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(Lake Charles, LA) Looking to build on what was an impressive 2010-11 season last year with the Dillard Men's Track and Field team capturing the GCAC Conference Championship and the Dillard Women's Track and Field Team finishing runner-up, both the men's and women's team's picked up where they left off from last season by shining at the Jeff Davis/McNeese St. Indoor Track and Field meet last Friday.
The Jeff Davis/McNeese St. Indoor Track and Field meet was held at the McNeese St. Recreation Complex on the campus of McNeese St. University. Schools competing included McNeese St., Texas Southern University, Grambling St., Loyola University, Nicholls St., SE Louisiana University, Northwestern State University and Texas-Pan American University.
The women's competition was highlighted by sophomore Courtney Henry, who finished 5th in the 55-meter dash and 6th in the 200-meter dash. Henry's time in the 55-meter dash was a 7.36 and 26.29 in the 200-meter dash. Lady Bleu Devil Destinee Showell, a sophomore, finished 8th in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.44 and 11th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.95. Sophomore Sandreka Keller finished 12th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.97.
Dillard Bleu Devil Jevonte Ezzard, a freshman, highlighted the men's competition. Ezzard finished 1st in the 400-meter dash out of 16 runners with a blazing time of 51.01.
Sophomore Ladalrius Miller finished 3rd in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.79. Sophomore Bleu Devil Emory Nash put on an impressive performance in the 400-meter dash, finishing 5th with a time of 52.19.
The Dillard Men's and Women's Track and Field Teams will be back in action on Saturday, March 10th, competing in the Southern Mississippi Track and Field Relays in Hattiesburg, MS.