North Texas Spring Classic In The Books
DENTON, Texas - Mean Green track field captured eight first place finishes and several top-20 national marks during the North Texas Spring Classic on Saturday at Fouts Field. Freshman Terrance Williams claimed one of those first place finishes in the
DENTON, Texas - Mean Green track & field captured eight first place finishes and several top-20 national marks during the North Texas Spring Classic on Saturday at Fouts Field.
Freshman Terrance Williams claimed one of those first place finishes in the long jump as his longest jump spanned 7.53 meters and ties the fifth best mark in the nation.
Jermaine Jamison was another Mean Green field athlete to turn in a fantastic performance when he won the high jump for the third time in as many meets and second time in two days, this time clearing the bar at 2.11 meters or 6'11".
That jump is good enough to also register as the fifth best jump in the nation.
Jordan Wehr rounded out the national marks, when he vaulted over the pole vault bar at 5.05 meters to win the event. He currently sits at No. 14 in the nation with that mark.
The field events weren't the only thing that went North Texas' way Saturday as four runners and a relay team also took first.
Alysha Adams won the 100-meter hurdles for the second time in as many days, this time with a time of 13.40 seconds, just .10 shy of her Sun Belt Conference leading and national top-five mark of 13.30 set on Friday.
Two distance runners stepped up on the women's side with Sara Dietz taking the 800-meter run in 2:16.64 and Ingrid Mollenkopf capturing the 1500-meter run in 4:46.06.
Steven White turned in the 19th ranked time in the nation in the 400-meter hurdles, crossing the line well before the next competitor in 52.43 seconds.
Adding to the top-20 marks turned in Saturday was Justin Flowers. Flowers bolted across the line in the 100-meter dash in 10.54 seconds. That time registers 15th in the nation through action recorded Saturday.
North Texas will retake the track at the UTA Invitational, Saturday, April 2, in Arlington, Texas.