Brandi Stanfield’s homecoming performance at the Texas Relays will go down as one of the best in school history, and earned the freshman Sun Belt Conference Field Athlete of the Week honors on Wednesday.
Last weekend, the freshman recorded the nation’s third best long jump and fifith best triple jump of the year in her first collegiate outdoor attempts. The indoor All-American put up a North Texas and Sun Belt record triple jump of 44-feet-3-1/2-inches, toppling the previous conference mark by nine inches and the school record by over 2-1/2-feet.
Stanfield finished fourth, behind the country’s top three triple jump marks of 2006. The freshman was only a quarter of an inch away from the Sun Belt long jump record with her leap of 20-feet-10-1/2-inches.
Stanfield, who won Section B of the long jump, was second only to Miami’s Brenda Faluade of Section A, who landed the nation’s best jump of 2006. Stanfield’s leap is the second best in school history. The Austin, Texas native, is now qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regional meet in both events.
Stanfield and the Mean Green will be in action this Saturday at the Brooks North Texas Classic at Fouts Field. Field events begin at 9:30 a.m. and running events at 2:30 p.m.