Howie Ryan Invite Results
Feb. 1, 2014
HOUSTON -The North Texas track and field team finishes the Howie Ryan Invitational with three first-place finishes, one meet record, and six athletes in the top two.
“We took another big step towards our season goals for the indoor conference meet this weekend,” said assistant coach Stefanie Slekis. “Our women going one, two and three in the 5000m while all setting personal bests shows the fitness they have and this gave them a lot of confidence for what they can do in a month.”
The Mean Green’s Charlotte Wilson set a meet record in the 5000 meter run (17.21.14). Right behind her was teammate Shauna Pali (17:38.31) and Magdalena Escobar (18:00.50), which were all personal-best for the distance group.
In the 400m, Clinton Collins' time of 48.23 led him to a first-place finish, his second win this season. Teammate Anthony Hamilton posted a season best of 49.92, finishing sixth overall.
Sophomore Silvester Harrison III ran the fastest 3000m of the meet in 8:34.93, his first collegiate win this indoor season.
In the men’s mile run, Troy Taylor led the way for the Mean Green in 4:11.92, placing second, while Alejandro Valencia was fourth with a time of 4:12.88, a lifetime-best.
Long jumper Dalyn Hughes' 7.02m was the second-longest distance, and teammate Clint Clarke 6.48m rounded out the top eight.
Another top-two finish was in the women’s 400m, where sophomore Ashley Henry posted a season-best of 57.30. She was the first collegiate finisher, while junior Nadiyah El-Amin finished eighth in 58.35
Jo Adams was the top collegiate finisher in the 800m (2:12.36) but was second overall.
Mean Green junior Chastity Stewart competed in the finals of the 60m hurdles, placing fifth overall with a season-best (8.61).
In the women's shot put, Deja McKnight placed fourth with a distance of 13.52m, while teammate Tori Clark placed eighth in 13.24m.
Up next the North Texas track and field team will compete in the Iowa State Classic, Saturday Feb. 14.