First-Place Finishes Highlight Track & Field At Herm Wilson
Mean Green Earns 11 Top-Three Finishes
WICHITA, KS - The North Texas track & field team came away with four first-place finishes and 11 top-three marks Saturday at the Herm Wilson Invitational.
"Not a bad meet overall," head coach Carl Sheffield said. "We had some solid performances. I think we still lack some quality points from needed depth. We still have a couple of weeks for some fine tuning."
On Friday night, Wichita native freshman Breanna Eckels earned first place in the long jump with a season-best mark of 5.92 meters (19'5.25 feet).
The women's pole vaulters also competed Friday night and sophomore Blake Skoog set a collegiate-best mark of 3.63 meters (11'10.75 feet) to place second. Freshman Bailey Ashmore finished sixth with a vault of 3.33 meters.
Senior Jazmine Martin started the second day with a first place finish in the triple jump with a season-high mark of 12.38 meters.
Junior Lafiel Smith earned first place in the 60-meter hurdles with a collegiate best time of 8.17. Junior Tevaun Scallion finished fourth in the 60m hurdles with a season-best time of 8.41.
In the 800-meter run, sophomore Baylee Nelson finished first with a season-best time of 2:17.31. Junior Victoria Junious came in third with a season-best time of 2:17.94.
In the 3000-meter run, freshman Florian Lussy finished second and sophomore Alex Cleveland came in fourth. On the women's side, North Texas had a clean sweep going 1-2-3 as sophomore Susannah Lynch finished first. Classmate Kellee McCann and junior Christina Moralez came in second and third, respectively.
In the final event, North Texas took third in the men's 4x400-meter relay and the women's team came in second.
-11 podium finishes, 20 top-10 finishes
-Senior Adam Hasan finished eighth in the 60-meter dash with a season-best time of 7.00
-Sophomore Kyle Maloney finished fifth in the mile with a season-best time of 4:24.48
-Junior Gabriel McAdams finished fifth in the pole vault with a collegiate best mark of 4.96 meters (16'3.25 feet)
-Junior Zach Kirkland came in seventh in the 800 meter run
-Freshman Darrian Johnson finished fifth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:19.03
North Texas will stay in-state and participate in the Collegiate Indoor Invitational held at The Star facility in Frisco.