SAN ANTONIO (April 12-13, 2019) - The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's track and field team participated in two meets this weekend. The Saints took part in the UIW Invitational in San Antonio and the New Mexico JC Ross Black Open in Hobbs, N.M.
Head Coach Stephen Sherman said, "We had a busy weekend with a bit of a split squad situation courtesy of the Red River Athletic Conference, but despite that I thought the athletes more or less handled themselves well and crossed the things off of our list that we needed to cross off. That being said, we still did not compete well enough across the roster to expect to win the RRAC meet, and Coach Terry Smith and I will be working with our group to rectify that over the next couple of days."
Sherman said, "We had a lot of nice things happen at this meet, but some mediocrity crept in too. We need to put together a meet where everyone is firing on all cylinders and competing at the highest level possible, and we need it to happen on Thursday and Friday of this week [conference meet].
"Miki did her thing in hitting the "A" standard in the 100mH, and she can now have legitimate conversations about becoming our first All-American too."
|Victoria De La Cruz||200m||27.26||11th|
|Victoria De La Cruz||400m||1:05.97||3rd|
|Samantha Millan, Amanda Esparza, Audren Pineda, Aundrea Culliver||4x100mR||49.84||2nd|
|Amanda Esparza, Audren Pineda, Victoria De La Cruz, Aundrea Culliver||4x400mR||4:13.54||1st|
|Aundrea Culliver||Triple Jump||10.68m||1st|
|Quintianna LeShore||Triple Jump||10.55m||2nd|
Miki Romain hit the "A" standard.
Sherman commented, "New Mexico went much better than it could have. The circumstances were not ideal, but I thought the group we took handled themselves with pride and integrity. That being said, as all of our 10k runners know, their times will have to be much faster this coming week to have the overall result we will need. To be sure that was not our best shot at the 10k. It simply was what it was no more and no less."
New Mexico JC Results
The Saints will get set for the Red River Athletic Conference Track and FIeld Championships that will be held in Longview, Texas, April 19-20.