Men's Track Sits Second After Day One
JONESBORO, Ark. - North Texas track field completed the first day of the Sun Belt Indoor Championships in great position Sunday night at the Convocation Center on the campus of Arkansas State. The Mean Green men's team currently sits in second place,
JONESBORO, Ark. - North Texas track & field completed the first day of the Sun Belt Indoor Championships in great position Sunday night at the Convocation Center on the campus of Arkansas State.
The Mean Green men's team currently sits in second place, just two points behind the Red Wolves of Arkansas State who have 43 points.
Three long jumpers started the day out for North Texas when they finished the event third, fifth and sixth respectively.
Freshman Terrance Williams took second place in the event with a jump of 7.28 meters as fellow freshman Eddie Lanier cleared 7.21 meters for fifth and senior Eron Phillips leapt the same 7.21 meters for sixth.
Also scoring for the men on the first day of competition was Jordan Wehr and Jermaine Jamison.
Wehr grabbed second place in the open pole vault when he cleared the bar at 4.90 meters. The senior also sits in second place through four events in the heptathlon with his two strongest events remaining.
Jamison secured a second place as well, but his came in the high jump with a jump of 2.02 meters.
The women also scored points in the high jump, with sophomore Haley Thompson nabbing fourth place and newcomer Shahaf Bareni securing a sixth place finish.
The Mean Green advanced had 15 times good enough to advance to the finals in their respective events with Alysha Adams leading the way, qualifying in three events.
Adams, who came in with the second fastest time in the SBC for the 55-meter hurdles, tied a Sun Belt Championship record when she crossed the finish line in 7.72 seconds. The senior also qualified in the 55 and 200-meter dash.
Ciara Smith was another North Texas athlete to qualify in two different events as she ran the fastest preliminary time in the 400-meter dash and finished in the qualifiers in the 200.
Freshman Clinton Collins had a great evening, also qualifying in the 200 and 400-meter dash.
Joining Collins in two races on Monday will be Justin Flowers, who will be running the 55-meter dash and the 200.
The Mean Green will conclude the Sun Belt Indoor Championships on Monday at the Convocation Center.