Track & Field Wraps Up First Outdoor Meet

FORT WORTH, Texas - Mean Green track & field wrapped up its first outdoor meet of the season at the TCU Invitational on Friday at Lowdon Track Complex on the campus of TCU.

Junior Aaron Sirles kicked things off for North Texas in style, tossing a personal best 48.84 meters in the hammer throw.  That mark is good enough for second on the programs all-time performers list.  

Fellow junior Steven White also made it onto the all-time performances list on Friday, notching a 20.97 second 200-meter dash, which is the fourth best mark in school history.

The women's side saw two high jumpers compete in their first meet of the season.

 Haley Thompson and Suzy Prikryl both returned from injuries to put up marks close to their personal bests. Prikryl finished just .05 meters off her personal record when she cleared her final bar at 1.65m and took home fourth, while Thompson registered a jump of 1.60 meters for ninth.

Teammate Shahaf Bareni matched her personal best with a jump of 1.70 meters which was good enough for fourth place.

The women's pole vault had freshman Jessica McNew step up and clear a new personal best bar at 3.60 meters for a fourth place finish. Sarah Vann took sixth and Sarah Korn seventh with jumps of 3.45 meters which matches Korn's personal record as well.

Michael Ortiz and Andrew Sumner also competed in their first meet of the season on Friday, with each running the 800-meter. Sumner edged out Ortiz for an eighth place finish with a time of 1:59.39 while Ortiz took ninth in 1:59.80.

Freshman distance runner Austin Yaeger notched a third place finish in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:07.01.  When converted, that time matches his best time from the indoor season.

North Texas track & field will be back in action on Saturday, March 24, when it heads across town to Arlington, Texas for the UTA Bobby Lane Invitational.



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