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Indoor Track & Field: Cajuns Finish Second, Sixth Overall At Ted Nelson Invitational
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Bolstered by a first-place finish from Beau Robinson in the men's 5,000-meter run and second-place finishes by Stanley Limoh, Kyle Baudoin and Tisay Woodhouse, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns track and field team turned in several personal-bests on Friday at the Ted Nelson Invitational at the Gilliam Indoor Track and Field Stadium.
Louisiana, competing in its second indoor meet of the season, scored 79.5 points to narrowly finish second behind Northwestern State (80) on the men's side in the 14-team field with the Ragin' Cajuns women's team finishing with 48 points to finish sixth in the 12-team field.
Robinson claimed the title in the 5,000, recording a time of 15:08.54 with teammate Andre Bellard finishing eighth overall for the Ragin' Cajuns in 16:08.90.
Baudoin, the SBC leader in the men's pole vault entering the meet, led a pair of Ragin' Cajuns to top-4 finishes after clearing the bar at 16-1 ¾ to finish second overall. Teammate Matthew Standridge, in his second career meet for the Ragin' Cajuns, cleared the bar at 15-0 to finish fourth.
Limoh, competing in the men's 800-meter run, produced the second-fastest time in the Sun Belt Conference this season after finishing second overall in an indoor personal-best 1:55.50. Jeryl Brazil finished third overall in the 60-meter dash for Louisiana (6.84) with Kemondrick Walter posting the second-fastest time in the SBC (48.84) in the 400-meters to finish fourth overall.
In the men's 60-meter hurdles, Tyler Hughes earned a fifth-place finish for the Ragin' Cajuns with a time of 8.20 with Kameron Cummings placing eighth overall in 8.28. The men's distance medley relay team posted a time of 10:20.18 to finish second overall and posting the second-best time in the SBC this season.
Richard Delphin (59-2 ¼) and Dominique Williams (54-8) each posted indoor personal-bests in the men's weight throw for Louisiana with Delphin placing third overall and Williams eighth. Damon Guidry finished fourth overall for Louisiana in the high jump, clearing the bar at 6-6 ¼.
Louisiana nearly placed three individuals in the top-8 in the men's shot put with newcomer Shaquille Singuineau finishing fourth overall (53-5), Anthony Taylor (51-3) eighth and Dominique Williams ninth (51-2 ¾).
Woodhouse, who set a school-record in the women's weight throw last week at the season-opening LSU Purple Tiger, posted a throw of 57-5 ¾ to finish second overall in the event for the Ragin' Cajuns. Lindsey Darby placed fifth overall in the women's triple jump for the Ragin' Cajuns, posting an indoor personal-best at 39-1 ¼.
Three Cajuns – Alexa Johnson (11-2 ½), Kimberly Rushford (11-2 ½) and Bailey Broussard (10-8 ¾) – finished sixth through eighth respectively in the women's pole vault with freshman Frankie Griffin recording a fourth-place finish in the high jump for Louisiana, clearing the bar at 5-5 ¾.
Courtney Musgrove led a trio of Ragin' Cajuns in the women's 3,000-meter run, posting a time of 10:22.19 to finish third overall. Claire Hodges posted a time of 10:22.63 to finish fourth for Louisiana with Lindsay LaGarde (10:39.64) crossing the line in seventh. Alexa Breaux posted a fifth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run, clocking a time of 19:09.55.
In the women's mile run, Courtney Broussard established an indoor personal-best after finishing fourth overall in 5:16.27. Teammate Hailey Hesterman posted a time of 5:17.78 to finish fifth overall for the Ragin' Cajuns.
Louisiana will return to action beginning on Thursday (Jan. 18) when it competes in the two-day Samford Multi in Birmingham, Ala.
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