Eddie Wilcox Setting The Bar Into Texas Relays

March 29, 2016

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DENTON -- In one of the biggest stages in track & field, North Texas senior high jumper Eddie Wilcox has already set the bar and is looking for more success at the Texas Relays in Austin March 30-April 2 this week.

Wilcox, who set a career-best mark of 2.17 meters in the high jump at the Conference USA indoor championships last month, is hoping to showcase his talent on the national stage.

"This is one of the biggest relay competitions in the country and the biggest in Texas," head coach Carl Sheffield said. "Texas Relays provides a tremendous platform for us to showcase our program and our best athletes. Unfortunately it's so early in the season and we're just getting our legs back from the indoor competition season. Nonetheless, it is a great opportunity for our athletes to compete against the best competition in the country."

The 89th annual Texas Relays will take place at Mike A. Myers Stadium and will draw its biggest field yet with over 7,500 athletes from around the country and around the world. A total of 32 states and 20 countries will be represented this weekend in Austin.

"This may be the final Texas Relays for our senior class: Tori Clark, Nadiyah El-Amin, Maggie Escobar, Mona Landry, Ngozi Nweke, Chastity Stewart, Rhenique Williams, Connor Bey, James Coleman, Alex Hita, Bryce McAndrew, Caleb Pryor, Kedron Sowells, Troy Taylor and Eddie Wilcox," added Sheffield. "We want to see them start their last outdoor collegiate season with a bang."

The men's distance medley relay team (McAndrew, Bey, Hita and Taylor) will have a chance to compete with some of the nation's best Friday night live on the Longhorn Network at approximately 7:30 p.m. central time.

Taylor and McAndrew will be competing in the Mile Run live on the Longhorn network Saturday, April 2 at 3:35 p.m.

Longhorn Network Broadcast Schedule (all times Central)
• Wednesday, March 30: 8-9:30 p.m. (tape delay of multi-events)
• Thursday, March 31: 4:30-6 p.m. (tape delay of multi-events); 6-8 p.m. (live)
• Friday, April 1: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 7-9 p.m. (live)
• Saturday, April 2: 1:30-5:30 p.m. (live)

89th Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
100-meter dash
Junior Collin Heard
Senior Kedron Sowells
Senior Nadiyah El-Amin
Senior Mona Landry

100-meter hurdles
Sophomore Chelsea Crayton
Senior Chastity Stewart

110-meter hurdles
Sophomore Tevaun Scallion

400-meter hurdles
Sophomore Lafiel Smith

3,000-meter steeplechase
Senior James Coleman

4x100-meter relay
Sowells, freshman James Cole, junior Dominique Drayden, Heard
Alternate: freshman Justin Joe

Stewart, El-Amin, sophomore Katyiah Carter, Landry
Alternate: sophomore Siara Obasuyi

4x400-meter relay
Senior Connor Bey, senior Caleb Pryor, freshman Chukwuma Ekweani, junior Jamison Justice
Alternate: Heard

4x800-meter relay
Senior Alexander Hita, freshman Kyle Maloney, sophomore Zach Kirkland, freshman Michael Johnson
Alternate: Coleman

Sophomore Susannah Lynch, freshman Baylee Nelson, sophomore Victoria Junious, sophomore Christina Moralez
Alternates: senior Magdalena Escobar, senior Susie Kemper

Sprint Medley relay
Heard, Cole, Pryor, Kirkland
Alternate: Johnson

El-Amin, freshman Kennedy Knight, senior Rhenique Williams, Lynch
Alternate: Nelson

Distance Medley relay
Senior Bryce McAndrew, Bey, Hita, senior Troy Taylor
Alternate: Kirkland

Moralez, Williams, Lynch, Kemper
Alternate: Escobar



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