Texas State sets records at Baylor Invitational


Sports Reporter

Coach Dana Boone does not want to speak of the negatives of the Baylor Invitational. She is focusing on what the Texas State track and field team can take away to make itself better.

The Baylor Invitational had individual events that allowed Texas State to gauge where they are in the outdoor season. 

"There was some good things that happened," Boone said. "It wasn't a great meet, but it wasn't a bad meet."

Weather was a factor during the Baylor Invitational. Boone is waiting for a meet where the weather conditions will not be a hindrance for the team.  

Despite the setback, multiple Bobcats set personal bests at the Baylor Invitational.

Chelsie Decoud, freshman jumper, was the only Bobcat to win an event at the Baylor Invitational. Decoud won the women's high jump with 1.80 meters and kept her position at the top of the Sun Belt standings.

Alvin Chikaeze, freshman jumper, set a personal best with 15.24 meters in the men's triple jump. The jump placed him second at the Baylor Invitational and second within the Sun Belt Conference.

Anicka Newell, senior pole vaulter, recorded a new personal best with 4.10 meters. The vault earned her fourth at the Baylor Invitational and moved her into first in the Sun Belt Conference.

Alex Tripplett, junior jumper, recorded 2.05 meters in the men's high jump, claiming third in the Sun Belt Conference.

Roman Rodriguez, junior thrower, achieved a career-high in the men's shot put with a distance of 16.70 meters, improving to fourth in the conference.

Julie Lange, sophomore thrower, accomplished a personal best throwing for 16.02 meters in women's shot put. She maintained her top spot in the Sun Belt Conference.

Nikki Sanchez, freshman distance runner, had a time of 4:39:00 that marked a personal best.

"At Texas Relays you don't get to run your individual event, really,” Boone said. “This was some of these kids’ first time running their individual event this season."

Texas State’s next meet is April 11 for the Incarnate Word Invitational in San Antonio.    

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