Conway's Setzler repeats as SLC steeplechase champion

University of Central Arkansas senior Erika Setzler of Conway repeated as the 2014 Southland Conference champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Saturday at the SLC Outdoor Championship on her home track at Bill Stephens Track Complex.

Setzler  ran a time of 10:20.56, beating Lamar’s Louise Webb by 6.22 and beating her own 2013 time of 10:31.90. Sophie Clauss finished 15th (12:16.90) and Brianna Stuepfert was 16th (12:33.63).

Setzler’s victory put the UCA women in third place behind Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin heading into the final day of action.

Samantha Gibson finished fourth in the heptathlon with 4,798 points, while Hadley Swanson was 10th (4,386). Anna Kirk finished 11th in the javelin (121.01). 

The UCA men stand in sixth place after two days of action. Senior Trey Carter finished fourth in the decathlon with 6,682 points, while Alex Miles was seventh (6,227) and Travis Nagle was 15th (5,475). Grant Williams finished ninth in the 3,000 steeplechase (9:36.77), while Ryan Davidson was 12th (9:59.09).

In the final event of the night, Carter finished sixth in the javelin with a distance of 185-07.

Anthony Farris-King finished 16th in the long jump (21.06).

Field events begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, with running finals beginning at 2 p.m.



Sat, 08/19/2017 - 21:11

McCollum’s Column: A sampler from the ‘Conway Four’

The four Wampus Cats have been transformed into Bears and they are still hungy.

Read more
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 18:54

Trojans slip past UCA in OT

LITTLE ROCK – Little Rock’s Jaclyn Purvine scored a golden goal in the 95th minute, dribbling through the UCA midfield and sliding the ball into the top-right corner, just past the outstretched fingers of a diving Lauren Mercuri to give the Trojans a 2-1 overtime victory Friday night in the soccer opener for the University of Central Arkansas women.

Read more
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 18:40

Conway volleyball hopes to build on successful tradition

With the season starting Tuesday, the Conway Lady Cats volleyball team got a glimpse into their season with the annual Volleyball Showcase on Saturday at Buzz Bolding Arena.

Read more