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Weaver's decathlon finish highlights weekend sports

By Sports Information
On April 12, 2010

Women's Track

The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's track team competed at the North Texas Spring Classic on Saturday. A&M-Commerce was the only Division II team competing in the meet.
Junior Kate Donovan (pictured) led the Lions with her performance in the 3,000-meter run, in which she finished eighth in a time of 11:27.47.

Additionally, sophomore Charnita Hollands set a season-best time in the 100-meter dash, finishing 21st in a time of 12.41. Hollands was followed by freshman teammate Jakesia King, who finished 24th in a time of 12.71.

In the 400-meter dash, junior Makesha Brewer set a season-best time of 1:00.37, finishing 24th. The 4x100-meter relay team featuring senior Ebony Lewis, King, Brewer and Hollands, placed fifth in a time of 49.68.
The Lions next compete in the Michael Johnson Invitational, hosted by Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on April 17.

Men's Track

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's track team competed at the North Texas Spring Classic on Saturday. Distance athletes set the tone for A&M-Commerce, which was the only Division II school competing in the meet.

In the men's 3,000-meter run, the Lions had two of the top four finishers, with senior Tyler Tyndell (pictured) finishing third (8:43.58) and junior Robert Reed finishing fourth (8:47.07), both personal bests.

The men's 800-meter run also saw another personal best, as junior Brandon Womack finished ninth in 1:55.14.
Lion athletes performed well in the 400-meter dash, with sophomore Albert Sinegal leading the Lions in a season-best time of 50.25, which put him in 21st place. Immediately following Sinegal were freshman teammate Joel Day (22nd, in a season-best time of 50.31) and junior Cairo Thornton (23rd, 50.43).

In the field events, freshman Josh Howe finished sixth in the shot put with a throw of 44-0.75 and freshman Derek Denton placed seventh in the high jump with a season-best jump of 6-3.

The Lions next compete in the Michael Johnson Invitational, hosted by Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on April 17.

Kyle Weaver

Texas A&M University-Commerce sophomore Kyle Weaver finished fourth overall in the decathlon at the 38th Annual David Noble Relays, hosted by Angelo State University. Weaver's final point total of 5,875 placed him ahead of four conference competitors in the nine-person field.

Weaver, who has never participated in a decathlon until this meet, won both the long jump (with a jump of 21-8) and high jump (6-5, tied with Stormy Smothers of South Plains) on the first day of the ten event competition.
In the second and final day of competition, Weaver competed in the 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500-meter run. In the javelin, Weaver was fourth with a throw of 155-09. Additionally, Weaver finished sixth in both the discus (113-03) and 1,500-meter run (5:02.96).

Last season, Weaver primarily competed in the long and high jumps. Weaver's next decathlon will come at the Lone Star Conference Championships on May 7, also hosted by Angelo State University.

Women's Golf

Texas A&M University-Commerce junior Kathleen May (pictured) is tied for 19th after the opening round of the Tarleton State University/Coca-Cola Classic at Harbor Lakes Golf Club in Granbury, Texas.

Host Tarleton State, who is currently ranked seventh in the nation, leads the tournament by a stroke over Grand Canyon University. The TexAnns have four golfers in the top 12 and shot an eight-over par, 296. Individual leader, Georgia Dunn, who shot a two-under 70 for a two-stroke lead, leads GCU.

A&M-Commerce is tied for 13th with Newman University after posting a 320. The Lions are a stroke out of 11th-place, four out of 10th and five out of ninth.

May shot a four-over par 76 to lead the Lions. Senior Heather Pantalion and sophomore Malonie Oats are tied for 44th after both shot an 80 and junior Megan Benites is tied for 65th after a opening round of 84. Junior Mallory Kempf was forced to withdraw from the round due to illness.

Round two gets underway for the Lions with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.

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