April 12, 2014
EL PASO, Texas -The North Texas track and field's Clinton Collins continues to improve personal best 400-meter dash, and Mona Landry wins the long jump at the UTEP Invitational, this weekend in El Paso, Texas.
"Clinton is really rounding into form," said head coach Carl Sheffield. "He is perfecting his 400m race strategy and execution each time he competes. As for Mona, hard work and persistence is starting to aid her development as a long jumper."
Landry won the women's long jump after being out for a week. Her jump of 5.83m just out reached Louisiana Tech's 5.82m. Collins also placed first, in the 400m, his time of 46.22 was a season-best.
In the field events, Deja McKnight won the shot put in 13.88m; teammate Tori Clark was third with 13.46m.
Freshman Elisha Peters placed second in the women's high jump. Her jump of 1.69m was an improvement from last weekend and just shy of a season best. On the men's side, Clint Clarke placed third in 7.61m.
Collin Heard and Kedron Sowells improved their season-best 100m. Heard's time dropped to 10.60, placing him fifth, and Sowells ran 10.71 finishing ninth.
In the 200M, Nadiyah El-Amin finished third with a time of 24.31, her highest finish of the season. Teammate Ashley Henry was in seventh in 24.57. On the men's side, Heard and Sowells placed fourth and fifth in 21.65 and 21.74.
Up next the Mean Green will travel to Walnut, Calif. on April 17, for the Mount SAC Relays.