Denton, TX (ASU) – Sophomore pole vaulter Stephanie Foreman captured her fourth-straight Sun Belt Conference pole vaulting championship during first day action at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships Friday. While still awaiting the results from the 10K, the Red Wolves women sit atop the conference in scoring with 30.5 points.
The men's team sits in second place with nine points, not counting the 10K, which has yet to come in.
"We are very proud of the kids, they stepped up well and that's what it's all about," said ASU head coach Lon Badeaux. "At the conference meet it's about where you place. We are proud of our discus throwers and how the girls did in the pole vault, hopefully we can keep that intensity as we move into the next few days."
Foreman jumped 12-10 to capture the top spot, while senior Catherine Frappier took second place points at 12-4. Junior Erica Naeger also scored points for the Red Wolves finishing sixth in the pole vault at 11-10.
Freshman discus thrower Julia Agawu scored second-place points for ASU with a throw of 156-07. The Red Wolves also took seventh place with Alyssa Brock scoring a throw of 137-00 and took ninth with Jamie Flemming at 131-9.
In the men's discus competition Jesse Williams took fourth place with a throw of 173-10 and Corwin Pace was fifth at 166-6 scoring the Red Wolves points on the men's side.
After the first day of the multievents freshman Ethan Turpen sits in second place scoring 3,424 points after five events have been scored. Sophomore Taylor Short ranks sixth after five events, with 3,165 points. Short won the long jump portion of the event with a jump of 6.90 meters.
In the heptathlon the Red Wolves are ranked in third and fifth places after four events have been scored after the first day. Sophomore Kanesha Hicks sits third with 2,954 points. Hicks took first place in both the 100 hurdles and the 200 posting times of 14.26 and 25.09 respectively.
Carolyn Lewis is in fifth after the first day of the heptathlon with 2,812 points.
The results for the 10K race which was contested during the first day of competition was not available at press time. Full results for the event can be found at www.deltatiming.com
Action continues Saturday in Denton with the multievents resuming at 9 a.m.