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Obst and Pincock earn LSC Indoor Track and Field special honors


The Lone Star Conference announced its annual Indoor Track and Field awards on Wednesday. Texas A&M University-Commerce head coach George Pincock was named the Men’s Track Coach of the Year, while Florian Obst was named the Outstanding Male Field Athlete. Also, 24 Lions earned All-Lone Star Conference honors, with 14 men and 10 women named to the All-LSC teams.

Pincock wins LSC Men’s Track Coach of the Year for the second consecutive indoor season after leading the Lions to their fourth consecutive LSC indoor championship and 23rd overall LSC track title. This is his third LSC Coach of the Year honor including the 2017 outdoor award.

Pincock led the Lions to the nation’s No. 4 ranking, three national-best marks, three LSC indoor records, and nine school records. The 4×400 meter relay, DeVontae Steele in the triple jump and Florian Obst in the heptathlon have the top mark in the nation. The 400 meter event group has the Nos. 2 and 3 qualifiers for this weekend’s NCAA Division II National Championships, and the 200 meter and 400 meter event groups each qualified three runners to the national meet. The Lions’ 11 men’s national qualifiers are the fourth-most in the field.

Obst was named the USTFCCCA South Central Region Field Athlete of the Year earlier this week and adds LSC Outstanding Male Field Athlete to his list of honors. He was also the Oscar Strahan Award winner for Outstanding Male Field Athlete in the 2017 outdoor season. The senior from Emmering, Germany is ranked first nationally in the heptathlon with a score of 5,494 points, which is the 12th best score in NCAA Division II history, a Lone Star Conference record, and a school record.

He scored 23 points for the Lions at the LSC Championships, helping lead A&M-Commerce to its fourth consecutive conference indoor title. He placed in five events including the heptathlon championship, and four of the five placements were in the field events.

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The list of all-conference performers includes the first team, which consists of event winners, all members of the winning relay teams, and athletes scoring 14 or more points at the LSC Championships.  The second team includes athletes scoring 8-13.9 points, and the third team those scoring 6-7.9 points.  Overall, 51 men and 43 women were recognized.

The Lion men had 14 all-LSC performers, with eight on the first team, while the Lion women had 10 all-LSC performers, with six on the first team.

NOTE: The all-conference first team shall consist of event winners, including all members of the winning relay teams, and athletes scoring 14 or more points at the Conference Championships Meet.  The all-conference second team shall consist of athletes scoring 8-13.9 points. The all-conference third team shall consist of athletes scoring 6-7.9 points.

Outstanding Male Track Athlete: Marcus Parker, Eastern New Mexico
Outstanding Male Field AthleteFlorian Obst, A&M-Commerce
Men’s Track & Field Coach of the Year:  George Pincock, A&M-Commerce

First Team
Athlete  School  Year Points Event winner
Charles Greaves Texas A&M-Kingsville JR 26 Long Jump
Florian Obst A&M-Commerce SO 23 Heptathlon
Ricky Harvie West Texas A&M FR 22 Mile
Marcus Parker Eastern New Mexico SO 20.5 60 meters, 200 meters
Geoffrey Kipchumba West Texas A&M SR 20.5 3000 meters, Distance Medley Relay
Jude Christine A&M-Commerce FR 18.5 4×400 Relay
Joseph Brown A&M-Commerce SR 18 Weight Throw
Richard Cervantes Texas A&M-Kingsville JR 18 Shot Put
Owen Hind West Texas A&M SR 16 5000 meters
Javier Lopez Texas A&M-Kingsville SR 13.25 60 hurdles
DeVontae Steele A&M-Commerce SR 13 Triple Jump
Rashard Clark A&M-Commerce JR 12.5 400 meters, 4×400 Relay
Robert Downs Texas A&M-Kingsville JR 11.25 800 meters
Hudson Hall A&M-Commerce SO 10 Pole Vault
Kenneth Lloyd Eastern New Mexico SR 10 High Jump
Dedrian Windham A&M-Commerce SR 7.5 4×400 Relay
D’lance Sharp A&M-Commerce SR 5.5 4×400 Relay
Jacob Suchors West Texas A&M JR 9.5 Distance Medley Relay
Brandon Rivera West Texas A&M JR 6.5 Distance Medley Relay
Tobia Lahbi West Texas A&M JR 4.5 Distance Medley Relay
Second Team
Briggs Wittlake West Texas A&M FR 11
Abraham Seaneke West Texas A&M JR 11
Ryan Thomson West Texas A&M SR 11
Kylon Drones West Texas A&M SR 10
Zach Cabrera Angelo State SO 10
Quenten Lassester Tarleton State SO 9
Harry Maslen Angelo State SO 9
Dalton Stidham Tarleton State JR 8
Terrell Sims West Texas A&M JR 8
Trivett Jones Angelo State SO 8
Paolo Lazaric West Texas A&M JR 8
Dragan Pesic Angelo State SR 8
Robert Wood A&M-Commerce SO 8
Daniel Gyasi West Texas A&M SR 8
Third Team
Deandre Wade Angelo State JR 7.5
Jarred Elizondo Tarleton State SO 7
Gabe Galvan Angelo State FR 7
Malcolm Woods A&M-Commerce JR 7
Quinton Sansing West Texas A&M FR 7
Ivar Moinat Eastern New Mexico SO 6 .50
Johen Deleon Tarleton State SO 6 .50
Dorian Andrews A&M-Commerce FR 6
Nicholas King Angelo State SO 6
Chase Graham A&M-Commerce SR 6
Michael Rodriguez Angelo State SO 6
Tyler Russell Angelo State FR 6
Stadrian Taylor A&M-Commerce SO 6
Jonathan Harper Texas A&M-Kingsville FR 6
Armani Smith A&M-Commerce SR 6
Jorge Rios Texas A&M-Kingsville SO 6
Tyler Pickens West Texas A&M SO 6

Outstanding Female Track Athlete: Kami Norton, Angelo State
Outstanding Female Field Athlete:  Kaitlin Lumpkins, Angelo State
Women’s Track & Field Coach of the Year: Matt Stewart, West Texas A&M

First Team
Athlete  School  Year Points Event winner
Kami Norton Angelo State SR 32.5 60 hurdles, Pentathlon
Nikolina Hrelec West Texas A&M SR 25 Mile
Rellie Kaputin West Texas A&M SR 22
Amira Cunningham Lubbock Christian SO 20 3000 meters, 5000 meters
Fatim Affessi West Texas A&M SO 20 Long Jump, Triple Jump
Minna Svaerd A&M-Commerce FR 18.5 Pole Vault, 4×400 Relay
Kamryn McKee A&M-Commerce SR 18.5 4×400 Relay
Gretzel Jimenez Tarleton State SO 18.5 Distance Medley Relay
Valda Kabia West Texas A&M JR 18 200 meters
Daisy Osakue Angelo State SO 16 Shot Put
Danee Bustos Eastern New Mexico JR 15
Jordan Nash Angelo State JR 14.5
Kennedy Hudson West Texas A&M SO 14 60 meters
Laura Alicke A&M-Commerce FR 14
Imani Williams Tarleton State FR 13.5 Distance Medley Relay
Nele Heinrich West Texas A&M SO 12 400 meters
Mason Swanson Eastern New Mexico SO 11 800 meters
Kaitlin Lumpkins Angelo State SR 10 High Jump
Hailey Wanoreck A&M-Commerce JR 10 Weight Throw
Ande Carlton Tarleton State JR 7.25 Distance Medley Relay
Kara Bickham Tarleton State JR 3.25 Distance Medley Relay
Ro’nisha Simpson  A&M-Commerce FR 2.5 4×400 Relay
Joy Spann A&M-Commerce  JR 2.5 4×400 Relay
Second Team
Poro Gahekave Lubbock Christian JR 11.5
Kandace Miles Eastern New Mexico SO 11
Plaserae Johnson Texas A&M-Kingsville SR 11
Trenadey Scott Angelo State SO 11
Ashley Dendy Angelo State SR 10
Norma Cunigan West Texas A&M JR 10
Irene Almarcha Texas A&M-Kingsville SR 9.25
Kelsey Warren Angelo State SR 9
Mackenzie Clark A&M-Commerce JR 8
Taytum Morris Angelo State JR 8
Madison Thetford West Texas A&M SO 8
Carri Yarbrough West Texas A&M JR 8
Anitial’a Robins A&M-Commerce SR 8
Third Team
Aubri Wrye West Texas A&M FR 7
Brandi Stalder A&M-Commerce SO 7
Kaitlyn Matthews Angelo State FR 6.5
Heather Shaffer Angelo State JR 6
Kristin Wright Angelo State JR 6
Zada Swoopes West Texas A&M FR 6
Julia Seigerroth A&M-Commerce SO 6


Written by: Josh Manck

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