Rhodes women, Centre men win 2012 SCAC Track & Field Championships

Rhodes women, Centre men win 2012 SCAC Track & Field Championships

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Rhodes women and the Centre men captured the 2012 SCAC Track and Field Championships on Saturday, hosted by Birmingham-Southern in Panther Stadium.

Rhodes scored 159 total points, seven points ahead of Trinity. Centre placed third with 123 points and BSC was fourth with 111.5.

Centre totaled 168.5 points, followed by BSC with 164, Rhodes with 139, and Trinity with 89.

Centre's Jacob Carter was awarded the High-Point Athlete medal, scoring 26 total points in the championship, while Hendrix's Elizabeth Krug was the High-Point Athlete for the women with 35.75 points.

Although they did not claim either team title, the Panthers had plenty of individual champions in their first-ever SCAC post-season appearance, as BSC athletes took home 14 individual titles this weekend.

Sophomore sprinter Tiarra Goode, who won the 60-meter indoor hurdles national title last month, won three titles and broke three records in the process, winning the 100-meter dash (11.95), 200-meter dash (24.28), and 100-meter hurdles (14.36).

Junior Robert Willett, an Indoor All-American, also won the 1,500-meter run and broke the conference record with a time of 3:52.52, and he was also the 800-meter champion with a time of 1:56.31.

Sophomore Andrew Archer won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.40 and was part of the winning 4x400-meter relay team. Senior Mitch Swanson was also on the winning relay team, and he also won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.18. Sophomores Andy Clack and Christian Willis were also part of the championship relay team, and Christian Willis also won the 400-meter dash in 49.91 seconds.

Junior Jessica Thornton, another Indoor All-American, won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:14.54. Junior Shelby Moore won the javelin throw with a distance of 40.71 meters, and sophomore Elizabeth Bromirski won the high jump with a mark of 1.57 meters.

Senior Caleb Lee won the men's high jump with a mark of 1.93 meters, and senior Hank Ballard won the pole vault, clearing 4.60 meters.

Visit the BSC Athletics YouTube page to view highlights from today's track events.