Centenary’s Jack impressive at SCAC championships


SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Centenary’s Devante’ Jack became the first Centenary student-athlete ever to win an event at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships Saturday at the Trinity University Track and Field Stadium.

Jack, a sophomore and native of Jena, Louisiana, won the men’s 800-meter run in a conference-record time of 1:52.37. His time is also the 15th fastest in the event this season in all of Division III.

He was named the SCAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week on Wednesday following his win in the 800 in a previous season-best time of 1:56.85 on April 15 at the Little Rock Twilight. Jack bested several athletes from Division I schools last weekend and now has four top-10 finishes and a runner-up finish in the 800 this season in addition to his two wins.

His gold medal won Saturday qualifies him for a spot in the Division III Outdoor National Championships May 26-28 in Geneva. Ohio.