Track Team Heads West For Texas Tech Invitational
DENTON, Texas (4/8/09) ? Only five days after putting up impressive times and marks at the Texas Relays, the North Texas track and field team will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Invitational.
Texas Tech Notes
DENTON, Texas (4/8/09) Only five days after putting up impressive times and marks at the Texas Relays, the North Texas track and field team will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Lubbock for the Texas Tech Invitational.
The Mean Green went up against some top notch competition last weekend in Austin and they did not disappoint. Sophomore high jumper Jermaine Jamison had the best performance of his short career by winning the Section B’ field with a leap of 6-10.75. He later set a personal-best mark in the Section A’ competition when he jumped 7-00.50, tying the school record currently held by Toby Edwards.
Jamison, along with freshman sprinter Keyth Talley, was named Sun Belt Conference Performers of the Week. Talley finished fourth in the 100-meter dash with an NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 10.37, tops in the Sun Belt.
Both the men’s 4X100 and women’s 4X400 relay teams also set NCAA Regional qualifying marks and will try and better those in the gusty winds of Lubbock.
North Texas enters the meet with a handful of athletes nationally ranked. Talley is currently ranked 10th in the country in the 100-meter dash with his time of 10.37. He also stands 25th in the 200-meter dash (21.18).
Jamison’s jump at the Texas Relays was good enough for 18th best in the country. The men’s 4X100 relay team moved to 16th with their 40.10 time in Austin and senior thrower Brock Stickler has the 37th ranked throw in the discus at 52.31.
The women’s 4X400 relay team (Shayla Hart, Ciara Smith, Alysha Adams, Chrystal Mitchell) also moved into 18th place with their 3:39.33 time at the Texas Relays.
Live results will be available at http://www.spato.us/ttu/2009/.