By Darrion Gray
There is only one track meet on Texas Southern’s campus a year. For this reason, TSU relays serve as both a track meet and a senior night.
On the second day of the event, there is an opening ceremony where seniors are recognized for their achievements. Seniors Chris Allen, Bronshaye Bolden, Jacob Price, and Mykele Young Sanders all found success at the relays, with all four landing first place finishes in at least one event.
Finding success on both the track and the field, Christelle “Fab” Nintcheu set out to affirm her status as one of the best field athletes in SWAC, finishing top five in the SWAC in javelin, shot put, hammer throw, and discus. In this particular meet, she placed first in shot put and discus.
The success on the field continued through the triple jump, with T’nia Sample and Rakayla Robertson nearly jumping into the student center parking lot, finishing first and second, both setting new personal records.
As a jack of all trades, Reeves does it all, as her participation in the pentathlon at SWAC indoors shows. At this meet, Kiya Reeves blazed in the 100m hurdles and was another one of our athletes to set a personal record.
Of all the athletes out there Friday and Saturday, the most heartwarming story might have been senior Jacob Price. “Being able to run is the most meaningful thing in his life,” Price said, shaving off three seconds from his previous personal record. Price now sits as the fastest 800-meter runner in the SWAC.
The men’s 4x400m relay was the last event for TSU on that day, with the team taking the lead from the jump and never looking back. Price was the anchor for the team and secured the team an elusive 4×400 victory.
TSU men and women will compete next at Rice University for the Victor Lopez Classic on March 22 and 23.