Sheffield Era Opens at Texas A&M Invitational

DENTON, Texas - Mean Green track & field will open the Carl Sheffield era at the Texas A&M 10-Team Invitational on Saturday at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College State, Texas.

Sheffield, who spent 12 years as an assistant coach under former head coach Rick Watkins, will be conducting his first meet as the Director of Track & Field at North Texas.

Week One Meet Notes

Although the Mean Green return only 18 student-athletes that are considered upperclassmen, seniors Sara Dietz and Ingrid Mollenkopf, who were two of the women's top-three point scorers, remain to lead the women's side.

The men will be led by junior Steven White and sophomore Clinton Collins. White, a silver medalist at the 2010 US Junior Championships in the 400-meter hurdles, is a two-time qualifier for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, while Collins was the only freshman member of the Mean Green to participate in an individual event at the 2011 NCAA West Preliminary Rounds.

The three-time defending NCAA Outdoor national-champion Aggies will host North Texas, Baylor, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, TCU, Texas Southern, Texas State, and UT-Arlington.

Prelims in the 60-meter hurdles begin at 12 p.m., while finals of the running events start at 2 p.m. with the mile.

Live results will be provided via Flash Results at


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