NT Readies For Final Tune-Up Before SBC Championships


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DENTON, Texas (2/9/08) The North Texas track and field team will head back to Lubbock, Texas for the second time in less than a month when they compete in the Texas Tech Open all day Saturday at Tech's Athletic Training Center.

The Texas Tech Open will serve as the Mean Green’s final tune-up until the Sun Belt Conference Championships in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Feb. 23-24.


Earlier this season, the North Texas track and field team opened its indoor season with four first place finishes at the Texas Tech Indoor Invitational. Brandi Stanfield and Toby Edwards picked up where they left off last season. Stanfield, a junior from Austin, Texas, took first in the triple jump with a leap of 40-00.50; a foot better than her performance last season in her first meet. She also tied for first in the long jump during Friday’s field events.


Due to un-practicable weather conditions and illness, Lauren Wiggins has yet to reach her full potential so far this season; that’s the scary part. Wiggins, a junior from Carrollton, Texas set a school record and finished third in the 60-meter hurdles to lead the North Texas track and field team at the JD Martin Invitational last weekend. Her mark of 8.29 is also an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. It was the second consecutive week that Wiggins set the school record in the 60-meter hurdles. Wiggins was honored as Sun Belt Women’s Track Athlete of the Week for her efforts.



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