MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (2/27/10)
- North Texas Sophomore Keyth Talley broke two school records, two Sun Belt Championship records and set two NCAA provisional marks on the first day at the Sun Belt Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday.
Talley, who held the top times in the conference coming into the meet, bested himself and put some distance between him and his opponents in both of his events.
In the 55-meter dash, Taley took down the 32-year old record held by Ed Simon with a 6.20 seconds sprint.
Day One Full Results
The second to last race of the night saw Talley sprint 200-meters in 20.98 seconds, which bested his own school record and is now the fastest time run by any male athlete in Sun Belt History.
While Talley had a successful day, so did the rest of the Mean Green Track & Field team.
North Texas sits in prime position as it advanced 19 to the finals tomorrow afternoon.
In the women's 200-meter dash, four of the nine runners in the final will be representing the Mean Green. Junior Alysha Adams led the way with a time of 24.43, followed closely by senior Brittany Blaylock (24.44), junior Missy Barnes (24.85) and junior Brittani Simmons (25.11).
The women's 55-meter hurdles will see three members of North Texas track in the finals as Blaylock tied the school record with a time of 7.01 seconds with her teammates Barnes (7.02) and Simmons (7.04) right on her heels.
The men's open high-jump was the first event to score points on the men's side as Jordan Wehr cleared a height of 1.99 meters. The jump was good enough for third in the conference.
Wehr also sits in first with three events to go in the men's heptathlon, 60 points ahead of where he was when he broke the school record earlier this season.
The women's open high jump had two freshman score big. Suzy Prikryl finished in a tie for second while Haley Thompson ended up in fifth, although both girls cleared 1.63 meters.
The distance medley relay wrapped up day one from the Murphy Center. The North Texas team of Sara Dietz, Roshunda Pierson, Monica Dunn and Ingrid Mollenkompf claimed bronze with a time of '12:13.79.
The Sun Belt Indoor Track & Field Championships wrap-up tomorrow afternoon at the Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn.