Track & Field Finishes 2017 C-USA Indoor Championships
North Texas Women Finish Ninth; Men 10th
BIRMINGHAM, AL – The North Texas track & field teams completed the final day at the 2017 Conference USA indoor championships Sunday at CrossPlex indoor track. The women's team finished in ninth place and the men came in 10th.
Freshman Breanna Eckels was named Conference USA Freshman of the meet after winning the long jump, 11th in triple jump and 24th in the 60-meter dash.
In the women’s pole vault, sophomore Blake Skoog finished fourth with a season-best mark of 3.66 meters (12 feet). Senior Jazmine Martin took home fourth in the triple jump at 12.52 meters (41-1.74 feet).
Sophomore Susannah Lynch came in fourth in the mile with a season-best time of 4:49.73. Lynch also finished fifth in the 3000-meter run with a personal-best time of 9:43.91.
Junior Tevaun Scallion finished seventh in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.38.
The 4x400-meter relays ended the championship as the women’s team placed 10th.
Men's Final Awards
Team Champion: Middle Tennessee
Team Runner-Up: WKU
Coach of the Year: Dean Hayes, Middle Tennessee
Freshman of the Year: Kigen Chemadi, Middle Tennessee
High Point Scorer of the Meet: Ventavius Sears, WKU
Women's Final Awards
Team Champion: UTEP
Team Runner-Up: Rice
Coach of the Year: Mika Laaksonen, UTEP
Freshman of the Year: Breanna Eckels, North Texas
High Point Scorer of the Meet: Tobi Amusen, UTEP
-Freshman Karl Sralla finished 14th in the shot put at 12.48 meters
-Freshman Bailey Ashmore came in fifth in the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 3.56 meters
-Freshman Breanna Eckels finished 11th in the triple jump with a season-best jump of 11.79 meters
-Junior Christina Moralez came in ninth in the 3000-meter run with a personal-best time of 9:56.44
-Junior Mike Lowe finished 11th in the 3000m run with a season-best time of 8:32.76
-Sophomore Alex Cleveland came in 13th in the 3000m run with a season-best time of 8:36.29
North Texas will have three weeks to prepare for the outdoor season starting March 17 at the TCU Invitational in Fort Worth.