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UALR Men’s 4x400-Meter Relay Team Leads UALR Track and Field Teams at Final Day of Sun Belt Outdoor Championships
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Release: 05/10/2010


DENTON, Texas—For the first time in school history, the UALR men’s 4x400-meter relay team of Daniel Ladd, John Lamb, Ramon Stewart, and Demond Burns won the event to cap off the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships hosted by North Texas.  The UALR men’s and women’s teams recorded top five performances in seven events.

The 4x400-meter relay team won the event recording a time of 3:15.21.

Burns placed third in the 200-meter dash finals with a time of 21.10 and fourth in the 100-meter dash finals with a time of 10.44.

In the men’s 800-meter run finals, Kyle Houston placed fourth recording a time of 1:56.61.

Aaron Batey placed third in the men’s 1,500-meter run recording a time of 4:00.46, while Houston placed 23rd in 4:33.17.  In the women’s event, Grace Rich placed 17th with a time of 4:56.24.

In the women’s 5,000-meter run, Whitney Kerth placed tenth recording a time of 18:23.89, while Taylor Brock recorded a time of 20:14.34 for a 30th place finish.

Jonathan Cherono was the top Trojan finisher in the men’s 5,000-meter run placing eighth in 14:57.85, and Brian Giken placed 12th with a time of 15:12.99.  Derek Allen finished in 16th place in 15:29.33, while Markus Pearson placed 20th recording a time of 15:38.02.  Barrett Kerth recorded a time of 15:43.47 for 23rd place, and Ben Alexander finished in 30th place in 17:52.22. 

The men’s 4x100-meter relay team of Taron Dunn, Ramon Stewart, John Lamb, and Burns placed fourth in 40.65.

In the men’s hammer, Kirby Atkins placed fourth with a distance of 53.55m.

Dunn was the top Trojan finisher in the men’s triple jump placing ninth with a jump of 14.48m, and Marquis Lewis placed 14th with a distance of 13.47m.

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