Adams Wins Three Races, Named Top SBC Scorer
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Senior Alysha Adams was named the most outstanding track athlete and top meet scorer on the women's side for her stellar day of running on Sunday at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships from Dean A. Hayes Track Soccer C
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Senior Alysha Adams was named the most outstanding track athlete and top meet scorer on the women's side for her stellar day of running on Sunday at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships from Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Complex on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.
Adams started off the day with a first place finish in the 100-meter hurdles with an SBC Championship and Dean A. Hayes Stadium record of 13.28 seconds.
From there, the senior went on to capture the title in both the 100-meter (11.70) and 200-meter dash (24.04) to finish a perfect three-for-three in her individual events in addition to the leg that she ran in the first place women's 4x100-meter relay.
Joining Adams with multiple all-conference honors on the women's side were distance runners Ingrid Mollenkopf and Sara Dietz.
Mollenkopf finished second in the 10,000 meter run on Friday and added another silver medal Sunday night in the 5,000 meter run.
Dietz took silver in both the 1,500 meter run (4:34.55) and the 800-meter run (2:12.47) Sunday evening.
The trio of Adams, Dietz and Mollenkopf totaled 64.5 of the women's 93.5 points during the meet, which gave them a third place finish overall.
The North Texas men's side opened its final day of the Sun Belt Championships with a third place finish in the 4x100 relay. Steven White, Justin Flowers, Johnny Hickman and Clinton Collins made it around the track in 41.09 second, just .01 behind second place and .16 out of the gold medal.
The next race for the men went disastrously wrong in the cold weather of Tennessee when Flowers and Collins finished seventh and eighth in the 400-meter dash after injuring themselves during the race. Darnell Greig took fifth in the 400 with a time of 48.00.
Despite the injuries that they suffered earlier, Flowers and Collins returned to compete in the 200-meter dash which they had qualified for Saturday.
Knowing there was more at stake than just personal goals, the duo withstood the pain of their injuries to finish seventh and eighth in the event and collect points for the Mean Green men's team.
Senior Reggie Hayter also received Sun Belt All-Conference honors in the 800-meter run, crossing the line in 1:53.96 which was good enough for third.
White would add to the collection of medals for the North Texas team as he nabbed second in the 400-meter hurdles.
The Mean Green men would go on to finish third in the men's 4x400 meter relay and eighth overall in the championship.
North Texas will wait to see which athletes will qualify for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds in Eugene. Ore. The event will take place at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon May 27-29.