Women's T&F Wins SBC Outdoor Championship

MIRAMAR, Fla. (5/12/13) - The North Texas women's track & field team won its second consecutive Sun Belt Conference Championship on Sunday evening at the Ansin Sports Complex.

The women dominated the competition on Sunday winning the meet with 151.5 points, which was more than 20 points over second-place Arkansas State.  The men finished fourth with a total of 85 points.

Ashley Harrison ran a personal best 53.74 taking first in the women's 400-meter dash. Jamila Cartwright followed at fifth in 55.37.

Jo Adams added two individual titles to her resume at North Texas crossing the line first in the women's 800-meter run after taking first in the women's 1,500 meters earlier in the afternoon. Christina Taylor placed sixth in the 1,500-meter run. 

The women's 4x400 meter relay team, composed of Cartwright, Nadiyah El-Amin, Chastity Stewart and Harrison, set a SBC Outdoor Championship record of 3:39.69 on its way to sealing the championship for the Mean Green.

El-Amin captured second in the women's 200-meter dash with a personal-record time 24.27. Ashley Henry trailed El-Amin by just .01 seconds to come in third followed by Harrison (24.63) at sixth.

Steven White led the men's side with a first-place finish in the men's 400-meter hurdles. White ran a school record 49.93, which was more than two seconds faster than second place, moving him to third in the nation. Marcus Wooten placed seventh in the event with a personal-best time of 54.00.

Clint Collins captured third in the men's 400-meter dash with a time of 47.31.

Troy Taylor crossed the line in 3:52.35 to place second in the men's 1,500-meter run. Matt Russ grabbed fourth with a time of 3:53.07. 

Russ followed the 1,500 meters with a third-place finish in the men's 800-meter run in a personal-best time of 1:52.56.

Head coach Carl Sheffield was named the Women's Coach of the Year for the third time in his two years at North Texas. Charlotte Wilson was named Women's Most Outstanding Freshman after winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase and placing fourth in the 5,000-meter run.

The Mean Green will return to action in two weeks when North Texas sends qualified athletes to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas, on May 23-25.



North Texas Team Results

Women - First 151.5 points

Men - 85 points


North Texas Individual Results

Women's 100-Meter Dash

4. Nadiyah El-Amin (12.07)

Women's 200-Meter Dash

2. Nadiyah El-Amin (24.27) %

3. Ashely Henry (24.28)

6.>Ashley Harrison (24.63)

Women's 400-Meter Dash

1.>Ashley Harrison (53.74) %

5. Jamila Cartwright (55.37) 

Women's 800-Meter Run

1. Jo Adams (2:09.24)

Women's 1,500-Meter Run

1. Jo Adams (4:28.87)

6. Christina Taylor (4:38.26)

Women's 5,000-Meter Run

4. Charlotte Wilson (17:37.44)

Women's 100-Meter Hurdles

3. Chastity Stewart (13.73)

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles

2. Chastity Stewart (59.76)

Women's 4x100 Meter Relay

3. Savoie, Henry, Landry, El-Amin (45.64)

Women's 4x400 Meter Relay

1. Cartwright, El-Amin, Stewart, Harrison (3:39.69) *

Women's Triple Jump

15. Michaela Williams (11.17m or 36-08.00ft)

Women's Hammer Throw

15. Ngozi Nweke (43.44m or 142-04ft) %

Men's 100-Meter Dash

5. James Fowler (10.74)

Men's 200-Meter Dash

7. Clint Collins (21.55)

8.>Steven White (25.70)

Men's 400-Meter Dash

3. Clint Collins (47.31)

Men's 800-Meter Run

3. Matt Russ (1:52.56) %

7. Bryce McAndrew (1:53.66)

Men's 1,500-Meter Run

2.>Troy Taylor (3:52.35)

4. Matt Russ (3:53.07)

12. Alex Hita (4:04.37)

17. Austin Yaeger (4:09.71)

Men's 5,000-Meter Run

5.>Troy Taylor (14:54.81)

12. James Coleman (15:27.26)

Men's 400-Meter Hurdles

1.>Steven White (49.93)

7. Marcus Wooten (54.00)

Men's 4x400 Meter Relay

8. Wooten, Hickman, Newson, Sowells (3:20.66)

Men's Triple Jump

14. Clinton Clarke (14.19m or 46-06.75ft)

Men's Pole Vault

9. Derek Richard (4.58m or 15-00.25ft)

Men's Hammer Throw

6. John Garrish (53.60m or 175-10ft)

9. Cody January (51.95m or 170-05ft) %

10. Aaron Sirles (50.75m or 166-06ft)


Bold - North Texas Record

%  - Personal Record

* - SBC Outdoor Championships Record



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