Day One Recap
DAY TWO: Razorback Invitational
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (1/26/08) After an overall quiet first day on Friday, Lauren Wiggins helped the Mean Green end the Razorback Invitational in grand style Saturday afternoon.
Wiggins, a junior from Carrollton, Texas, set a school record and finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.46. The time was a mere one-hundredth of a second faster than the previous school record that she set in 2006 at the Iowa State Classic. Wiggins missed the provisional qualifying mark of 8.43 by a fraction of a second.
“She (Wiggins) has been so successful because she expects the best every time she steps on the track,” head coach Rick Watkins said of Wiggins. “She did really well. There will only be about 20 people in the country that run a faster time this year than what she ran today.”
Wiggins followed her record-setting performance in the hurdles by posting the fastest time by a North Texas runner in the 60-meter dash. Wiggins ran a 7.62 in the prelims and then a 7.64 to take fourth in the consolation round.
Brandi Stanfield was the other North Texas women’s runner to tally a top five finish in her respective event. Stanfield, the reigning indoor conference champion in the triple jump, tallied a leap of 40-09.50 to place fourth for the Mean Green in the triple jump.
Reggie Hayter led the way for the Mean Green men on the second and final day of the invite. Hayter, competing in only his second collegiate meet, finished 10th in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.12.
“We ran a little better today than yesterday,” Watkins said. “I think overall we took a step forward."