Lewis Breaks Weight Throw Record

NORMAN, Okla. (2/16/13) - Junior Charleston Lewis broke his weight throw school record for the second time this year at the Sooner Invitational on Saturday.

Lewis threw 17.68 meters to best his old record by more than .40 meters on his to capturing a fourth-place finish in the event.


Men's distance runners paced the men's side winning three of the top five spots in the men's 800-meter run. Sophomore Austin Yaeger (1:56.41) took home first, followed by freshmen Bryce McAndrew (1:57.01) at third and Alex Hita (1:59.18) at fifth. Newcomer James Coleman finished second in the men's mile run with a time of 4:20.95.

Senior Aaron Sirles took home his fifth top-five finish of the season, placing fifth in the shot put with a throw of 16.31 meters.

Junior Shahaf Bareni and newcomer Christina Taylor lead the way for the women's side, taking first in their respective events. Bareni hopped 1.75 meters in the high jump while Taylor ran a 2:15.64 800-meter run.

The women's side had six top-five finishes including Micheala Williams's second-place finish in the women's triple jump with a leap of 11.85 meters. Kendria Burton ran a 8.82 60-meter hurdles to capture fourth. Chelsea Hermes took home fourth in the high jump with a jump of 1.65 meters. Charlotte Wilson ran a 5:11.01 mile to take home fourth.

The Mean Green track & field team travel to Jonesboro, Ark. for the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships Feb. 23-24.

North Texas Individual Results
Women's 60-meter Dash
7. Mona Landry (7.76) - prelims
12. Ashley Henry (7.87) - prelims

Women's 200-meter Dash
6. Nadiyah El-Amin (25.64)
12. Kendria Burton (26.61)

Women's 800-meter Run
1. Christina Taylor (2:15.64)
6. Rachel Lusk (2:22.53)

Women's Mile Run
4. Charlotte Wilson (5:11.01)
6. Laura Cortez (5:23.47)
9. Leesa Morales (5:44.80)

Women's 60-meter Hurdles
4. Kendria Burton (8.81) - prelims
12. Chelsea Hermes (9.26) - prelims
4. Kendria Burton (8.82) - finals

Women's High Jump
1. Shahaf Bareni (1.75m or 5-08.75ft)
4. Chelsea Hermes (1.65m or 5-05.00ft)

Women's Pole Vault
7. Sarah Vann (J3.66m or 11-06.25ft)
13. Jessica McNew (J3.51m or 11-06.25ft)
Madison Northcutt - NH

Women's Long Jump
6. Mona Landry (5.55m or 18-02.50ft)

Women's Triple Jump
2. Michaela Williams (11.85m or 38.10.50ft)

Women's Shot Put
7. Victoria Clark (13.26m or 43-06.00ft)
8. Ngozi Nweke (12.71m or 41.08.50ft)
12. Chelsea Hermes (11.98m or 39-03.75ft)
Kandace Rose - FOUL

Women's Weight Throw
10. Ngozi Nweke (13.44m or 44-01.25ft)
13. Victoria Clark (12.64m or 41-05.75ft)
Kandace Rose - FOUL

Men's 60-meter Dash
19. Caleb Pryor (7.19) - prelims

Men's 200-meter Dash
8. Caleb Pryor (22.80)
10. Terrance Williams (23.05)
12. Darwin Moore (23.39)

Men's 800-meter Run
1. Austin Yaeger (1:56.41)
3. Bryce McAndrew (1:57.01)
4. Alex Hita (1:59.18)

Men's Mile Run
2. James Coleman (4:20.95)
7. Brad Fullman (4:29.15)

Men's 60-meter Hurdles
10. Darwin Moore (8.57) - prelims
14. Marcus Wooten (8.70) - prelims

Men's Triple Jump
6. Clint Clarke (13.62m or 44-08.25ft)

Men's Long Jump
6. Terrance Williams (7.16m or 23-06.00ft)
10. Clint Clarke (6.73m or 22-01.00ft)
14. Trevor Henderson (J6.62m or 21-08.75ft)
19. Michael Oyegoke (6.19m or 20-03.75ft)

Men's Shot Put
5. Aaron Sirles (16.31m or 53-06.25ft)
9. Brandon Fricke (14.76m or 48-05.25ft)

Men's Weight Throw
4. Charleston Lewis (17.68m or 58-00.25ft)
8. John Garrish (16.48m or 54-01.00ft)
10. Aaron Sirles (15.21m or 49-11.00ft)
11. Cody January (14.10m or 46-03.25ft)



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