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Demons track, field team set to travel to LSU in final meet before SLC Championship
Feb 16, 2013 | 342 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With just one week remaining before the Southland Conference Indoor Championships, the Northwestern State men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to LSU on Friday for the annual Twilight meet.

The event will be held at the Carl Maddox Field House with the afternoon session set to begin at 12:30 p.m. followed by the evening session at 5:15.

Joining NSU and, host team, LSU will be squads from Mississippi State, Arkansas Baptist, Hinds Community College, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Loyola-New Orleans, McNeese State and Southeastern Louisiana.

Also competing will be the men’s teams from New Orleans and Southern and the women’s teams from Nicholls State and Tulane.

LSU’s women’s team is currently the No. 1 team in the nation while the Tigers stand at No. 14 in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Top 25 power rankings. Mississippi State’s women also enter the meet as a top team in the nation at No. 25.

The leaders for the Demons include seniors Kendal Taylor and Wayne Douglas, junior Justin Walker and freshman Hanoj Carter, with all four having recorded top three performances in the SLC.

Taylor ranks first in the 200m dash at a time of 21.40 and second in the 60m at 6.82 and Walker is atop the 60m dash standings, registering a blistering time of 6.80.

Douglas currently has the third best triple jump mark in the Southland, a leap of 49-08.5 recorded two weeks ago at the Missouri Southern Lion Open.

Carter is third in the 200m dash after recording a personal-best time of 21.60 last weekend at the Tyson Invitational.

The NSU women have pulled top three performances from seniors Janae Allen, Karensa Ellis and Sarah Jones and juniors Keona Jackson and Quiana Griffin.

Allen and Jackson lead the SLC in the shot put, coming in at one and two. Allen with a personal-best throw of 47-10 and Jackson with a PR of 47-03.5.

Ellis ranks third in the 800m run after registering a time of 2:15.62 at the MSSU Lion Open on Feb. 1.

Jones also stands in third, leaping for 38-07.5 in the triple jump and Griffin is third in the 400m dash with a season-best time of 56.71.

The Southland Conference Indoor Championships will be held in Norman, Okla. next Friday and Saturday.

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