The final day of the 2011 Sun Belt Outdoor Track & Field Championships were a success for the Louisiana men and women's track & field teams.  The UL men finished seventh with 65.5 points, while the women finished eighth with 63.5 points. In total, Louisiana had nine All-Conference selections throughout the three-day event. 

Jasmine Manuel won a title in the triple jump and three others garnered All-Conference honors on Sunday at Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Manuel swept the triple jump conference titles this season. The junior leapt 41-10 ½ (12.76m), narrowly missing her school record of 41-10 ¾ (12.77m) set at the Texas Relays.

In the hammer throw, the Cajuns had three individuals reach the top-10. Garrett Harkless broke his previous school record, throwing 190-2 (57.97m) breaking his previous mark of 180-11 set on April 24. The Houma native finished second to earn All-Conference accolades. Jacob Fontenot (166-11, 50.87m) and Jacob Domingue (166-7, 50.77m) finished eighth and ninth respectively in the hammer.

Senior Jasmine Anderson earned All-Sun Belt in the 100-meter hurdles with her time of 13.38, finishing behind North Texas' Alysha Adams.

In the women's javelin throw, Jeri Ann Sills' throw of 140-9 (42.90m) was good enough to earn third overall and All-Conference distinction. Kirsten Meche was fifth for UL with a toss of 136-9 (41.68m).

O'Daylon Thibeaux finished fourth in the men's triple jump with his leap of 49-10 (15.19m).

The Ragin' Cajuns women's 4x400-meter relay team (Amanda Roberts, Tiffany Patrick, Petrona Layne and Jasmine Anderson) finished fourth with a time of 3:54.05.

Several of the Cajuns have marks that rank inside the top-48 and will qualify them for the NCAA Preliminary Round in Bloomington IN.  The regional will be held at the University of Indiana from Thursday May 26 to Saturday May 28. Official declarations will be announced by the NCAA on Thursday, May 19.

MEN'S PERFORMANCE LIST
Hammer Throw Finals
Garrett Harkless (2) 57.97m/190-2 - School Record
Jacob Fontenot (8) 50.87m/166-11
Jacob Domingue (9) 50.77m/166-7
Tyler Guidry (13) 47.18m/154-9
Donnie Broussard (17) 44.59m/146-3

Pole Vault Finals
Travis Blaize (7) J4.33m/14-2 ½

Triple Jump Finals
O'Daylon Thibeaux (4) 49-10/15.19m
Kenneth Bellard (6) 49-2 ¼/14.99m

4x100m Relay Finals
Kenneth Bellard, Kelvan Turner, O'Daylon Thibeaux and Justin Jones (6) 42.91

4x400m Relay Finals
Kelvan Turner, Willie Allen, Chris Raborn and Justin Jones (6) 3:26.13

1,500m Run Finals
Patrick Spiller (18) 4:23.70

5,000m Run Finals
Zachary France (18) 15:48.94

WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE LIST
Triple Jump Finals
Jasmine Manuel (1) 41-10 ½/12.76m

Javelin Throw Finals
Jeri Ann Sills (3) 140-9/42.90m
Kirsten Meche (5) 136-9/41.68m
Britney Ruiz (6) 127-7/38.88m
Tiffany Patrick (10) 117-10/35.92m

4x100m Relay Finals
Jasmine Manuel, Morgan Breaux, Taryn Simmons and Alexis Malone (6) 46.81

4x400m Relay Finals
Amanda Roberts, Tiffany Patrick, Petrona Layne and Jasmine Anderson (4) 3:54.05

1,500m Run Finals
Petrona Layne (7) 4:47.23
April Colomb (11) 4:55.45

100m Hurdles Finals
Jasmine Anderson (2) 13.38

400m Hurdles Finals
Abi Brown (5) 1:05.38

100m Dash Finals
Jasmine Anderson (7) 12.11

200m Dash Finals
Jasmine Anderson (6) 24.67

400m Dash Finals
Amanda Roberts (6) 57.50


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