Mean Green Track And Field Set For Arlington
DENTON, Texas (3/26/09) ? The North Texas track and field team will head south to Arlington to compete in the 33rd Bobby Lane Invitational Friday and Saturday at Maverick Stadium.
DENTON, Texas (3/26/09) The North Texas track and field team will head south to Arlington to compete in the 33rd Bobby Lane Invitational Friday and Saturday at Maverick Stadium.
The Mean Green is coming off an impressive outdoor season opener in which three athletes (Jermaine Jamison, Brock Stickler, Keyth Talley) set NCAA regional qualifying times/marks.
Jamison, a sophomore high jumper, was awarded the Sun Belt Conference Men's Field Performer of the Week with his first-place 6-10.75 leap in Fort Worth. It was the second time in his career that he has received the award and he became the fifth different track athlete this season to be honored.
Talley, along with freshman Terry McGill, qualified for the 2009 AT&T USA Outdoor Junior Championships with their performances in the 200-meters and 110-meter hurdles respectively. Talley set an NCAA regional qualifying mark with a 21.18 finish in the 200-meters and became the first Mean Green sprinter to reach the junior championships since current assistant coach Sammy Dabbs did so in 1999.
McGill placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles and will be joining Talley in Eugene, Oregon in late June after his 14.63 performance. The last North Texas hurdler to reach the junior championships was Derek Logan in 2002.
Competition begins Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the hammer throw. The rest of the meet will pick up on Saturday at 9 a.m., beginning with the pole vault.