CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Five members of the Lindsey Wilson track & field program picked up individual event victories on Saturday at the Austin Peay Governors Invitational.
Hallmon turned in an impressive performance in the 100 meter dash after crossing the line in 10.42 seconds to top the field of 28 runners. His time was good enough for a national A standard and broke the school record in the event. Hallmon topped his own record of 10.58 seconds set a season ago.
Murphy captured the win in the 400 meter hurdles with his time of 53.54 seconds, eclipsing the national A standard requirements in the process. Andrew Morgan also ran in the 400 hurdles, placing seventh. Murphy went on to capture a fourth-place finish in the 110 meter hurdles. Paige Pettell won the discus after her throw of 38.97 meters was the best of 13 competitors.
Chanel Roberts won the shot put event with a distance of 14.20 meters, hitting well over the national A standard requirement of 13.50 meters, to top the field of 24 athletes. Pettell placed a few spot behind Roberts in the shot put in fifth at 12.75 meters.
Keeling was the final Blue Raider to win an event, doing so in the long jump after launching himself 6.80 meters to top the other 14 participants. Not far behind, teammate Michael Redmon finished third at 6.65 meters.
Hallmon came up just shy of winning two additional events, but settled for runner-up performances.
In the 200 meter dash, Hallmon placed second with a time of 20.91 seconds, just .06 seconds off the winning time but still good enough for a national A cut. His run missed the program record of 20.86 seconds, which he set earlier this season. DeQuan Robinson finished just behind Hallmon in third place with an A standard time of 21.17 seconds, while Keeling finished in sixth place in the event out of 40 participants.
In the men's 4x100 meter relay, Hallmon, Robinson, Keeling and Christian Davis teamed up for a second-place finish in the event with a time of 42.30 seconds. Davis added a sixth-place finish in the 100 meters to his day. The Blue Raiders also finished second in the 4x400 meter relay with a time of 3:27.78.
Robinson and K'Lan Harris finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively, in the 400 meter dash with time of 49.51 and 49.71 seconds.
Dakota Dunn turned in a pair of top-10 finishes in field events, placing sixth in the shot put and 10th in the discus. JeRon Thornton finished eighth in the shot put while Anthony Hampton provided the best LWC result in the men's discus with a throw of 36.72 meters to place seventh.
In the women's track events, Tatiana Williams took eighth in the 400 hurdles followed by Oreatha Hurt in 10th, Alexia DeHaven-Boyd captured eighth in the 400 meter dash and VaShawnda Smith placed ninth in the 100 meters out of 27 runners. Hurt finished seventh in the long jump and Taylor Bent finished behind Pettell in the discus in eighth place. Both Williams and Hurt tied for seventh place in the high jump after clearing 1.49 meters. Rachel Browning took 10th in the high jump.
In the men's 800 meters, Cameron Galloway and Caleb Watson turned in top-10 performances, finishing ninth and 10th, respectively, out of the field of 49 runners. The duo finished just .003 seconds apart.
Lindsey Wilson now begins preparations for the Mid-South Conference Championships set to begin on April 28 in Williamsburg, Kentucky.