Ch'kilas Calhoun helped the University of Arkansas at Little Rock set a school record while winning the 4 x 100-meter relay Saturday at the Rhodes Invitational in Memphis, Tennessee.
Michael McGruder, Dez Mapps, Travion Clark and Calhoun logged a time of 40.49, which is currently the 10th-best time in the nation.
Calhoun also competed in the 200m dash, placing 16th at 22.55.
On the women's side, sophomore Jessica Gray gave Little Rock a 13th-place finish in the 100m (12.63).
Two weeks ago, in the season-opening University of Central Arkansas Relays, Clark, Mapps, McGruder and Calhoun produced a winning time of 40.79 in the 4 x 100m, the third-best readout in school history at the time.
A sophomore, Calhoun spent his freshman season at Arkansas Baptist College prior to transferring to Little Rock. At Bastrop, Calhoun anchored the Class 4A state runner-up 4 x 200m and 4 x 400m relay teams.
Competing in their first scored meet of the season, the Trojans will take part in the Joe Walker Invitational, Friday and Saturday at Ole Miss.
MAKAYLA HARDIN of McNeese set a personal record in the shot put (42-6) on her way to a sixth-place finish at Saturday's Louisiana Classics, hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
RAMS SWEEP: Bastrop won the boys and girls team trophies at the Wossman Relays on Friday afternoon. Official meet results were not available as of Monday morning. Check Wednesday's edition for further details.
CHASE COCKRELL came through with the biggest hit of his young Ole Miss career Sunday afternoon as the Rebels rallied to trim Vanderbilt 10-8 in the rubber match of the SEC series.
Trailing 8-7 going into the bottom of the eighth, Ole Miss (14-6, 2-1) tied the game on Colby Bortles' home run. After Will Golsan walked, Cockrell drove in the go-ahead run with a double to the right field corner.
“(Vanderbilt pitcher Penn Murfee) wasn’t confident in his slider. I just looked fastball and was willing to adjust,” said Cockrell, a sophomore transfer from Hinds (Miss.) Community College.
Thanks to Parrish Alford of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal for sharing the above info. Alford is a graduate of NLU (now ULM) where he was Sports Editor of the Pow Wow, and did some writing for the Enterprise.
CHELSEA'S SURGE: Chelsea Fagan put up some incredible numbers at Bossier Parish Community College for the week of March 11-18.
Over a six-game stretch, the freshman catcher went 9-for-13 with four home runs, two doubles and 17 RBI.
Bouncing back from a 9-3 loss in the opener of a Saturday, March 11 double header against Tyler (Texas), the Lady Cavaliers closed out the week riding a five-game winning streak.
Bastrop was well-represented as BPCC routed Tyler 13-3 in the second game. Fagan slugged two home runs, drove in seven runs and scored three and Galen Brooks supplied a three-run bomb.
Fagan's highlights for the week also included a two-run double in an 8-6 Game 1 win over Angelina (Texas), a two-run home run in an 11-3 Game 2 victory over Angelina, an RBI double in Saturday's 6-2 Game 1 triumph over Baton Rouge Community College and a 3-for-3 (home run, double), five RBI effort in a 10-2 Game 2 win over BRCC.
Brooks had a two-run double in the Game 1 win against Angelina, while Shelrika Bryant contributed RBI singles in Game 2 of the double headers against Angelina and BRCC.
Fagan improved her season numbers to seven home runs, 36 RBI, .541 batting average, .606 on base percentage and 1.115 slugging percentage.
Bryant, BPCC's leadoff batter, has scored 32 runs while slashing .389/.432/.536.
Brooks has a team-high 11 stolen bases to go with two home runs, 13 RBI and a slash line of .357/.446/.536.
BPCC (25-5) returns to action Wednesday in Athens, Texas with a double header against Trinity Valley.