JONESBORO, Arkansas – First place finishes by La'Shantena Rounds, Tristan Joynes, Cherby Laguerre and Ryan Holroyd in their respective events highlighted McNeese State's showing at Friday's Arkansas State Indoor Invitational.
Rounds won her second gold in as many weeks in the weight throw with a season-best mark of 66-1 that currently ranks 12th in the nation. She placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 43-3.25, just ahead of teammate RaKira Turner who finished fifth with a 42-10.25.
Laguerre won the men's 400 meters with a time of 48.97, just shades off his personal record. He was also sixth in the 200 meters with a time of 22.40 and ran a leg on the 4x400 meter relay squad that placed fourth with a time of 3:24.32.
Joynes clocked a personal record in the 55 meter hurdles with a 7.58 to take gold. He ran a 23.52 in the 200 meters.
Other top three finishes included Kartavius Hamilton with a second place finish in the long jump at 22-7; Jasmine Cornelius in the women's high jump at 5-4.25; Jasmine Webb, in competing for the first time this season, ran a 7.13 in the 55 meter dash for a third place finish and just .01 off the school record time. She also finished third in the 200 meters with a 25.55. Amy Talbot placed third in the 1-mile run with a time of 5:05.79; Jasmine George third in the 55 meter hurdles at 8.26; Courtnei Carter second in the women's triple jump at 37-5.25; and John Lemke third in the men's triple jump at 44-02.50.
Both McNeese teams will be back in action next Friday when it hosts the McNeese Indoor II.
McNeese State Men's Events and Finishes
Men Shot Put: 13. Matt Simmons, 46-10