Ananka Clark Sets School Mark In Indoor 200-M

FAYETTEVILLE, AR. (2/15/03) -- Senior sprinter Ananka Clark set a new school record in the 200-meters dash and two teammates recorded personal bests to highlight the results of a limited North Texas roster that participated in the Razorback-Tyson Invitational indoor track and field meet last weekend.

Clark bettered her own school mark in the 200-M -- which she set last year -- by racing to a time of 24.68 in the event at the meet hosted  by the University of Arkansas. Her new record time eclipsed her previous record by three one-hundreds of a second which Clark set at the 2002 Sun Belt Conference indoor championships.

Clark was one one North Texas athletes to record personal bests in an event. Clark also posted a career-best time in the 60-meters dash with a time of 7.63. And on the men's side, junior sprinter David Turner turned in a personal-best time of 48.24 in the 400-meters dash and senior Manny Mallum raced to a personal best of 8.18 in the 60-meter hurdles event.

North Texas' best finish in the finals came in the women's 4 X 400 meters relay, where the team of Cherri Rowe, Chastidy Russell, Erika Washington and Candace Rowe placed second with a time of 3:48.51.

This weekend the Mean Green will participate in the Sooner Indoor meet their final indoor meet of the regular season in preparation for the 2003 Sun Belt Conference Championships on March 1-2.



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