Montemayor Wins Weight Throw on Final Day of Sun Belt Indoor Track & Field Championships


MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—Destiny Montemayor claimed the Sun Belt weight throw championship and ULM claimed eight total all-conference honors as the Sun Belt Indoor Track & Field Championships wrapped up Sunday in Murfreesboro, Tenn.


Andrew Opata took the silver medal in the 800 meter dash crossing just .06 of a second behind Temitayo Harriman from North Texas. The Warhawks 4x400 meter relay team consisting of Morgan Fayard, Opata, Kendrick Shepherd and Mychal Word also claimed silver.


ULM men finished second and third in the heptathlon with Isaac Combs claiming the silver and Ruslan Hemed taking the bronze. Combs’ score of 5,115 points would have been the Sun Belt record had he finished in first place.

Word finished fifth in the men’s 400 meter dash with a time of 48.68 after posting the second best time in the preliminaries. Jarvis Mansfield scored for the Warhawks in the 55 meter hurdles finishing in eighth place in a time of 7.70 seconds.


The men finished in sixth place with 59.5 points. Western Kentucky claimed the team championship by seven points over host Middle Tennessee (128-121).


On the women’s side, the Warhawks finished in eight place with 41 points just two back of Arkansas State. Western Kentucky took the women’s team championship as well with 149 points with Middle Tennessee in second place with 95 points.


The women picked up seven points in the 55 meter hurdles with a fourth place finish from Brittany Culver (8.16) and a seventh place outing by Sadrina Shaw (8.32).


Natasha Washington finished in sixth place in the triple jump with a leap of 38-10.50 feet on her second attempt while Dominique McAdoo finished seventh in the pentathlon with 2,974 points.