Texas Southern Track and Field gets new equipment for next season

Courtesy of Texas Southern Sports Information The Texas Southern track and field programs received a dose of good news recently with the arrival of new equipment and the completion of the long jump pit inside Durley Stadium.  The team received brand new high jump and pole vaults pits for its student-athletes to use in both practice and competitions. The four long jump pits are also new as the area was relocated from the existing track to an area behind the east side bleachers close to the Tiger Walk.  “I want…

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Grambling’s James earns consecutive SWAC Offensive Player of the Week

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications :  Grambling State University sophomore outside hitter Jayden James earned her second consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honor, the conference announced on Wednesday. James received SWAC accolades after a stellar week in four Grambling State matches. She was selected to the UNA Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team after her phenomenal three-match performance against North Alabama, New Orleans and Lamar. She registered 50 kills, 33 digs, two block assists and one service ace. Florida A&M’s Brook Hudson was named the SWAC Defensive…

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Grambling’s Monfries sets personal best at Knight Invatational

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications: Alexavier Monfries ran a personal best time of 21.25 and just missed out on winning the 200m dash by eight-tenths of a second on Saturday as the Grambling State University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the Carl Knight Invitational, hosted by Stephen F. Austin, at Fletcher Garner Track.  Monfries continues to turn in top performances this spring as his time nearly beat Zac Martin, of McNeese State. Martin won the event in 21.17, while Stephen F. Austin’s Joseph Harding took…

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Grambling’s Monfries sweeps 200 and 400 at SWAC Track Championships

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Alexavier Monfries did what he has been doing all season… Dominating!  The St. James, Jamaica native has been one of the best freshmen in all of NCAA Division I on the track this season and the absolute best in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).  Monfires captured the 200m and 400m title on Friday at the SWAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham Crossplex and has an opportunity to advance to the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships March 11-12 in Birmingham.   WOMEN’S TEAM RESULTS  – Grambling State finished with 24…

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Alabama State takes Men’s and Women’s 2019 SWAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

From swac.org: PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas- The Alabama State Women’s Track and Field claimed team their 10th consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field title leading the field with 177.5 total points. Prairie View A&M finished second with 154.5 points followed by Grambling State (101), Texas Southern (74), and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (73) to round out the top team standings. On the men’s side, Alabama State claimed the title in spectacular fashion as head coach Ritchie Beene won his first Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship as head coach. Jackson State finished…

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2019 Day 2 SWAC Outdoor Track&Field Championship Recap

From swac.org: DAY TWO RESULTS | CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – The Alabama State University men made a surge to the top of the team standings following the conclusion of day two of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the campus of Prairie View A&M. Alabama State, seeking its first SWAC outdoor championship under coach Ritchie Beene, has 69 total points. Southern is second with 43 points, and Grambling State and defending champion Prairie View A&M are tied for third with 33 points each. On…

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SWAC Indoor Track and Field Recap- January 18-20

Hornets shine at Samford Invitational, Samford Open BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – Alabama State continued its impressive start the 2018-19 Indoor Season with a strong showing at the Samford Invitational Friday at the Birmingham Crossplex. The men had seven top five finishes while the women tallied six on day one. Alabama State closed out the Samford tournament at the Crossplex with another flurry of top five finishes. Samford Invitational Results | Samford Open Results | Day 1 Recap | Day 2 Recap Multiple Panthers set personal-best marks at Red Raider Invite LUBBOCK, Texas  – During the Red Raider Invite hosted…

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