BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Hendrix College men’s and women’s track and field teams broke nine school records at the Southern Athletic Association Indoor Challenge at the Birmingham Crossplex on Saturday.
The Warrior women broke five marks, finishing third out of eight schools. The men broke three records and tied another one as they tied for fifth.
Four-time All-America Elizabeth Krug finished in the top three in all seven events she competed in, racking up 43 points. The senior from Heber Springs won the long jump with a mark of 5.27 meters (17 ft.-3.5 in.). She set school records in the 200-meter dash (2nd, 27.03) and 400 meters (3rd, 1:00.01) and was third in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.52. Krug also placed third in the high jump by clearing and 1.51 meters (4 ft.-11.5) inches and shot put with a throw of 10.86 meters (35 ft.-7.75).
Krug was the anchor leg of the 4x400 meter relay with freshmen Tori Walters and Victoria Amadi and junior Cassie Tacuher, breaking the school record with a time of 4:20.69 and placing second.
Amadi won the triple jump with an impressive debut leap of 11.49 meters (37 ft-8.5 in.), which is currently seventh in NCAA Division III.
Junior Sydnee Davis broke the old school record in the weight throw by nearly eight feet with a distance of 13.67 meters (44 ft.-10.25 in.).
Taucher, Johnson, Amadi and Walters also had a time of 1:53.48 in the 4x200 relay, good for fourth.
Rhodes was atop the women’standings with 193 points. It was followed by Centre (111), Hendrix (72), Birmingham-Southern (53), Oglethorpe (53), Millsaps (20), Berry (15) and Sewanee (5).
For the men, freshman thrower Stephen Stearman shattered the school record with a shot put of 13.24 meters (43 ft.-5.25), besting the old mark by 7.25 feet. He also placed fifth with a weight throw of 12.61 meters (41 ft.-4.5 in.).
Freshman Travus McMahon tied former two-time all-conference selection Carlton Leding’s school record of 7.21 seconds in the 60-meter dash finals, placing third. McMahon was also .04 seconds off of Leding’s 200 record at 23.90 seconds, finishing ninth.
Sophomore Charlie Garcia broke his own record in the long jump with a ninth-place mark of 5.63 meters (18 ft.-5.75 in.). His triple jump of 11.65 meters (38 ft.-2.75 in.) was good for fourth place.
Peter Butler, Andy McCall, Cam Meek and Matt Ramirez broke the 4x400 meter relay school record with a time of 3:46.60, finishing sixth. Ramirez, Butler, McMahon and Shaquille Grant ran the 4x200 relay in 1:37.57, finishing third and McCall, Ramirez, Meek and Jeffery Scott finishes sixth in the distance medley in 11:40.77.
Rhodes also won the men’s side with 147.5 points, followed by BSC (136), Centre (99), Sewanee (33.5), Oglethorpe (31), Hendrix (31), Millsaps (27) and Berry (21).