Stewart Posts Two Titles At K.T. Woodman Classic
Women Place Third; Men Finish Fifth
Senior Chastity Stewart earned a first-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles and was part of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished first (photo by Rick Yeatts).
WICHITA, Kansas – Senior Chastity Stewart took home two titles and the North Texas track and field teams posted 18 top-10 finishes on Saturday, April 16 at the K.T. Woodman Classic.
The Mean Green posted several top finishes as the women’s team finished third (225) among 34 teams and the men’s squad was fifth (206 points) against 31 teams.
“The women’s team stepped up today,” head coach Carl Sheffield said. “Led by the 4x100-meter relay team and the women jumpers are also starting to come around. Mona Landry had a great day sprinting and Jazmine Martin is continuing to get back to her triple jump form. The men’s team fared well without our distance runners. Dominique Drayden had a bounce back day in the triple jump and freshman Jared Bailey-Sampson improved his collegiate personal best in the 110 hurdles.”
Sophomore Lafiel Smith had a season-best long jump of 7.22 meters (23-8.25 feet) to finish seventh. Junior Dominique Drayden took third in the men’s triple jump at 14.95 meters (49-0.75 feet).
Junior Jazmine Martin finished second in the women’s triple jump with a season-best mark of 12.18m (39-11.50 feet). Freshman Jared Bailey-Sampson set a personal best time of 14.81 in the 110-meter hurdles.
The 4x100-meter relay team finished in first place as senior Chastity Stewart, senior Nadiyah El-Amin, Martin and senior Mona Landry touched in at 45.52.
Stewart claims her second first-place finish of the season in the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.49. El-Amin finished third in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 24.42.
The Mean Green had two sprinters qualify for the 100-meter dash final as El-Amin finished seventh with a time of 11.83 and Landry was fifth at 11.67 in the final.
Freshman Justin Joe qualified for the men’s 100-meter dash final and turned in a season-best time of 10.50 placing fifth. Senior Kedron Sowells set a season-best time of 10.61 in the preliminaries before placing 10th in the finals at 10.73.
In the final event of the meet, North Texas took third in the 4x400-meter relay as the team of Jamison Justice, Collin Heard, Chukwuma Ekweani and Connor Bey touched in at 3:17.55.
-Freshman Javier Lopez-Ibarra took ninth in the men’s javelin with a throw of 57.43 meters (188-05 feet)
-Senior Tori Clark finished fourth in the women’s hammer throw with a throw of 53.16m (174-05 feet)
-Senior Ngozi Nweke took home eighth with a personal best hammer throw of 47.67m (156-05 feet)
-Nweke took fourth in the women’s discus at 44.97 meters (147-06 feet)
-Sophomore Kevone Kennedy took fifth in the men’s discus at 50.33m (165-01 feet)
- Sophomore Elizabeth Osondu took seventh in the women’s 400-meter dash at 58.56
-Freshman Blake Skoog finished ninth in the women’s pole vault at 3.22 meters
-Freshman Nicole Auker placed seventh in the women’s high jump at 1.58 meters
-Senior Connor Bey finished seventh in the men’s 400-meter dash at 48.85
-Junior Jamison Justice came in ninth in the 400m at 49.02
-Sophomore Chelsea Crayton finished seventh in the 100m hurdles at 14.59
-Sophomore Tevaun Scallion placed eighth in the 110m hurdles at 15.00
-Smith finished eighth in the men’s 400-meter hurdles at 55.64
-Martin placed ninth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.90
-Heard was fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.61
-Freshman James Cole placed 10th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.87
The North Texas track and field team will participate in the John Jacobs Invitational hosted by Oklahoma University April 23.