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Roadrunners second after opening day of Southland Indoor Championships

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 02/26/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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NORMAN, Okla. — Senior Aimee Jonas won UTSA's seventh Southland Conference pentathlon championship on Friday and the Roadrunners women's track & field sits in second place at the league's annual indoor meet.

Jonas scored a career-best 3,425 points and edged Sam Houston State's Morgan Davis by just 22 for the first league gold medal of her career. It was the Roadrunners' first pentathlon title since 2007 and they have won all seven of their crowns since 2001.

The La Vernia native was victorious in the multi-event competition with consistency, as she did not win any of the five disciplines. In fact, her top performance was a second-place effort in the high jump (5-3 ¼/1.61m). She also finished third in the long jump (PR 17-4/5.28m), fifth in the 800 meters (2:32.27), ninth in the shot put (PR 32-2 ¾/9.82m) and 10th in the 60m hurdles (9.25).

UTSA has scored 37 points through the first six scored events and it trails only two-time defending champion Stephen F. Austin, which netted 57.5 on the opening day. Texas State (21.5), Sam Houston State (19) and Nicholls (17) round out the top five.

Meanwhile, freshman Laura Oseghae earned a silver medal in the first long jump competition of her career to lead a 10-point performance by the Roadrunners. The San Antonio native broke the sand in 19-5 ½ (5.93m), which was just an inch-and-a-quarter shy of Crystal Walker's (Stephen F. Austin) winning leap of 19-6 ¾ (5.96m). Fellow frosh Greneshia Wright added a pair of tallies with her seventh-place effort (18-5 ¼/5.62m).

The distance medley relay quartet of freshman Nina Herrera, senior Shavonne Armbrister and freshmen Grace Williamson and Samantha Fish clocked a 12:08:11 en route to third-place honors.

UTSA also saw three athletes combine for 11 points in the weight throw. Sophomore Katie Bragg led the way with her third-place performance (season-best 55-10 ¼/17.02m). Senior Taelor Wilson was fifth (PR 53-7 ½/16.34m) and sophomore Jaimeé Bennett finished eighth (PR 51-8 ½/15.76m).

Six runners also advanced to Saturday's finals, including freshmen Jhorden Hunter (fifth/7.58), Wright (seventh/PR 7.69) and Krystal Wynn (eighth/7.70), who all finished in the top eight in the 60m preliminary heats.

The two-day meet concludes on Saturday.

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