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MEN’S GOLF

Lions improve in the second day at South Central/West Super Regional.

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s golf team improved by 20 strokes in the second round of the NCAA Division II South Central/West Super Regional on Tuesday at Tascosa Golf Club.

The Lions shot a 7-over par 291 and now sit in 18th place in the team standings at 602 (+34). A&M-Commerce will be in the opening tee groups Wednesday starting at 7:30 a.m. with Colorado State-Pueblo and Western Washington.

Lucas McCubbin and Blake Hartford both shot even par 71 in Tuesday’s round. McCubbin notched birdies on holes two and eight before going above par. He closed strong and birdied the 17th hole. Hartford had four birdies on the day, including a run of three birdies in four holes.

Wilfredo Sanchez carded a 3-over par 74 for the day. After early struggles, the senior settled down and also closed with a flourish, scoring birdies on the 17th and 18th holes.

Garrett Landers shot a 4-over par 75, scattering four birdies across his round. Joe Wolcik shot an 8-over par 79, highlighted by a chip-in for eagle from the fringe on the 17th hole.

Rank  Team Scores Total  Par 
1. California Baptist 292 278 570 +2
2. St. Mary’s 286 285 571 +3
3. Chico State 292 285 577 +9
Colorado Christian 291 286 577 +9
5. Colorado-Colorado Springs 294 287 581 +13
Holy Names 298 283 581 +13
Sonoma State 295 286 581 +13
8. Oklahoma Christian 290 292 582 +14
9. Colorado School of Mines 298 287 585 +17
10. Arkansas-Fort Smith 297 290 587 +19
11. Cal State San Marcos 301 288 589 +21
12. Cal State Monterey Bay 296 294 590 +22
13. Midwestern State 302 289 591 +23
14. Simon Fraser 299 293 592 +24
15. Rogers State 309 285 594 +26
16. Dixie State 297 299 596 +28
Dominican (Calif.) 301 295 596 +28
18. A&M-Commerce  311 291 602 +34
19. Colorado State-Pueblo 314 294 608 +40
20. Western Washington 316 302 618 +50

A&M-Commerce 311 291 602 +34 18th
Lucas McCubbin 78 71 149 +7 t-47th
Blake Hartford 79 71 150 +8 t-60th
Wilfredo Sanchez 78 74 152 +10 t-76th
Garrett Landers 78 75 153 +11 t-80th
Joe Wolcik 77 79 156 +14 t-97th

 

MEN’S GOLF

Lions sit in 18th after opening day at South Central/West Super Regional.

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s golf team is in 18th place after the first round of the 2018 NCAA Division II South Central/West Super Regional at Tascosa Golf Club’s La Paloma on Monday.

Making their first team regional appearance in nine years, the Lions shot a 311 (+27) on the par-71 layout. Birdies were hard to come by for the blue and gold, who struggled to overcome a rocky start.

Joe Wolcik carded the Lions’ lowest score of the day at 77 (+6). While he did not score worse than a bogey on any hole, he notched two birdies on his eighth and 17th holes.

A trio of Lions tied at 78 (+7), as Lucas McCubbin, Wilfredo Sanchez, and Garrett Landers all came in at that score. Landers had three birdies on the day, Sanchez had a pair, and McCubbin notched one. Blake Hartford scored a 79 (+8) with a couple of birdies.

With 36 holes of action remaining, the Lions still have plenty of time to recover and push themselves into contention. They will start that comeback on Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m., even paired with Cal State Monterey Bay and Dixie State.

Rank  Team Total  Par 
1. St. Mary’s 286 +2
2. Oklahoma Christian 290 +6
3. Colorado Christian 291 +7
4. California Baptist 292 +8
Chico State 292 +8
6. Colorado-Colorado Springs 294 +10
7. Sonoma State 295 +11
8. Cal State Monterey Bay 296 +12
9. Arkansas-Fort Smith 297 +13
Dixie State 297 +13
11. Colorado School of Mines 298 +14
Holy Names 298 +14
13. Simon Fraser 299 +15
14. Cal State San Marcos 301 +17
Dominican (Calif.) 301 +17
16. Midwestern State 302 +18
17. Rogers State 309 +25
18. A&M-Commerce  311 +27
19. Colorado State-Pueblo 314 +30
20. Western Washington 316 +32
A&M-Commerce 311 +27 18th
Joe Wolcik 77 +6 t-63rd
Garrett Landers 78 +7 t-74th
Lucas McCubbin 78 +7 t-74th
Wilfredo Sanchez 78 +7 t-74th
Blake Hartford 79 +8 t-84th

SOFTBALL

Softball selected for South Central Regional Tournament for the second time in program history.

INDIANAPOLIS– For the second time in the program’s four-season history, the Texas A&M University-Commerce softball team has been selected to participate in the NCAA Division II South Central Regional Tournament. The Lions are the fourth seed in the region.

The Lions will play in a double elimination tournament on the campus of Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colo., played May 10-12. The other three teams in the Lions’ bracket will be first-seed CMU, fifth-seed Tarleton State and eighth-seed Rogers State. The winners of the Colorado Mesa and Angelo State brackets will advance to the Super Regional Tournament, held May 17-18, hosted by the highest seed remaining.

The Lions will begin the tournament playing against Tarleton State, the fifth seed in the region. The Lions swept the season series in Commerce.

The No. 13 Lions hold a record of 39-9, the most wins in program history. The Lions have now qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament for the second time in the program’s four-year history.

NCAA Division II South Central Region Tournament 1
at Grand Junction, Colo. (all times MDT)

THURSDAY, MAY 10
3:00 p.m. – Tarleton State vs. A&M-Commerce
5:30 p.m. – Rogers State vs. Colorado Mesa

FRIDAY, MAY 11
Noon – Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner
2:30 p.m. – Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser
5:00 p.m. – Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner

SATURDAY, MAY 12
Noon – Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner
2:30 p.m. – Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 loser (if necessary)

 

MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD

Lions are LSC runner-up, as Clark beats the 32-year-old meet record.

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s track and field team claimed runner-up honors at the 2018 Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, knocking down a 32-year old meet record in the process.

Rashard Clark set an LSC Championships meet record and school record in the 400-meter dash at 45.54 seconds, just outside the top 10 in Division II all-time history. The previous meet record had been in 1986. He was also the runner-up in the 200-meter dash at 21.20 seconds.

Gabriel Peterson, Josiah Dennis, Dedrian Windham, and Clark teamed up to win the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 3:08.75, giving the Lions three of the nation’s four fastest times this season.

The Lions placed four runners each in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash. In the 400 meters, D’Lance Sharp was the runner-up with an automatic qualifying time of 46.11 seconds. Windham placed fifth at 47.47 and Peterson placed seventh at 47.60 seconds.

In the 200 meters, following Clark were Malcolm Woods at 21.2061 seconds in third place, Stadrian Taylor in fourth at 21.53 seconds, and Sharp in the eighth.

Taylor also placed third in the 100-meter dash at 10.45 seconds, followed by Woods in fourth at 10.47 seconds.

The 4×100 meter relay team of Brice Ashburn, Woods, Taylor, and Josiah Dennis was the meet runner-up at 40.64 seconds, which is the seventh-fastest time in the nation.

Florian Obst earned points in three events, making the podium with a runner-up finish in the long jump at 7.25 meters (23-9 ½), and a third-place finish in the discus throw with a throw of 49.72 meters (163-1). He also finished seventh in the 110-meter hurdles at 14.83 and the 400-meter hurdles at 54.71.

Jordan Wilson placed fifth in the high jump, clearing 1.93 meters (6-4), while also placing sixth in the long jump at 7.07 meters (23-2 ½).

Also placing in the long jump were Sir Morgan Loudd in third at 7.23 meters (23-8 ¾) and DeVontae Steele in fifth at 7.10 meters (23-3 ½).

Austin Yaeger placed fourth in the 1,500 meter run at 3:56.75, and was fifth in the 800 meter run at 1:53.36.

 

WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD

Lion women set two meet records and four school records on the way to third place at LSC Championships.

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s track and field set two meet records and four school records on the way to a third-place finish at the 2018 Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Minna Svaerd was part of both meet records for the Lions. She was the champion in the 400-meter hurdles with a school record time of 58.13 seconds, winning the race by over two seconds and setting the second-fastest time in the nation with an automatic qualifying mark.

Svaerd was then the lead leg of the 4×400 meter relay. She and Ro’Nisha Simpson, Joy Spann, and Kamryn McKee got the stick around the track in 3:41.33 for a new school record and the fifth-best time in the nation, breaking a 12-year old meet record.

McKee was also the champion in the 400-meter dash at 54.96 seconds, ranking 12th nationally this season.

Anitial’a Robins set a school record in the discus throw, placing second with a long throw of 50.14m (164-6), ranking 10th in the nation this season.

The 4×100 meter relay team finished fourth at 46.21, as Mackenzie Clark, Courtlyn Gant, McKee, and Spann set a school record.

Laura Alicke claimed third in the 5,000 meter run at 18:22.66.

Maryam Muhammad was the top finisher in the 100-meter hurdles in fourth place at 14.50, followed by Jessica Clay in fifth at 14.87, and Anne Spearman in seventh at 15.27.

Gant placed fifth in the 100-meter dash at 11.91 with a provisional qualifying time, while Clark placed sixth at 11.96. Clark also placed eighth in the 200-meter dash at 25.19. Maiya Collins took fifth in the 800 meter run at 2:19.39.

Hailey Nelson and Markie Abbott both cleared 1.64m (5-4 ½) in the high jump to place fourth and fifth. Candace Thomas placed sixth in the javelin throw with a toss of 36.69m (120-4).

1. Angelo State 222
2. West Texas A&M 164
2. A&M-COMMERCE 136
4. Texas A&M-Kingsville 104
5. Tarleton State 69.5
6. Eastern New Mexico 44.5
7. Lubbock Christian 31
8. Midwestern State 6

 

WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD

Lion women in second place after Friday’s action at LSC Championships.

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s track and field sit in second place after Friday’s action at the 2018 Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Laura Alicke won the conference championship in the 10,000-meter run, winning the race by nearly 20 seconds at 38:57.95.

Minna Svaerd was the runner-up in the pole vault, clearing 3.78 meters (12-4 ¾), only missing out on the conference championship based on the number of attempts required.

Hailey Wanoreck placed second in the hammer throw at 56.79 meters (186-4), and Anitial’a Robins placed fourth at 51.19 meters (167-11).

Jasmine Roberts placed third in the triple jump at 12.24 meters (40-2), followed by Mackenzie Clark in fourth at 11.88 meters (38-11 ¾), and Talia Lujua in sixth at 11.50 meters (37-8 ¾).

The day started with the Lions picking up 13 points in the heptathlon, led by a third-place finish from Chelsea Cheek with 4,690 points and a fourth-place finish from Jessica Clay with 4,684 points – both good for provisional qualifying marks.

Jasmine Amo placed seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 12:02.08.

In preliminary action, Svaerd stole the show, blazing time of 59.40 seconds in the 400 meter hurdles for the fastest time of the night by over three seconds, and the second-fastest time in the nation this season. Shanecia Baker also qualified for the final in 1:04.56.

The Lions qualified three runners for the 100-meter hurdle finals in Maryam Muhammad (14.88), Clay (14.97), and Anne Spearman (15.01).

Kamryn McKee was the top qualifier in the 400-meter dash at 55.55 seconds. Clark was a heat winner in the 100-meter dash at 11.93 seconds, and Courtlyn Gant also qualified at 12.05 seconds. Maiya Collins qualified for the 800-meter run final in 2:21.66.

Action resumes at 11 a.m. Saturday with the javelin, long jump, discus, and high jump. Running finals begin with the 4×100 meter relay at 5:30 p.m.

1. Angelo State 95
2. A&M-COMMERCE 61
3. West Texas A&M 47
4. Texas A&M-Kingsville 26
5. Lubbock Christian 19
6. Tarleton State 15
7. Eastern New Mexico 6
8. Midwestern State 4

 

MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD

Lion men sit fourth after the first full day at LSC Championships.

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s track and field team is in fourth place after Friday’s action at the 2018 Lone Star Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

DeVontae Steele established a new school record in the triple jump with the second-longest leap in the nation this season, claiming the gold medal by over a foot at 15.94 meters (52-3 ¾).

Hudson Hall was the runner-up in the pole vault at 4.80 meters (15-9) and was one of three scorers for the Lions in the event. Colin Millsap placed fifth at 4.65 meters (15-3), and Wesley Culbertson placed seventh at 4.50 meters (14-9).

Armani Smith earned points for the Lions as the runner-up in the hammer throw at 53.91 meters (176-10) and seventh place finisher in the shot put at 15.40 meters (50-6 ¼). Steven Sanchez placed sixth in the shot put at 15.76 meters (51-8 ½).

Sergio Marcello placed fourth in the 10,000 meter run at 31:31.45. Steeven Martinez placed eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 10:26.49.

The Lions will stand to gain plenty of points on Saturday, carrying half of the field in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash.

A&M-Commerce won three of the four preliminary heats in the 200-meter dash, led by Stadrian Taylor’s 21.29. D’Lance Sharp and Rashard Clark also qualified as heat winners, both at 21.31 and Malcolm Woods qualified at 21.47.

Sharp (47.00) and Clark (47.53) were heat winners in the 400-meter dash. Gabriel Peterson (47.54) and Dedrian Windham (47.82) also qualified for the final in that event.

Florian Obst qualified for the final in both the 110-meter hurdles (14.58) and 400-meter hurdles (53.47).

Woods (10.44) and Taylor (10.49) both qualified for the 100-meter dash final and Austin Yaeger (1:53.09) qualified for the 800-meter run.

Action resumes at 11:00 am Saturday with the javelin, long jump, discus, and high jump. Running finals begin with the 4×100 meter relay at 5:30 pm.

1. Angelo State 86
2. Texas A&M-Kingsville 59
3. West Texas A&M 58
4. A&M-COMMERCE 50
5. Eastern New Mexico 11
6. Lubbock Christian 7
7. Tarleton State 2