Tiger Women Win SCAC Track & Field Title; Men Finish Second

Tiger Women Win SCAC Track & Field Title; Men Finish Second

San Antonio - Trinity's women's track & field team won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship for the fifth consecutive season, while the Tiger men's team finished as the runner-up for the third straight year.



Trinity's women won the meet with 233 total points, finishing well in front of Texas Lutheran's 168 points for second place. The Tiger men scored 190 points to finish second behind the Bulldogs.

Abigail Bannon-Schneebeck won both the 100-meter hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles for the third consecutive year, earning All-SCAC honors in each of her four SCAC Championship events. She broke her own school record with a time of 14.84 seconds in the 100 hurdles.

Bannon-Schneebeck was also second in the 100-meter dash to earn All-SCAC honors and was fourth in the 200-meter dash as well. Her time of 12.62 seconds is the fastest on the team this year, as well as moving her to fifth on the all-time list.

Blair Walker won the men's 400 with his time of 47.95 seconds to break the Trinity school record, and he came within 0.06 seconds of breaking the conference record as well. He was also All-SCAC in the 200 after finishing second with his time of 21.81, moving him to third in school history.

Androniki Defteraiou was second in the 200 meters and third in the 100 meters to earn All-SCAC honors in both events.

Andy Garza won the 400-meter dash for the second consecutive season and was All-SCAC with her second-place finish behind Bannon-Schneebeck in the 400 hurdles for the second straight year. Garza's time of 58.59 seconds in the 400 moves her to fourth in school history.

Molly McCullough took the gold in the 5,000 meters for the first time in her career, besting her third-place finish in the event in 2016.

Abby Blackwood finished third in the 5K for All-SCAC honors, while Brianna Ratliff also scored points for the Tigers with her sixth-place finish.

Triniti Lemmons added a sixth-place finish in the 100 meters

Olive Pertuit earned All-SCAC honors in the 1500 meters by finishing third, followed closely by teammate Jordan Juran in fourth place. Allison Hill and Ratliff finished fifth and sixth to give the Tigers four of the top six finishers in the event. Pertuit and Juran were also fourth and fifth in the 800 meters to add to the Trinity team point total.

Mia Loseff and Rylie Edwards rounded out the scoring Tiger competitors in the 100 hurdles, finishing fourth and fifth, while Edwards also finished fourth in the 400 hurdles.

Garza, Defteraiou, and Bannon-Schneebeck were joined by Madi Gammill to form the winning 4x100-meter relay team that finished in 49.54 seconds.

Defteraiou and Garza were also on the 4x400 relay that finished second, joined by Edwards and Pertuit for a time of 4:04.75.

After winning the high jump in 2017, but missing out on All-SCAC honors last year, Makenna Bentley returned to the podium after tying for second place in the event this season.

Defteraiou just missed All-SCAC honors after finishing fourth in the high jump, but she did earn the distinction for her third-place performance in the long jump. Her mark of 5.21 meters in the long jump puts her seventh on Trinity's all-time performance list.

Loseff and Lemmons were fourth and sixth to boost Trinity's team score as well.

Stella Affognon earned All-SCAC honors for the third consecutive season in the shot put, finishing second place on Saturday to improve on her third place finish the last two years. She also contributed points for the Tigers by finishing fourth in the discus.

Sean Majors, Seve Rodriguez, Raphael Martin, and Walker combined to win the men's 4x400 relay with a time of 3:17.35, breaking the SCAC Championships record by roughly three seconds. That time also puts the team in second in school history.

Harry Bellow took gold in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:02.71, as well as finishing as the runner-up in the 800 in 1:57.51 for All-SCAC honors.

Majors won the long jump with a mark of 6.67 meters, while Griffin Lay was fourth with his jump of 6.50 meters.

Peyton Tuggle earned All-SCAC honors by finishing third in both the 100 and the 200 on Saturday.

Jackson Meyer also earned All-SCAC with a third-place finish in the 800, while Jack Powers just missed the distinction after finishing fourth in the 1500.

Rodriguez joined Walker as an All-SCAC runner in the 400, Sean Majors finished fifth in the event.

Robert Slaybaugh finished second in the discus and third in the shot put to earn All-SCAC honors in both throwing events.

Christopher Stewart, Christian Matta, Martin, and Tuggle reached the finish line in 41.67 seconds to finish second in the 4x100 relay.

Martin added points for the Tigers by finishing fourth in the 100 and sixth in the 200, while Stewart and Matta were fifth and sixth in the 100. Joshua Morgan also finished sixth in the 5K.

Tanner Lacy and Rodriguez both earned All-SCAC honors in the hurdles as well. Rodriguez was second in the 400 hurdles, while Lacy finished third in the 110 hurdles. Benjamin Witt scored points in both events as well, though he just missed earning All-SCAC honors.



Several Trinity student-athletes will look towards qualifying for the NCAA Championships by competing in last-chance meets throughout the month of May, beginning with the McMurry Invitational on Saturday, May 4, in Abilene, Texas.