Wilson Sets New Meet Record At The Howie Ryan Invitational
The Mean Green Track and Field Team Had Three Event Wins In Two Day Meet
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.
Sophomore Silvester Harrison III ran the fastest 3000m of the meet in 8:34.93, his first collegiate win this indoor season.
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).
Up next the North Texas track and field team will compete in the Iowa State Classic, Saturday Feb. 14.