T&F Completes First C-USA Indoor Championship

March 2, 2014

C-USA Indoor Day 2 Get Acrobat Reader

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -North Texas seniors Jo Adams and Clinton Collins were two time runner-ups in final day at the Conference USA Track & Field Indoor Championship, in Birmingham, Ala.

The North Texas women finished in ninth place with their highest stand throughout the weekend, and the men finished in eighth.

Adams mile time of 4:46.05 was the second fastest time of the meet just off her the North Texas record which she set earlier this season. Adams nabbed a silver medal in the women’s 3000m; her time of 9:41.49 was a season-best for the Mean Green.

In the men’s mile run, sophomore Troy Taylor placed in the top-five with a season-best run of 4:10.42. Teammate Byrce McAndrew was next for the Mean Green in ninth place (4:17.20).

In the 400M final, Clinton Collins won his section and placed second overall with a time of 46.87; lowering his preliminaries run by over a second. Teammate Anthony Hamilton moved up to seventh and lowering his time my nearly half a second (48.44).

Collins was also the silver medalist in the 200m; his time of 21.21 was an improvement from Fridays run.

In the 3000m run, Troy Taylor grabbed his second top-five finish of the meet with a time of 8:24.71. Freshman James Coleman was right behind in sixth with a personal-best of 8:29.31.

In the field events, Deja McKnight had a final four finish in the shot put. Her throw of 14.35m gave her the highest finish for the Mean Green to conclude the conference championships.
Women - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored
1) East Carolina 88
2) UTSA 73
3) UAB 71.5
4) Louisiana Tech 65
5) UTEP 62
6) Charlotte 53
6) Tulane 53
8) Rice 52
9) North Texas 38
10) Middle Tennessee 37
11) Tulsa 30
12) FIU 28.5
13) Marshall 9
14) Florida Atlantic 2
15) Southern Miss 1

Men - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored
1) UTEP 123
2) Louisiana Tech 77.5
3) East Carolina 71.5
4) Middle Tennessee 68
5) Tulsa 67
6) Charlotte 66.5
7) UTSA 66
8) North Texas 48
9) Rice 47
10) Southern Miss 21.5
11) FIU 6



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