Track & Field Closes Out Second Day At Arkansas

Talley, Smith Highlight Day One At Tyson Invite 

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (2/14/09) With the Sun Belt Conference Championships only two weeks away, the North Texas track continued to make strides with a few more positive results Saturday afternoon at the Tyson Invitational.

Although North Texas did not place high on the second day in the few events they did participate in, head coach Rick Watkins was pleased with the two-day event.

The highest finish from the Mean Green on Saturday came from sophomore Jordan Wehr, who finished seventh in the pole vault competition with a measure of 15-09.25. Both the men’s and women’s 4X400 relay teams had season-best times, with the men finishing 10th (3:17.25) and the women placing 11th (3:46.11). 

“Overall this was a good weekend for us,” Watkins said. “We took another step as we head down the stretch. Today we only had a few events but yesterday we saw several positive signs. We’re headed in the right direction.”

Brittani Simmons had a personal-best in the 200-meters with a time of 24.61, finishing 25th. Ryan Varner also had a solid showing in the 200m by finishing 24th in a time of 21.86, the second best time in the men’s 200m this season.

North Texas has one final meet next week at the Sooner Indoor (Feb. 21) before the SBC Championships Feb. 28-Mar. 1.




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