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Demons track,field team registers 12 top three performances at LSU twilight meet
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The Northwestern State men’s and women’s track and field teams pulled out 12 top three finishes at the LSU Twilight Meet on Friday evening.

Seniors Karensa Ellis and Ali Fontenot and sophomore Jerrica Tillery notched first place finishes for the Lady Demons. Ellis won the 1 mile run with a time of 5:09.84 and Fontenot registered the top finish in the 3000m at 11:01.46.

Tillery recorded finished first in the triple jump with a personal-best leap of 39-10.50.

The Lady Demons also had four second-place performers. Junior Keona Jackson placed second in the shot put with a throw of 45-06.50 and Sarah Jones had the second best mark in the triple jump with a leap of 38-05.50.

Sarah Emory finished just two seconds behind Fontenot in the 3000m with a time of 11:03.42. The 4x400 relay team of Quiana Griffin, Constance Seibles, Ellis and Consuela Lindsay also placed second in a season-best time of 3:53.36.

Rechelle Bessard threw for 45-01.75 in the shot put and Janae Allen registered a personal-best mark of 56-10 in the weight throw as both Lady Demons placed third in their respective events.

On the men’s side, Brent Giddens came in second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.31.

Mitch Landry also had a top-three performance, placing third in the 3000m in 9:09.67.

The 4x400 relay team of Jarrod Charles, Dezrick Williams, Austin McCauslin and Gabriel White ran a season-best time of 3:25.09, also placing third.

Both NSU teams travel to Norman, Oklahoma next weekend to compete in the Southland Conference Championships.

Northwestern State sophomores Brent Giddens and Jerrica Tillery earned Southland Conference Athlete of the Week honors for their performances at the LSU Twilight meet, the conference office announced Monday.

Giddens, a native of Hughes Springs, Texas, finished second in the 60m hurdles with a personal-best time of 8.31. His new time puts him at sixth in the Southland standings.

Giddens is the first Demon to earn a men's track athlete of the week award this season.

Tillery moved to the top of the SLC triple jump standings when she registered a personal-best leap of 39-10.50 on Friday, finishing first.

The new mark is over a foot and a half further than her previous best of 38-05 and earns Tillery a spot in the NSU record books as the fifth-best jump in the program's history.

Giddens, Tillery and both NSU squads travel to Norman, Oklahoma to compete in the Southland Conference Indoor Championships this weekend.

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