Thursday, May 23, 2013

LSC Roundup - Track & Field and Softball National Championship edition

TWU drops their opener in the DII Softball Championships 4-2.  Will face Grand Valley State tomorrow after at 3:30 central time.



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Track & Field: NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships Preview
More than 80 Lone Star Conference athletes have qualified for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, set for May 23-25 in Pueblo, Colo.

There are 48 entries on the women’s side, led by LSC Champion Angelo State with 12, Abilene Christian with 11 and West Texas A&M with 10.

The men’s teams have 36 entries including 11 for ASU, the LSC Champions, and six for WT.
         
The LSC boasts the defending national champions in the triple jump with Texas A&M-Kingsville’s CJ Griggs on the men’s side, and ASU’s Kearah Danville for the women.

May 23-25 | Full Schedule | Host: CSU Pueblo | Pueblo, Colo. – Neta and Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl
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Entries: MEN | WOMEN
Start Lists: MEN | WOMEN
Entry Leaders: By Team | By Conference
National Championships Central
         
ACU last won the men’s title in 2011, while ASU captured the women’s crown in 2011.


Below are athletes to watch at the meet by virtue of their top-10 NCAA Division II ranking:

Women:
9th place - West Texas A&M: Morgan Shelton, SR     (Heptathlon)
12th place - Angelo State: Jordan Gray, SO     (Heptathlon)
13th  place - Abilene Christian: Cassie Brooks, SR     (Heptathlon)
4th in Finals - Angelo State: Theresa Sue, SR            (Long Jump)

4th in Prelim - Qualified for Finals - Abilene Christian: Chloe Susset, SR (1500m)
13th in Prelim - Qualified for Finals -  Harding: Ewa Zaborowska, SO (1500m)
18th in Prelim - Did not Qualify for Finals - WTAM Mireia Guarner (1500m)
12th in Prelim - Did not Qualify for Finals - Harding: Portia Bell, SR (100m)
22nd in Prelim - Did not Qualify for Finals - WTAM Sarah Snider (100m)
11th in Prelim - Qualified for Finals - ACU: Chloe Susset, SR (3000m Steeple)
7th in Prelim - Qualified for Finals - WTAM Brenda Sindet (3000m Steeple)

Angelo State: Jaylen Rodgers, SO (800m)
West Texas A&M: Tanesha Blair, SR (Javelin)
Angelo State: Kimberly Williams, SR (Javelin)
Texas A&M-Commerce: Ashley Ross, SO (Discus)
Angelo State: Kearah Danville, JR (Triple Jump)
Abilene Christian: Amanda Ouedraogo, SR (Triple Jump)
Texas A&M-Kingsville: Amanda Haven, JR (High Jump)
Tarleton State: Nikki McNorton, JR (High Jump)
Harding: Kristen Celsor, JR (High Jump)

Men:
9th after 7 events - Seth Pearson, Angelo State - Decathlon 

2nd Place - Abilene Christian: Baptiste Kerjean, SR (Hammer Throw)
10th Place- Texas A&M-Kingsville: CJ Griggs, JR (Long Jump)
18th Place - Texas A&M-Commerce: Dakota Fountain, FR (Long Jump)

12th in Prelims, Qualified for finals - West Texas A&M: Dylan Doss, SO (3000m Steeple)
14th in Prelims, DNQ for finals - ENMU Kaspars Briska (3000m Steeple)
12th in Prelims, DNQ for finals - West Texas A&M: Kenny Jackson, JR  (100m)
11th in Prelims, DNQ for finals - Incarnate Word: Tommy Brown, SR (100m)
15th in Prelims, DNQ for finals (100m) - ACU: Johnathan Farquarshon, FR (100m)


Texas A&M-Kingsville: Jeron Robinson, SO (High Jump)
Texas A&M-Kingsville: Jordan Yamoah, FR (Pole Vault)
Texas A&M-Kingsville: CJ Griggs, JR (Triple Jump)
West Texas A&M: Kenny Jackson, JR (200m)
Incarnate Word: Tommy Brown, SR (200m)
Angelo State: Isidro Garcia, SR (800m)
Abilene Christian: Andrew Hudson, JR (Discus)
Incarnate Word: Chance Dziuk, JR (Discus)
West Texas A&M: Cameron Lacour, JR (110H)



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Texas Woman's University will face Humboldt State at 6:30 Central Time
and our old friends at Central Oklahoma got things going, with a 5-2 win over Armstrong Atlantic


Also from NCAA.com...
An eclectic menu Steven Hemphill, NCAA.com
 May 22, 2013 10:54 GMT

The diversity of teams coming to Salem, Va., for the 2013 NCAA Division II Softball Championships is so great, finding a team to pull for will be easy.

Do you like frontrunners? There’s plenty of those in the eight-team field, as four of the eight top regional seeds made it to final weekend of the season.  How about teams that got hot just in time for postseason? There’s a few of those, as well.  And for the fan of the underdog, there’s Kutztown, which got into the Atlantic sub-region tournament with a No. 6 seed, then allowed just three runs during the sub-regions and super regions on the way to claiming its spot in the bracket.

Play is scheduled to begin at the James I. Moyer Sports Complex at noon Thursday when Southeast Region champion Armstrong Atlantic State –- ranked No. 4 in the final Division II regular-season poll – takes on Central Region champion Central Oklahoma.

Three more games will follow that contest on Thursday in this double-elimination event.
Following is a brief look at each of the eight competing institutions:

Valdosta State (46-11)
The defending national champion Blazers are one of four No. 1 seeds to make it to Salem and was ranked No. 3 in the country in final coaches’ poll of the regular season. They did get a test in last weekend’s super regional, needing to go the distance in their best-of-three matchup with Gulf South Conference rival Alabama-Huntsville.
Armstrong Atlantic State (42-8-1)
The fourth-ranked Pirates had to play its way out of its Southeast regional through the losers’ bracket. They avenged their loss to Columbus State by sweeping the Cougars by scores of 6-2 and 6-2 on the last day of the tournament.
Humboldt State (51-12)
The West Region’s representative is ranked No. 5 and has won 16 consecutive games. Region player of the year Chrissy Stalf is batting .400 with 27 home runs.
Texas Woman’s (51-12)
Ranked No. 6 at regular-season’s end, the Pioneers swept their way through the South Central region and earned the school’s first trip to championship tournament. TWU also got through the super regional by sweeping St. Edwards, the opponent that knocked the Pioneers out of the last year’s NCAA regional tournament.
Grand Valley State (44-7)
The Lakers qualified for both the softball and baseball Division II championships. The softball team, ranked No. 9, earned its place by winning its super regional on the road against the nation’s top-ranked team, Indianapolis.
Central Oklahoma (47-11)
The Bronchos did not reach the final in their conference tournament, but then traveled to the home field of Mid-American Intercollegiate rival Fort Hays State and won the regional. Central Oklahoma followed that up with a pair of wins against Winona State.
Molloy (52-12)
One of two finalists not ranked in the final coaches’ poll, the Lions took advantage of being named the host team for their East Regional and advance to the super regional, where they swept host Adelphi. Molloy is as hot as any team in the tournament. The Lions’ last three games have been victories by scores of 6-0, 7-0 and 8-0.
Kutztown (34-21)
Late bloomers? Perhaps. The Bears lost 14 of 17 games during March and early April. Still, the offense scored an average of more than five runs per game during the postseason, sweeping Kutztown through the conference, regional and super regional tournaments. The Bears will still be playing the underdog role. They’re unranked, while all three of the other teams on their side of the bracket were either No. 1 or No. 2 seeds.


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