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Demons track, field teams notch 13 top three performances at McNeese St. outdoor meet
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The Northwestern State men’s and women’s track and field teams combined for 13 top-three performances in the first meet of the outdoor season at the McNeese Bob Hayes Louisiana Challenge.

Both teams finished fourth in the team standings, the Demons with 83 points and the Lady Demons with 70 points. McNeese State’s men and women swept the meet, winning the Bob Hayes Louisiana Challenge Cup.

Wayne Douglas and Aaron Williams went first and second in the triple jump with leaps of 49-02.25 and 48-09, respectively while Lionel Ellison finished third in the high jump, clearing 6-05.50.

Justin Walker took third in the 100m dash in 10.49, just .05 second behind first place finisher Kameron Cowan of Grambling.

The NSU men placed in the top two in three of five relay events, taking first in the 4x100 (41.28) and second in the 4x200 (1:26.57) and the 4x800 (7:58.88).

“I was very pleased with our performances today,” said Demon head coach Leon Johnson. “We are still making progress and there are some things we need to correct but overall today was a good day.”

Senior Janae Allen grabbed top two finishes in all three of her events, placing first in the discus (165-03) and second in the shot put (44-07.50) and the hammer throw (170-01).

Shakemia Johnson placed second in the discus after throwing for a personal record and NSU third-best mark of 152-04.

The Lady Demon 4x200 relay placed second (1:39.07) and the 4x100 relay team finished third (47.01).

“It was a great training meet for us today,” said Lady Demon head coach Mike Heimerman. “Our relays went smooth and the throwers also had a good day so overall I am very pleased.”

The Northwestern State squads travel to Ruston next Saturday for Louisiana Tech’s Jimmy Mize Invitational.
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