Sports - Islanders

Apr 20, 2014 8:23 PM by Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Track & Field Sets Two School Records During Michael Johnson Classic

WACO, Texas - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi track and field teams had a successful showing in the Michael Johnson Classic hosted by Baylor on Saturday, as they set two school records and recorded 17 top five finishes at the meet.

Angelo Garland and David Carrillo found themselves doing the same thing they did during the indoor season - compete for the school record in the 400-meters. Garland edged out Carrillo for the fastest time in school history, becoming the first Islander to crack the 48-second mark with a time of 47.89 to finish eighth among college competitors in his heat.

Carrillo finished first in his heat, clocking a time of 48.19 to post the second fastest time in school history. The two times rank seventh and ninth in the Southland, respectively.

The other A&M - Corpus Christi student-athlete who broke a school record did so in the field, as Kerrisa Wiley cleared a mark of 1.70m (5' 7") to finish second in the high jump. The leap also placed her second in the event among Southland competitors.

Jasmine Boutte and Jason Garcia were the only two Islanders to claim individual titles on the day. Boutte did so in the 800-meters by crossing the line first in a time of 2:13.53 to post the fourth quickest time in school history, and the third fastest in the league.

Garcia was victorious in the 1500-meters, pacing the field with a time of 4:01.73. Right behind him were two other Islanders, as Edgar Martinez and Caesar Gonzalez finished second and third with times of 4:02.64 and 4:04.94, respectively.

On the women's side in the 1500, A&M - Corpus Christi had a pair in the top three, as Ann Kathrin Ott finished second (4:46.37), while AnnKathrin Ott came in right behind in third (4:47.65).

The women's team also saw several other competitors set personal records. Ebony Collins did so in the 200-meters, finishing 12th in a tough field, with a time of 24.41. That mark was also good enough for the third best in school history and ranks as the ninth fastest in the conference.

Also setting a personal record on the track was Ashley Mills, running a 2:16.39 in the 800-meters to finish third in the event. Sidney Siepert was right behind mills, finishing fifth in 2:17.54.

The men had a strong showing in the 800 as well, as Valentinas Rudys finished second in his heat, making the two laps in 1:53.37, while Bryce Johnson came in fourth during his heat by posting a 1:56.30.

Back out on the field Brandi Huff was the only Islander to post two top five finishes on the day, as she finished second in the javelin with a throw of 39.85m (130' 9"), while also taking a fourth-place finish in the shot put (13.42m, 44' 0.5").

The Islanders will be right back in action in a week, as they will close out the regular outdoor season at the Rice Twilight meet in Houston on Saturday, April 26.

As always, fans can find the latest information on the teams by following the Islanders on Twitter and Instagram (@IslandersTFXC) and Facebook (Texas A&M Corpus Christi Track & Field/Cross Country).

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