The Samford men’s and women’s indoor track teams secured a sweep at the SoCon Indoor Championships achieving the feat for the fourth consecutive season. The men’s team scored 174.5 points for their fourth-straight title. The women’s team placed first with 183.33 points, securing an eighth-straight title.
Samford’s track stars claimed 11 individual championships. Ty Kimberlin won the men’s heptathlon for a fourth straight year, setting a SoCon record. Kimberlin also placed first in the long jump, jumping 7.44 meters. Titus Moore set a meet record with a 7.79 second time in the 60-meter hurdle. In the 60-meter run, Cagan Campbell and William Malcom tied for first with an identical time of 6.84 seconds.
” I have won many championships, both individual and team,” Moore said. “Winning the conference championship makes all the hard work and sacrifices made year-round feel worth it.”
Samford also won in the men’s and women’s pole vault. Walker Smith won with a vault of 4.65 meters.
Brittany Bishop won her fourth consecutive pole vault title with a vault of 3.70 meters.
“Winning pole vault four years in a row was no easy feat. It took a lot of hard work, dedication, and perseverance,” Bishop said. “I have one more year of eligibility after this one, so I’m hoping to make it 5 in a row.”
Samford’s trophy case has continued to expand thanks to the efforts of the track team. The renaissance will look to continue in the outdoor season, which opened March 18 at the Falcon Classic. The team will next participate in the Bulldog Relays, March 23 to the 25, hosted by Mississippi State in Starkville.