McNeese leads women’s team competition, UIW sits at top of men’s standings at Southland Outdoor Championships

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HUMBLE, Texas – Day one of the 2022 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships wrapped Friday at Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas. Eight champions were crowned throughout the day, four competitors on the men’s and women’s side claimed gold medals.

Heading into day two, UIW holds the lead on the men’s side with 31 points, while McNeese stands in first place with 60 points on the women’s side. Of the eight final events on Friday, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi accounted for three first-place finishers.

Awards began after New Orleans’ Vojislav Gvero captured gold in the men’s hammer throw with a 66.33m mark. UNO also topped the podium in the women’s hammer throw as Sammy Dyson registered a 50.34m toss. Cowgirls’ Blanche Beard added 10 points to the scoreboard with a 43.46m throw to secure gold in the women’s javelin. Teammate Druenna Washington secured first-place in the women’s long jump with a leap of 6.12m.

In addition to competing in five of the 10 events in the decathlon, Cardinals’ Parker Barrett led the field in the men’s javelin with a 61.44m toss. Islanders’ Trpimir Siroki put A&M-Corpus Christi men on the board leaping a 7.83m mark to clinch first in the men’s long jump.

Running events began with the women’s 10,000-meter run, where Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Quin Johnson topped the field with a time of 37:24.66. Her performance bested the second-place finisher, New Orleans’ Mathilde Helms-Kjaer, by 9.57 seconds. Elsa Rijpstra of NIcholls crossed the line at 37:44.10 for third-place honors, earning six points for the Colonels.

The men’s portion of the 10,000m was won by Islanders’ Dennis Kipngeno, who claimed 10 points for A&M-Corpus Christi with a 30:31.83 clip. Southeastern’s Bradley Makuvire secured second with a time of 31:04.28, McNeese’s Jacob Kipkogei earned bronze with a 31:28.20.

Day two of the 2012 Southland Conference Championships begins Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the men’s multi events. The women’s multis will pick up shortly after at 11 a.m., while women’s shot put kicks off field events at 3 p.m. Running events are slated to begin at 4 p.m. with the women’s 1,500m preliminaries. For a complete schedule of events, visit the 2022 Outdoor Championships Homepage.

Women’s Team Standings After Day One

Pl. School Points
1. McNeese 60
2. New Orleans 23
3. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 17
T4. Northwestern State 14
T4. Southeastern 14
6. UIW 13
7. HBU 9
8. Nicholls 6

Men’s Team Standings After Day One

Pl. School Points
1. UIW 31
2. Southeastern 30
T3. McNeese 24
T3. Northwestern State 24
5. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 23
6. New Orleans 14
7. HBU 10
8. Nicholls 0







Women’s Hammer

Sammy Dyson

New Orleans



Men’s Hammer

Vojislav Gvero

New Orleans



Women’s Long Jump

Dreunna Washington




Men’s Long Jump

Trpimir Siroki

A&M-Corpus Christi



Women’s Javelin

Blanche Beard




Men’s Javelin

Parker Barrett




Women’s 10000m

Quin Johnson

A&M-Corpus Christi



Men’s 10000m

Dennis Kipngeno

A&M-Corpus Christi




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