North Texas Has Strong Showing in First Full Day at Texas Relays

Senior Deja McKnight earned eighth in the women's shot put
March 27, 2015

 AUSTIN--The North Texas track and field teams have completed their first full day of competition at the Texas Relays. This is one of the largest and most challenging competitions that the Mean Green will compete in this outdoor season. 

The Texas Relays is one of the only track meets that features professional, university, and high school events. This is one of the most widely spectated track competitions.  

On Thursday night, the men's 3200M relay team of Zach Kirkland, Ben Jepson, Alejandro Valencia, and Alex Hita placed 11th with a time of 7:49. 

Friday, both the men's and women's distance medley reay (DMR) teams placed within the top seven. The men's team of Bryce McAndrew, Connor Bey, Alex Hita, and Troy Taylor finished sixth (9:47.67) and the women;s team of Christina Moralez, Elisabeth Osondu, Victoria Junious, and Magdalena Escobar placed seventh with a time of 11:42.96.



Senior thrower Deja McKnight finished 8th in women's shot put with a 13.92m throw. Transfer Eddie Wilcox continues to show promise, placing ninth in the men's high jump (2.01m).

"We will use every competition we have in April to sharpen ourselves and try and round into shape by the Outdoor Conference Championships," said head coach Carl Sheffield. "We'll continue to stay with the plan and raise the level of individual intensity to make-up for lost practice days."

Up Next For the Mean Green 
The Mean Green has another full day of competitions tomorrow. After the Texas Relays, North Texas will have only a five-day turnaround before they compete in Waco at the Baylor Invitational on April 3, 2015.

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