AUSTIN, Texas - Steven White became the first member of Mean Green track & field to become a Texas Relays Champion since 1981 on Saturday at the Mike A. Myers Track Stadium in Austin, Texas.
White bettered his preliminary time, recording a 50.53 heat, taking first overall in the 400-meter hurdles. The junior broke his own school record set on Thursday, when he qualified with the best overall time of 50.75 seconds.
His previous best broke the oldest school record in program history, taking down the time of 50.98 set in 1952. His time of 50.53 seconds was good enough to register a "B" cut for the Olympic Trials and is third in the NCAA and the fifth best time in the world to date.
Senior Sara Dietz nabbed the top overall time in the Sun Belt Conference in the 1,500-meter run when she finished 8th overall in 4:30.48. Teammate Jo Adams took 10th in 4:32.67, which is good enough for second in the conference.
Mean Green track & field will be back in action on Saturday, April 7, when it hosts it's only home meet of the year. The North Texas Spring Classic will take place at Fouts Field.