Track & Field Continues Indoor Season At Kansas State

Jan. 22, 2016

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DENTON – The North Texas track and field team will take part in the Kansas State Invitational Saturday, Jan. 23 as both teams look to continue its success from the first meet of the season last week.

The one day meet will feature teams from Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Oklahoma Baptist and Tulsa.

“We have to continue to get sharper,” head coach Carl Sheffield said. “Last weekend was the track team’s first competition. Our teams got a chance to see where their fitness levels were. Racing against your teammates is different from competing against other teams. We should be a little more competitive against the field this weekend.”

The meet begin on Friday with heptathlon and the pentathlon events but no North Texas student-athletes competed in those events. The first field event will be the high jump followed by the women’s weight throw. The meet will conclude with the 4x400 meter relay event.

The Mean Green will be sending 25 from the men’s team and 30 from the women’s squad to the Kansas State Invitational. Sophomore transfer from Boise State Dominique Drayden will be making his North Texas debut in the 60 meter dash and the long jump.

Senior Eddie Wilcox will look to improve on his third place finish in the high jump at the Aggie Invitational last weekend.

In the distance events, Grady Frazier and Bryce McAndrew will be making their track season debuts in the mile event.

For the women’s team, Nadiyah El-Amin took seventh in the 200 meters at the Aggie Invitational and will compete in the 60m along with the 200m at the Kansas State meet.

In the distance events, junior Shauna Pali will be competing in the 1000m after taking home first place in the mile last weekend. Seniors Maggie Escobar and Laura Cortez will be running the mile at this weekend’s meet at Kansas State.

“We are placing some people in their alternative events,” Sheffield added. “We get another look at possible races they may be able to score points in the conference championships. It’s another scored competition. We want to see how well we can score points as a team and going head-to-head against other teams.”

Schedule of Events
Field Events
11:00 a.m. – Erik Kynard High Jump, Women’s Weight Throw
12:30 p.m. – Men’s Weight Throw
1:00 p.m. – Women’s High Jump, Women’s Long Jump, Erin Anderson Women’s Pole Vault
2:00 p.m. – Women’s Shot Put
2:30 p.m. – Men’s Long Jump
3:00 p.m. – Men’s Pole Vault
3:30 p.m. – Men’s Shot Put
4:00 p.m. – Women’s Triple Jump
5:30 p.m. – Vince Parrett Men’s Triple Jump

Track Events
Beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Women’s Mile Run
Jeff Schemmell Men’s Mile Run
Women’s 60 Meter Hurdles
Men’s 60 Meter Hurdles
Women’s 60 Meter Dash
Men’s 60 Meter Dash
Women’s 400 Meter Dash
Men’s 400 Meter Dash
Women’s 600 Yard Run
Men’s 600 Yard Run
Women’s 800 Meter Run
Bob Prince Men’s 800 Meter Run
Women’s 1000 Meter Run
Christian Smith Men’s 1000 Meter Run
Women’s 200 Meter Dash
Men’s 200 Meter Dash
Janet Haskin Women’s 3000 Meter Run
Men’s 3000 Meter Run
Women’s 4x400 Meter Relay
Men’s 4x400 Meter Relay



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