Track & Field Finishes Second At Aggie Team Invitational

Jan. 13, 2017

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COLLEGE STATION – The North Texas track & field team got their first taste of team scoring as the women’s team placed second and the men came in fifth Friday at the Aggie Team Invitational held inside Carl Maddox Field House.

The women’s team scored 64 points coming in ahead of 11 teams. The men’s squad scored 46.50 points finishing fifth among 13 teams. Sam Houston State won the team invitational on the men’s and women’s side.

“Outstanding meet for our teams,” head coach Carl Sheffield said. “We continue to improve our performances over last year’s start.”

In the women’s mile, three North Texas runners finished inside the top-5 with sophomore Susannah Lynch coming in first with a time of 4:55.73. Senior Kylee Kittrell finished third with a time of 5.16.63 and freshman Tori Valka was fourth at 5:16.73.

Freshman Breanna Eckels took home first place in the long jump with jump of 5.90 meters (19-4.75 feet) matching former North Texas standout Mona Landry’s meet record from Jan. 16, 2015.

Senior Jamison Justice continues his hot start to the season with a first-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a personal best time of 48.72. Classmate Collin Heard just missed first place and a meet record by two tenths of a second in the 200-meter dash at 21.37 seconds. Heard won his heat but Sam Houston’s Chris Jefferson broke his own meet record at 21.35.

Junior Christina Moralez finished second in the women’s 3000-meter run with a time of 10:17.61. Freshman Florian Lussy came in third in the men’s 3000m run with a time of 8:31.55. Junior Mike Lowe was fourth with a time of 8:35.33.

In the women’s distance medley relay, North Texas (Kittrell, Nelson, Valka, Jennifer White) came in first place over Houston Baptist and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

In the men’s distance medley relay, North Texas (Zach Kirkland, DJ Simon, Rick Nally, Ethan Davis) finished fourth out of 17 teams.

In the final event of the meet, the men’s 4x400-meter relay team (Chukwuma Ekweani, James Cole, Lafiel Smith, Justice) came in fourth place behind Texas A&M.

Quick Hits
-Four first-place finishes and 23 top-10 marks
-Junior Gabe McAdams finished sixth in the pole vault with a personal best mark of 4.61 meters (15-1.50 feet)
-Sophomore Norman Johnson finished ninth in the long jump at 6.59 meters (21-7.50 feet)
-Junior Kevone Kennedy came in ninth in the weight throw at 16.42 meters (53-10.50 feet)
-Freshman Karl Sralla made his collegiate debut in the weight throw finishing 16th at 14.23 meters
-Freshman Kristyn Archuletta finished 23rd in the shot put in his first collegiate meet
-Sophomore Blake Skoog came in eighth in the pole vault with a career-best mark of 3.42 meters
-Sophomore Hannah Winn finished ninth in the pole vault at 3.27 meters
-Freshman Artesha Richardson finished seventh in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.74 seconds
-Sophomore Baylee Nelson finished fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.86
-Junior Victoria Junious came in sixth in the 800m at 2:18.47
-Freshman Darrian Johnson finished eighth in the 800m at 2:20.07
-Junior Chelsea Classo came in seventh in the triple jump at 11.29 meters
-Sophomore Cataline Uriate finished ninth in the 3000 meter run
-Sophomore Cassidy Adams finished 10th in the 3000 meter run

What’s Next
North Texas travels Manhattan, Kansas to take part in the Kansas State indoor invitational on Jan. 20-21.