Talley, Relay Teams Shine At 82nd Annual Texas Relays
AUSTIN, Texas (4/4/09) Sophomore high jumper Jermaine Jamison stole the show Saturday afternoon on the final day of the Texas Relays by winning the high jump in Section B’ with a leap of 6-10.75.
Jamison tied the NCAA Regional Mark he set in the outdoor season opener at TCU.
However, Jamison wasn’t done. He later performed in the Section A’ field with some of the nation’s best jumpers and tied the school-record held by Toby Edwards with a mark of 7-00.50, good enough for sixth place. Edwards, who performed in his first meet of the outdoor season, finished 14th with a mark of 6-06.75.
“Just a terrific day for Jermaine,” North Texas head coach Rick Watkins said. “That seven foot mark has been a big barrier for him and he finally overcame that and tied the school record. Hopefully Toby can come back and regain the record and they can just keep on pushing each other.”
North Texas also got a fourth place finish from freshman Keyth Talley in the 100-meter dash in a time of 10.37. On Friday Talley set an NCAA Regional Mark in the 100-meter dash with a finish of 10.45.
Both the men’s and women’s 4X400-meter relay teams improved upon their times the previous day as they finished third and fourth respectively in the Invitationals. Justin Flowers, Montrell Pyron, Reggie Hayter and Talley finished in a time of 3:12.05.
The women’s relay team consisting of Shayla Hart, Ciara Smith, Alysha Adams and Chrystal Mitchell improved their time by over two second from Friday (3:39.33).
The Mean Green will next be in action on Apr. 9 when they travel to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Invitational.