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March 22, 2021
Amarillo, TX | Davyon Collins
Southwestern Assemblies of God (SAGU) 21-member men’s and women's track travel team headed to the Texas Panhandle to compete in a solid NCAA Division II event, and both rose to the occasion while posting nine school records. The majority of the women's team day was spent at the throw areas, as they were led by team captain Gabriella Anato who threw a school record 25.19m in Javelin.  The men’s team had an outstanding day of work on the track as well, setting a combination of 28 personal records and 28 season-bests among the 17-member roster.  The highlight of the day came early in the meet, as the 4x100 relay team of Nicholas Henderson, Karrington Pierce, Josh Allen, and Charles Pulliam III placed 2nd with the time of 41.89.  The time was good enough to secure their spot at the NAIA Outdoor Track National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama this May! 

Lions Racers
  • Joshua Allen set the school record in the 100-meter with a time of 10.97s
  • Nicholas Henderson finished 10th in the 200-meter with time of 22.27s, Joshua Allen finished 11th with aa time of 22.28s.
  • Samuel Molina continues to improve the school record time in the 800-meter as he raced to 9th place with the time of 1:58.26s
  • In the 110 Hurdles Winston Griffith (16.61s, 4th) and Colton Thurman (16.66s, 5th) both placed Top 5
  • In the 400 Hurdles Charles Pulliam finished 9th with a time of 58.54
  • The Men’s 4x100 team place 2nd with a time of 41.89s
  • The Men’s 4x400 team ran a time of 3:29.67s (a school record) to finish 7th.
  • Damyan Woodward finished 2nd in the High Jump (1.80m), and 4th in the Triple Jump (12.28m)
  • Winston Griffith finished 4th (1.55m) in the High Jump, and 3rd in the Javelin Throw (44.00m)
Women's action
  • Mahogani Collins set two season bests in the 200-meter (28.14s) and 400-meter (1:08.12s)
  • Gabriella Anato placed 5th in the Javelin Throw (25.17m), 6th in the Shot Put (10.03m) and 3rd in the Discus (34.52m)
Covarrubias Corner
  • I am extremely impressed with how well the team competed!  People do not understand how difficult it is to travel six hours and turn around to compete at a high level, but they did it!  We have had three solid weeks of work leading up to this meet and know that it was only a matter of time before times would begin to drop, and they did today!  Gabby did excellent in the throws, Samuel ran in a slow heat and somehow still broke the school record, all of our relays improved (we run two 4x100 and 4x400 relays), and nearly every one of our athletes improved in their events.  I do not know if people realize but the men's 4x1 will be the first time that a member(s) of our team will compete on the track at nationals.  We have only had marathoners at nationals!  THIS IS BIG FOR OUR YOUNG TRACK PROGRAM!  We got better for sure, and this is just the beginning!”
The Next Step
  • The Lions will compete in Oklahoma Baptist University Invite on Friday-Saturday, Mar. 26th and 27th in Shawnee, OK

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