Archuleta Breaks School Record At Texas Relays
Freshman Kristyn Archuleta Won Javelin Title
AUSTIN – Freshman Kristyn Archuleta broke a school record in Javelin as North Texas track & field completed a three-day meet at Texas Relays, presented by Spectrum, Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
“The throwers continue to progress with each meet,” head coach Carl Sheffield said. “They have spent quality time in the weight room, and coach Kelso has done a great job on their technical training.”
On Thursday, March 30, North Texas came away with three podium finishes, including two from the Mean Green throwers. Archuleta came in first place in javelin with a career-best throw of 46.10 meters (151-03 feet), setting a new school record held previously by Nikki Hyles (149-2 feet) from 1994.
Sophomore Javier Lopez-Ibarra finished third in the javelin with a career-best mark of 61.65 meters (202-03 feet), fifth best in school history.
Senior James Coleman completed day one with a second-place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:07.76.
On Friday, the women’s distance medley relay team came in 12th place as Kellee McCann, Darrian Johnson, Kylee Kittrell, and Christina Moralez clocked in at 12:03.28.
The men’s team (Alex Cleveland, Jamison Justice, Tim Jones, Mike Lowe) finished 10th with a time of 10:13.43.
The Mean Green finished the Texas Relays on Saturday, April 1, by competing in the 4x800-meter relay. North Texas came in ninth as Baylee Nelson, Kacie Mayberry, Johnson, and Victoria Junious touched in at 9:14.31.
-Junior Kevone Kennedy came in 14th in Discus at 45.20 meters
-Senior Jazmine Martin finished 14th in triple jump at 12.03 meters
-Freshman Breanna Eckels came in 65th in the 100-meter dash at 12.09 seconds
-4x100-meter relay team (Bria Williams, Eckels, Artesha Richardson, Martin) came in 27th with a time of 47.18
-In the sprint medley relay, North Texas finished 11th (Martin, Williams, Richardson, Victoria Junious) with a time of 4:06.78
North Texas will head to the Baylor Invitational in Waco on Saturday, April 8.