Collins Earns SBC Track Honors
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.
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.