AUSTIN (4/4/03) - Junior decathlete Ben Botello fell just shy of a new North Texas school record as he scored 6,595 points in the decathlon at the Texas Relays. Botello's total is the second best in school history and most points by a Mean Green decathlete since 1997. Lupe Florez also turned in a solid performance in the decathlon as he put up 5,987 points, the sixth most in school history.
On the women's side Ananka Clark just missed an NCAA regional qualifying mark in the 100 meter dash as she clocked in a season best time of 11.82, only .02 hundredths away from earning a spot in the regional meet.
The women's 4X400 relay team also had their best performance of the season as they finished with a time of 3:45.73 which is the fifth fastest time in school history. The Lady Eagles time is also just .23 away from the NCAA regional qualifying time of 3:45.50.
The Texas Relays will wrap up tomorrow with the finals in the men's and women's university divisions.