Track & Field Performs Well at Spring Classic

DENTON, Texas - North Texas track & field wrapped up its lone home meet of the season, the North Texas Spring Classic, on Saturday at Fouts Field.

Steven White, the defending Sun Belt Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week, improved upon his already school record time in the 400-hurdles when he finished on 50.07 seconds. 


The time gave him a first place finish and moves him up to No. 3 in the NCAA, fifth in the nation and registers as the eighth best time in the world and set the stadium record for historic Fouts Field.

For the third straight week, senior Sara Dietz brought home a personal best time in an event when she notched a 4:27.34 in the 1,500-meter run.

Dietz, who is the two-time defending SBC Women's Track Athlete of the Week, expanded the gap between her and teammate Jo Adams on the Sun Belt Conference Performers List to almost 10 seconds with today's race.

Chelsea Hermes collected two first place finishes on the day when she registered a personal record in the javelin and tied her previous best in the high jump.  The junior tossed the javelin 47.12 meters for the win and cleared her final bar of the high jump at 1.68m.

After struggling the past few weeks, sophomore Sarah Vann took home a third place finish in the pole vault, topping out at 3.60 meters.

Fellow sophomore Adrian Stephens was also able to notch a top-three performance when she took second in the long jump with a collegiate personal best 5.64m.  

The men's side also had Clinton Collins register a good mark in his first 400-meter dash of the outdoor season, taking second in 47.13.

Mean Green track & field will return to the track next weekend when it heads to Norman, Okla., for the Oklahoma Classic on Saturday, April, 14.



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