DAEGU, Korea - Six-time NJCAA champion and 400-meter school record holder Rondell Bartholomew finished sixth place in the 400-meter dash final this morning at the IAAF World Championships in Korea.
According to SPC associate head track and field coach Blaine Wiley, who is also in Korea, Bartholomew is disappointed to have finished outside the medals.
"He pressed early and locked up," said Wiley. "However, it has been an extremely long season and sixth in a World Championship final is nothing to hang your head about. He has gained valuable experience and has a bright career to look forward to. I am very proud."
DAEGU, South Korea - South Plains College is heavily represented at the IAAF World Championships and Sally Kipyego was quick to get the Texan and Lady Texan alumni off to a great start when she took second place to win the Silver medal in the 10,000 meter run Saturday. The race took place at 7 a.m. this morning in the central time zone as Daegu is 14-hours ahead.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) track and field championships marked the third consecutive year the city of Hutchinson played host to the event and for the third consecutive year the South Plains College Texans and Lady Texans swept both men's and women's team championships. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Texans have won the title outright and fifth consecutive including their tie with Central Arizona in 2008. The Lady Texans are now three-time defending champions.