DENTON, Texas (1/24/13) - North Texas sprinter Clint Collins was named the Sun Belt Conference Track Athlete of the Week for his performance at the JD Martin Invitational last Saturday.
Collins nabbed a first-place finish in the men's 200-meter dash as well as a third-place finish in the 60-meter dash. In the 60-meter dash, Collins qualified fifth with a time of 7.02 and improved by .09 seconds (6.93) in the finals to take third place. Collins went on to win the 200-meter dash in a school season-best time of 21.78.
"It felt very rewarding," Collins said. "I worked really hard this offseason and I feel that some of that work is paying off. And it's motivating because it's the first one of the year and the season has just started. It's a good motivating tool to make me work harder."
Collins is currently in 29th-place on the NCAA Division I Indoor Qualifying List with a converted 200-meter time of 21.40.
North Texas track & field will be back in action on Friday when it heads south to the Howie Ryan Invitational & Multi's at the Yeoman Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Houston.