Lynch's Second Place Finish Highlights Texas Tech Classic
Mean Green Finish Texas Tech Classic
LUBBOCK, TX – The North Texas track and field teams had multiple strong finishes, including a second-place finish from Susannah Lynch in the 3000-meter run at the Texas Tech Classic Saturday.
“Another step closer in our preparation for Conference USA,” head coach Carl Sheffield said. “It was tough competition and a big learning experience for our team. We will start to taper our training towards preparing for the championship meet. Rest, regeneration and fine tuning should bring us closer to our goals.”
Lynch took home silver after running a career-best time of 9:40.69, just behind Oklahoma’s Belle Wallace at 9:35.72. Senior Christina Moralez finished sixth with a time of 10:00.01.
In the men’s 3000m run, sophomore Florian Lussy finished third with a time of 8:36.76. Senior Mike Lowe was eighth at 8:44.17 and senior Rick Nally came in 10th at 8:49.16.
In the 800-meter run, North Texas had three runners finished inside the top-10 with junior Baylee Nelson coming in sixth at 2:18.06 and senior Victoria Junious in seventh at 2:19.59. Sophomore Darrian Johnson came in eight place with a time of 2:19.95.
Senior Kevone Kennedy finished sixth in the weight throw at 17.46 meters (57-3.50 feet). Junior James Cole was 10th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.86.
Freshman Taylor Blackshire qualified for the 60-meter dash finals with a time of 7.69. In the finals, Blackshire finished sixth after tying her season-best time of 7.66.
In the shot put “B” section, freshman Haley Walker finished second with a season-best throw of 12.95 meters (42-6.0 feet). Freshman Jaleisa Shaffer placed third with a season-best throw of 12.87 meters (42-2.75 feet)
Senior Dominique Drayden comes in sixth in long jump at 6.99 meters (22-11.25 feet). Drayden finished seventh in triple jump at 14.39 meters (47-2.50 feet).
-Sophomore Kristyn Archuleta came in 9th in the shot put with a career-best mark of 11.60 meters (38-0.75 feet)
-Junior Bria Williams placed 12th in the 60-meter dash preliminaries with a time of 7.82
-Senior Alford Tribble was 19th in the 60m dash preliminaries with a time of 7.07
-Freshman Lyric Choice finished 12th in the 60-meters hurdles preliminaries at 9.00
-Graduate student Jaron Thomas came in 12th in the 60m hurdles preliminaries at 8.25
-Sophomore Tim Jones finished 9th in the mile with a career-best time of 4:23.26
-Senior Zach Kirkland placed 10th in the mile at 4:23.46
-Freshman Valencia Bullock finished 10th in the triple jump at 11.26 meters (36-11.50 feet)
-Freshman Amber Walker came in eighth in the high jump at 1.65 meters (5-5 feet)
-Sophomore Jacob Franks finished sixth in pole vault at 4.68 meters (15-4.75 feet)
North Texas will participate in the JD Martin Invitational on Feb. 2-3 hosted by Oklahoma in Norman.