Austin. The Lumberjacks had 14 individuals and one relay qualify for a chance to continue their season through Nationals. For the running events, an athlete had to place within the top three of their heat in the first round or be the next six fastest times to advance to the quarterfinals. From there the competition then narrowed down from 24 runners to 12 runners who would get a shot at the NCAA Championships in Oregon. The field events took a pool of the top 48 athletes in the region and gave them three attempts to compete for the 12 spots that got to advance to Oregon.



NCAA Track and Field West Regionals Begin Thursday

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:06:00 EDT

The Stephen F. Austin men’s and women’s track and field team will send 14 student athletes and one relay to compete against the best athletes in the region at the 2017 NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round on Thursday, May 25 through Saturday, May 27. The three days of competition will take place inside Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Qualifying individuals and relays from the regional round advance to the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon from June 7-10.



SFA Places 22 Individuals on All-Southland Conference Outdoor Teams

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:01:00 EDT

The Stephen F. Austin Track and Field program filled up all three of the 2017 All-Southland Conference teams as announced by the league office on Monday morning. SFA landed a total of 24 selections between the three teams. While Head Coach Phil Olson was named the 2017 SLC Coach of the Year on the women’s side.



Fourteen Lumberjacks Qualify for the NCAA Preliminary Rounds in Austin

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:39:00 EDT

The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Committee announced, on Thursday afternoon, the participants for the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships preliminary competitions. The west regional meet will be held this year at The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas from May 25-27.



Track and Field Women Clinch Southland Conference Title; Men Runner-Up

Sun, 14 May 2017 20:40:00 EDT

ter a tough three days of competition, the Stephen F. Austin Track and Field team emerged with one team championship and one runner-up team championship. The women's team won their eighth SLC team title and first since 2015. The team garnered 166 points, squeezing by Sam Houston who finished with 164.50 points. SFA totaled 25 medals between the men and women's teams. The men had 14 total medals, three of them gold, while the women had 11 total medals.



Explosive First Two Days for SFA Track and Field; Nine Medals, Two Titles, and One Record

Sat, 13 May 2017 23:56:00 EDT

The Stephen F. Austin Track and Field team has already claimed nine medals, two titles, and one record through the first two days of the Southland Conference Championship. The first day proved tough for the Lumberjacks as they faced bouts of torrential down pour and several lightning delays. The Lumberjacks dug deep and persevered through it all, emerging with several tremendous marks.



SFA Track and Field Aims for Third Straight Southland Conference Title

Thu, 11 May 2017 12:43:00 EDT

The Stephen F. Austin Track and Field team will be traveling down to New Orleans on Friday for the 2017 Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship. The Lumberjacks will be looking to make school history again as they pursue their third straight Southland Men’s Team Title. Last year, the men clenched the program’s first back-to-back title with 172.0 points, 23 points more than the second place Sam Houston State. The SFA men have four total team Southland Conference Championship titles and 67 individual, the second best in the SLC.



Imani Nave Chosen as Southland Athlete of the Week

Thu, 04 May 2017 09:30:00 EDT

At the Texas State Bobcat Classic last week, freshman Imani Nave set two new personal bests in the 200m and 100m events. Her performance earned her recognition from the Southland as she was chosen as this week’s Women’s Athlete of the Week presented by Universal Coin & Bullion. The freshman from Tomball was one of the nine SFA athletes that claimed individual titles at the Bobcat Classic. Both of Nave’s finishes helped add points to the women’s team overall second place finish with 178 points.



Olson Announces the Addition of Eight Signees to 2018 Track Roster

Wed, 03 May 2017 14:41:00 EDT

Stephen F. Austin Track and Field head coach Phil Olson has announced the signing of eight athletes to National Letter of Intent during the spring signing period. Both the men's and women's team add four sprinters, one jumper, and four distance runners to the roster.



Men Claim First and Women Second at the Bobcat Classic

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 23:07:00 EDT

The Stephen F. Austin Track and Field team had terrific success over the two day meet in the San Marcos. SFA claimed nine individual titles, as well as the men's team finishing first with 190 points, 50 over the second place host Texas State. The women's team finished in second with 178 points. Individual leaders where senior Derek Orlando in the men's hammer, sophomore Isaiah Pittman in men's long jump, senior Shelby Pesek in the women's 3000-meter steeple chase, junior Larry Deramus in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Trenton Bridges in the men's discus, senior Rana Ryan in the women's 1,500-meter, freshman Imani Nave in the women's 200-meter, junior Kerry Gleason in the men's 400-meter hurdles, and the men's 4x100 relay squad.



Track and Field at Texas State Bobcat Classic

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:03:00 EDT

The SFA Track and Field team are gearing up for their last chance to tune things up before they head into Championship season. The Lumberjacks head out for the two-day Bobcat Classic on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 in San Marcos, Texas.



Mayr has Big Vaulting Day at the Michael Johnson Invitational

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:52:00 EDT

Despite some unfavorable weather the Stephen F. Austin Track and Field team posted some high numbers amongst the big competition held within the Clyde Hart Track. The three-year old stadium held the annual Michael Johnson Invitational, hosted by Baylor University, over the span of Saturday, April 23.



SFA Track Travels West to Compete in Michael Johnson Invitational

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:37:00 EDT

SFA Track and Field's season is slowly coming to a close with two more track meets left until the Southland Conference Championship meet. The team heads to Waco this Saturday to compete at the Michael Johnson Invitational hosted by Baylor University. The meet will be held in the Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium for the third time since the opening of the track in 2014.



McGregor Breaks 1,500m Record and Ruiz Wins Texas Invitational Pole Vault During Busy Track Weekend

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:58:00 EDT

The Stephen F Austin Track and Field team decide to take a break from the Pineywoods and venture out west. SFA sent group of athletes out to California to partake in the 59th Mt. SAC Relays, as well as the Bryan Clay Invitational. The SFA pole vaulting squad took the shorter trip back to Austin for the Texas Invitational.