Western Texas College Track Teams Set Record Times

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Western Texas College track and field teams set stadium and school records at the West Texas A&M and Texas Tech Red Raider Open meets.

Janet Amponsah's incredible winning time of 11.09 in the 100 Meters would have been a stadium record...

Western Texas College recently competed in the West Texas A&M Classic and the Texas Tech Red Raider Open, setting stadium and school record times in the process.

At the West Texas A&M Classic, Janet Amponsah won the 100 Meters and set a stadium record in 11.28, the top time in the NJCAA. Amponsah also won the 200 Meters, a distance in which she already holds the stadium record and the top time in the NJCAA.

Terrian Williams set a stadium record and notched the top time in the NJCAA in winning the 400 Meter hurdles in 59.89. Williams also set a WTC school record in the 100 Meter hurdles with a second place finish of 13.79.

The WTC Men's Team achieved three 1st place first place finishes. Blake Bartlett won the 100 Meter Dash, Sydney Scruggs won the 110 Meter Hurdles and Daniel Gyasi won the 400 Meter Dash.

At the Texas Tech Red Raider Open, WTC competed against regional Texas colleges. Western Texas teams produced 12 top ten finishes, 7 top five, and 1 champion. WTC teams also set 11 personal records and 13 seasonal bests.

For the Lady Westerners, Janet Amponsah's incredible winning time of 11.09 in the 100 Meters would have been a stadium record, had the wind not been over the allowable limit.

Another highlight was the accomplishment of the WTC Men's team. The 400 Meter group of Rashard Clark placing 4th in 46.21, Jimmy Brooks placing 6th in 46.40, Daniel Gyasi placing 8th in 46.66, and Aaron Lecesne placing 12th in 47.45. The 400 Meter event was won by student assistant Omar Johnson with a time of 45.42.

The WTC track and field teams will next compete at the Junior College national championship meet in Mesa, AZ. Assistant Coach Trinity Williams says, "With these recent outstanding performances, both teams are definitely headed in the right direction."

WTC continues their tradition of athletic excellence among Texas junior colleges. Western Texas College is a Region 5 member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

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