DENTON (2/7/04)- North Texas true freshman Desiree Hill broke her own school record in the pole vault with a jump of 11-1.75 at the Houston Indoor Invitational. Hill’s mark is the third best in the Sun Belt Conference this season and breaks the old school record of 10-11.75 that she set during the first meet of the season at Texas Tech.
”It was a good day today. We had several good things happen today but we still have a lot to work on but today was another step forward for us,” said North Texas head coach Rick Watkins.
In other women’s action Sophomore Deidra Wesley placed third in the high jump at 5-6 and Dagmar Salazar was also third in the 5,000-meters with a time of 18:11.56. Salazar’s time in the 5,000-meters is the best of the season in the Sun Belt Conference. Jessica Schmidt placed seventh in the mile run with a time of 5:10.65.
On the men’s side junior Jarrod Stone had the best jump of the season in the Sun Belt at 6-8.75. Sprinter David Turner was sixth in the 400-meters with a time of 49.38, his best of the season.
The 4x400 relay team of David Turner, Arthur Cox, Dereck Logan, and Andre Douglars had a time of 3:18.04, the second best time in the conference this season.
North Texas will take the next week off before their final regular season meet of the indoor season before the conference championship.