WKU women tied for first in Sun Belt track title chase; men in fourth

Herald Staff

The first day of competition at the Sun Belt Indoor Conference Championships left the WKU track and field teams in two different positions.

The women’s team ended Sunday tied with Middle Tennessee for first place with 44 points, while the men’s team took the fourth-place slot with 32 points — 11 behind Arkansas State.

The first day of the two-day event, taking place in Jonesboro, Ark., was tightly contested.

In the women’s long jump, freshman Antqunita Reed and junior Sharika Smith finished second and third, respectively.

On the men’s side, senior Toms Andersons took runner-up in the long jump competition and fourth in the high jump.

Junior Monteka Flowers also set a new WKU women’s shot put record midway through the day with a distance of 48-6.25. She finished the event in second place.

WKU finished in the top three in several events throughout the day, including the women’s distance relay, which the team won, and the men’s 3000-meter run, in which WKU took second and third place.

The championships conclude Monday, starting with field events at 9 a.m. Finals of the remaining running events begin at 1 p.m.