Track

Former Texas A&M University-Commerce sprinter Malcolm Woods leads a trio of runners to the finish in the men’s 100-meter dash at the East Texas Invitational on Friday. From left are Woods, Rashard Clark of A&M-C, Terrance Rogers of Jarvis Christian and Devon Sanders of A&M-C. 

Texas A&M University-Commerce broke four school records as both the men’s and women’s track and field teams won team championships at the East Texas Invitational on Friday.

The Lion men earned 205 points to defeat Tarleton by 93 1/2 points and the Lion women scored 199 points to surpass Tarleton by 29 points.

“Overall, I’m really happy with our performance this weekend, especially with the schedule adjustments due to the weather,” said head coach George Pincick. “We continue to to improve in every way. Josh Boateng had a massive throw and broke a long-standing record. The other throwers also did great, with Tamara Susa breaking the school record in the javelin.

“Markaaisha Richardson broke the 100-meter hurdle record and Eboni Coby broke the 200-meter dash record. From top to bottom, each event group performed very well.”

Josh Boateng (St. George’s, Grenada) broke a 36-year-old school record and Grenadian national record in the men’s discus throw with a toss of 60.77m (199-4). 

Boateng also won the shot put throw with a mark of 17.52m (57-5 ¾).

Eboni Coby (Lancaster) broke a six-year old record in the women’s 200-meter dash, winning the event and earning a provisional qualifying time at 24.26 seconds.

Markaaisha Richardson (Amarillo Tascosa) broke the school record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles and earned a provisional qualifying mark at 14.03 seconds.

Tamara Susa (Novi Sad, Serbia) broke a school record which stood since 2009 in the women’s javelin throw at 45.50m (149-3), also earning a provisional qualifying mark. She also won the women’s discus throw at 42.95m (140-11).

The Lions return to action with split squad action next weekend, splitting the groups between the Mt. SAC Relays in Southern California and the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge, La.

SCHOOL RECORDS

Women’s 200m dash – Eboni Coby – 24.26

Women’s 100m hurdles – Markaaisha Richardson – 14.03

Women’s javelin throw – Tamara Susa – 45.50m (149-3)

Men’s discus throw – Josh Boateng – 60.77m (199-4)

EVENT WINS

Women’s 100m dash – Mackenzie Clark – 11.89

Women’s 200m dash – Eboni Coby – 24.26

Women’s 100m hurdles – Markaaisha Richardson – 14.03

Women’s 4x100m relay – Mackenzie Clark, Markaaisha Richardson, Ro’Nisha Simpson, Eboni Coby – 46.43

Women’s triple jump – Talia Lujua – 11.80m (38-8 )

Women’s discus throw – Tamara Susa – 42.95m (140-11)

Women’s javelin throw – Tamara Susa – 45.50m (149-3)

Men’s 200m dash – Rashard Clark – 21.09

Men’s 400m dash – Eric Age – 48.31

Men’s 110m hurdles – Dorian Andrews – 14.41

Men’s high jump – Robert Wood – 2.00m (6-6 )

Men’s pole vault – Hudson Hall – 4.70m (15-5)

Men’s shot put – Josh Boateng – 17.52m (57-5 )

Men’s discus throw – Josh Boateng – 60.77m (199-4)

Men’s hammer throw – Joseph Brown – 55.74m (182-10)

Men’s javelin throw – Robert Wood – 48.95m (160-7)

AUTOMATIC QUALIFYING MARKS

Men’s discus throw – Josh Boateng – 60.77m (199-4)

PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING MARKS

Women’s 200m dash – Eboni Coby – 24.26

Women’s 100m hurdles – Markaaisha Richardson – 14.03

Women’s javelin throw – Tamara Susa – 45.50m (149-3)

Men’s 200m dash – Rashard Clark – 21.09

Men’s 110m hurdles – Dorian Andrews – 14.41