Feb. 25, 2007
JONESBORO, Ark. --- The ULM men's track & field team finished seventh with 49 points and the women finished in 10th with 22.25 points at the 2007 Sun Belt Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship, hosted by Arkansas State.
"Our men made a good showing in our first Sun Belt competition, while the women struggled a bit," said ULM head coach J.D. MALONE. "We were missing some key people due to illness."
Senior Walt Williams earned all-Sun Belt honors in two events - the men's shot and weight throw. Williams finished in third place in both events with a 16.44 meters in the shot and 16.60 meters in the weight throw. Sophomore Seth Ilaoa also earned point for the Warhawks in both events with a fifth-place finish in the shot and seventh in the weight throw.
Aden also finished fourth in the 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter runs, earning 10 points for the Warhawks. He set a ULM record in the 5,000 with a time of 15:02.72. His 3,000 time was 8:30.63.
Brophy also picked up five points for ULM with a fourth-place finish in the mile run with a time of 4:17.34. Opata finished fifth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.15 for four points.
Sprinter Kendrick Shepherd finished seventh in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.49 for two points.
Aaron Reeves picked up two more points for ULM with a seventh-place finish in the heptathlon. His 4,263 points in the event is a ULM record.
For the women, senior Felicia Lee was the only ULM student-athlete to earn all-Sun Belt honors with her second-place finish in the high jump. Lee had a height of 1.68 meters, as did Heather Davis, who finished tied for seventh.
Sophomore Sadrina Shaw picked up points in two events for the Warhawks. Shaw finished fourth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.20 and sixth in the long jump with a leap of 5.64 meters.
Nicole Simmons picked up a point for ULM with an eighth-place finish in the triple jump - 11.60 meters, while Destiny Montemayor earned three points for her sixth-place finish in the weight throw - 15.52 meters.
Amy Harris earned two points for the Warhawks with her seventh-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.64.
ULM will compete indoors one final time at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge on Friday, March 2, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Women - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored
1) Western Kentucky 126
2) Florida International 98.75
3) Middle Tennessee 87
4) North Texas 79.50
5) South Alabama 62.25
6) Arkansas State 57.25
7) Troy 54
8) Florida Atlantic 42
9) UALR 27
10) ULM 22.25
11) ULL 7
Men - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored
1) Arkansas State 129
1) South Alabama 129
3) Western Kentucky 85
4) Middle Tennessee 84.50
5) North Texas 75
6) Florida International 53.50
7) ULM 49
8) UALR 30
9) ULL 27
MEN'S TRACK MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMER--Vincent Rono, South Alabama
WOMEN'S TRACK MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMER -- Iki File, Florida Atlantic
MEN'S FIELD MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMER -- Matthew Taitt, Western Kentucky
WOMEN'S FIELD MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMER -- Amy Fleddermann, Arkansas State
MEN'S FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- Justin Arceneaaux, Louisiana-Lafayette
WOMEN'S FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- Iki File, Florida Atlantic
MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR -- Lee Evans, South Alabama
WOMEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR -- Curtiss Long, Western Kentucky
MEN'S TOP MEET SCORER -- Vincent Rono, South Alabama, 40.5 points
WOMEN'S TOP MEET SCORER -- Janet Jesang, Western Kentucky, 22 points