COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (4/10/04)- North Texas freshman Ryan Hill had an NCAA Regional qualifying mark in the high jump at 5-8 at the Texas A&M Invitational. Hill becomes the first female athlete for North Texas this season to qualify for the regional.
"She looked really good today and she's been having some good workouts leading up to this," said North Texas head coach Rick Watkins. "We are extremely please for her and it's really impressive for a freshman to qualify for the NCAA's'.
Hill's mark was also the best of the season in the Sun Belt Conference.
The meet was cancelled midway through because of rain but before the storms hit North Texas had some impressive marks. In the 100-meter dash Osaze Aghedo put up a season best time at 11.95 and Rhonda Williams had a time of 12.04. The 4x100 relays team had a season-best time of 46.62 and Erika Washington had a season-best time of 2:19.11 in the 800-meter run.
In the field events Tiffanie Jordan had the third best jump of the season in the Sun Belt in the triple jump at 38-5.50.
On the men's side the 4x100 relay team had a season-best time of 41.58. Senior sprinter David Turner had a time of 48.45 in the 400-meter dash and Derek Logan had a season-best time of 10.65 in the 100-meter dash.
North Texas returns to action on April 17 at the Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Tex.