Lubbock, TX (2/05/05) - The field events anchored the Mean Green track and field team at the Wes Kittley Invitational in Lubbock, Texas.
Sophomore Heath Smith set new season highs in both the weight throw and the shot put. Smith’s weight throw of 11.72-meters earned him a top 10 finish, and in the shot put, Smith took sixth place with a toss of 14.68.
Jessica Henderson, who set a school record two weeks ago in the weight throw, finished third in Lubbock. The senior’s throw of 14.75-meters is just short of her record setting toss of 15.10 at the OU Indoor Classic.
Sophomore Mark Lee recorded the first high jump of the season for the Mean Green men’s team. Lee’s leap of 2.07-meters put him into a tie for second place.
Led by junior Ciji Brooks, the women’s 55-meter hurdles team took 3 of the top 5 spots. Brooks finished second with a time of 8.31. Junior Jahnisha Warren finished third with a time of 8.39 and freshman Brandi Sneed finished in 8.53 and took fifth place.
Senior Justin Kauffman ran the season’s fastest mile run of the season. Kauffman finished the mile run in a time of 4:24.02 in fourth place.
The Mean Green track team will be back in action at the Tyson Invitational on February 11 in Fayetteville, Ark.