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ULM Men in Sixth Place After Day One of SBC Championships
Courtesy: ulmwarhawks.com
Release: February 24, 2013
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JONESBORO, Ark. -- The ULM men's distance medley team concluded the day with a title to pace the Warhawks on the first day of the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at the ASU Convocation Center.

The Warhawk men sit in sixth place with 22 points entering the final day of competition on Monday. Western Kentucky leads the field with 46 points, followed by North Texas (40 points), UL-Lafayette (39 points), Arkansas State (27 points) and South Alabama (23 points).

The team of freshman Hillary Kirwa, senior Dimitri Hampton, freshman Dusan Makevic and senior Daniel Mutai clocked a time of 10:16.12 to narrowly defeat North Texas (10:16.24) for the title and earn the Warhawks 10 points.

The Warhawk men also tallied five points in the 3,000-meter run as Mutai finished fourth in a time of 8:31.84.

Senior Clint Broussard earned three points in the men's high jump with a sixth-place finish (2.00 meters) while freshmen Joshua Reed and Jonathan Mack tied for eighth place (1.95 meters) to earn another point.

Mack also sits in seventh place in the heptathlon with 2,572 points and three events left on Monday. Mack's best event was the high jump, where he finished second with a best leap of 1.93 meters.

ULM's first points of the day came from freshman Cory Wesley in the men's long jump. Wesley tied his season-best jump of 6.99 meters to finish sixth and earn three points.

The ULM women did not score on Sunday, but will have opportunities in several events on Monday. Arkansas State leads on the women's side with a total of 40 points.

Action continues at 9 a.m. on Monday with the women's triple jump, women's weight throw and the start of the women's pentathlon. Running events begin at 1 p.m. with the final of the men's and women's mile run.