North Texas Takes Third At SBC Championships
JONESBORO, Ark. - Mean Green track field claimed third place on both the men's and women's sides at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships Monday night from the Convocation Center. The North Texas men finished with 95 points, just eight behind
JONESBORO, Ark. - Mean Green track & field claimed third place on both the men's and women's sides at the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships Monday night from the Convocation Center.
The North Texas men finished with 95 points, just eight behind Western Kentucky for second and 31 behind Middle Tennessee. The Mean Green women finished with 87.5 points, which was 11 points behind second place Middle Tennessee.
Senior Jordan Wehr was named the Sun Belt Conference Field Performer of the Year for placing in two events.
Wehr claimed first place in the heptathlon, second in the open pole vault and sixth in the high jump.
Alysha Adams led the way for on the women's side as she finished second in the 55-meter hurdles, .001 seconds behind the winner, second in the 200-meterd dash with a time of 24.54 and fifth in the 55-meter dash.
North Texas broke two school records Monday afternoon when Sara Dietz set the school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:14.00 and Ciara Smith crossed the line in 54.94 seconds in the 400-meter run.
The women's open pole vault saw all three members of the Mean Green participating in it score points. Senior Christal Brewster finished third, freshman Sarah Vann tied for fourth and Sarah Korn tied for eighth.
Justin Flowers and freshman Clinton Collins took the lead on the men's side with great afternoons in the sprint finals.
Flowers grabbed fifth place in the 55-dash, fifth place in the 200-meter dash and was a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished second.
Collins on the other hand had two third place finishes (200 and 400) and was a member of the 4x400 relay team as well.
The Mean Green will be back in action as a team when they open the outdoor season at the TCU Horned Frog Invitational on March 19 in Fort Worth, Texas.