Hounds stand tied for third in LSC meet

Freedom New Mexico

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Sophomore Bill Squire won shot put competition and finished second in the hammer throw on Saturday to help the Eastern New Mexico University men’s track team pull into a tie for third place with Tarleton State after the second day of the three-day Lone Star Conference meet, hosted by Angelo State.

Squire, from Moriarty, went 43-1 3/4 in shot put and 166-2 in the hammer. Meantime, senior Steven Aragon finished second in decathlon, moving up from fourth place by winning the final event, the 1,500, in a time of 4 minutes, 41.68 seconds.

ENMU and Tarleton each have 37 points, trailing Abilene Christian (78) and Angelo State (70), in the seven-team competition. In the women’s meet, which has eight teams, ASU leads with 85 points, while ENMU is currently tied for sixth with Central Oklahoma with 14 points.

Aragon scored 1,229 points in decathlon, also finishing second in shot put (39-0 1/4), fourth in high jump (5-10), fourth in the 400 (52.99), seventh in the 100 (11.73), eighth in long jump (19-0), third in the 110 hurdles (16.35), third in discus (115-7), tied for fourth in pole vault (10-7 1/2), and second in javelin (154-7).

Junior Brian Smith in the 400 and freshman Dustin Francke in the 800 qualified for today’s finals in their respective events. Meantime, the Zias were led by a second-place finish in the 3,000 steeplechase from sophomore Nicole Reid, who posted a school-record time of 11:30.04.

Several field event finals and most running event finals are scheduled for today.