Southland Conference announces all-time honor roll for men's outdoor track & field
FRISCO — The Southland Conference, as part of its year-long 50th Anniversary commemoration, announced its all-time men’s outdoor track & field honor roll.
The list includes 119 elite student-athletes in the sport going back to the league's initial outdoor season of 1964. Six head coaches also were recognized for their historic contributions to the sport.
"Outdoor track & field has always been outstanding from the very early days of the Southland Conference all the way to today," Commissioner Tom Burnett said. "With the number of Olympians and NCAA Champions, you could actually make the argument that it's been our most successful sport at the highest levels of competition."
The Southland selected the performers that had multiple accomplishments during their careers, including numerous conference championships won, records set, National Championships, as well as participation in international and Olympic competition.
UT Arlington led with 14 selections, while UTSA had seven.
Devon Bond, Larry Brooks, Leonard Byrd, Richard Garrett Jr., David Hartman, Keyunta Hayes and Teddy Williams were the seven Roadrunners honored, while Aaron Fox was one of the six head coaches recognized.
Southland Conference 50th Anniversary All-Time Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Honor Roll
Devon Bond (jumps)
2010-11 Southland Outdoor Triple Jump Champion; 2010 Southland Outdoor High Jump Champion; 2010-11 NCAA All-American (triple jump).
Larry Brooks (distances)
2004, '06-07 Southland Outdoor 800 Meters Champion; 2007 NCAA All-American (800 meters).
Leonard Byrd (sprints)
1994-97 Southland Outdoor 400 Meters Champion; 1996 Southland Outdoor Athlete of the Year and 1995 Southland Outdoor Outstanding Track Performer; owns all-time Southland record in 400 meters (44.88/1996); 1995-97 NCAA All-American (400 meters); ran lead leg of USA’s gold-medal winning 1,600-meter relay at 2001 World Outdoor Championships.
Richard Garrett Jr. (throws)
2012 Southland Outdoor Shot Put Champion; first UTSA athlete in program history to win a Southland throws title; 2011-12 NCAA All-American (shot put).
David Hartman (distances)
1995-96 Southland Outdoor 5,000 Meters and 10,000 Meters Champion and 1996 Southland Outdoor 3,000-Meter Steeplechase Champion; 1996 Southland Outdoor Outstanding Track Performer and High-Point Scorer (30).
Keyunta Hayes (hurdles)
2011-012 Southland Outdoor 400-Meter Hurdles Champion; 2012 Southland Outdoor 110-Meter Hurdles Champion; 2011 Southland Outdoor Freshman of the Year; 2012 NCAA All-American (400 meter hurdles).
Teddy Williams (sprints)
2008 Southland Outdoor 100 Meters and 200 Meters Champion; 2010 Southland Outdoor 100 Meters Champion; 2008 and '10 Southland Outdoor Outstanding Track Performer; owns all-time Southland record in 100 meters (9.93w/2009); 2008 and '10 NCAA All-American (100 meters).
Three-time Southland Coach of the Year (2008, '10 and '12) who led UTSA to three Southland Championships in 2008, 2010 and 2012.