Senior Lisa Egarter
March 21, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas (SMU) – The SMU track & field team concluded the first meet of its 2014 outdoor season at the TCU Horned Frog Invitational at the Lowdon Track Field Complex in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday. Senior Lisa Egarter (high jump, 1.68 meters), junior Stephanie Kalu (100-meter dash, 11.15 seconds) and sophomore Lucija Cvitanovic (javelin, 47.79 meters) all recorded first place finishes for the Mustangs.
In addition to Cvitanovic in the javelin, Egarter finished fourth in the event with a throw of 39.47 meters.
After an outstanding day yesterday in the hammer throw and the discus, the SMU throwers were back in action today for the shot put. Senior Helena Perez led SMU and finished third in the event with a throw of 15.69 meters while junior Rayann Chin and freshman Tochi Nlemchi recorded marks of 14.72 and 14.65 meters to finish fourth and fifth, repsectively.
Kalu led the Mustang sprinters with her first place finish in the 100-meter dash and a runner-up finish in the 200-meter dash as she posted a time of 23.21 seconds. In addition, sophomore Rachel Scruggs had a third place finish for the Mustangs in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.07 seconds.
SMU recorded two top-10 finishes in the 1500-meter run as sophomore Karoline Skatteboe finished fourth (4:43.03) and sophomore Shanoah Souza finished fifth with a time of 4:44.89. In the 3,000-meter run, the Mustangs claimed five of the top-10 performances with freshman Tova Magnusson leading SMU in the event with a time of 9:53.03 to place second.
In the 800-meter run, sophomore Holly Archer finished seventh with a time of 2:16.78.
The Mustangs are back in action for their outdoor season by traveling to the Texas Relays next week. The meet will be held from March 26-29 in Austin.