John Jacobs Invitational Next For Track & Field

DENTON, Texas - North Texas track & field heads to Norman, Okla., on Saturday for the John Jacobs Invitational which is hosted by the University of Oklahoma.

The Mean Green is coming off of a strong showing at the 84th annual Texas Relays and is looking to carry that momentum on.

Senior Alysha Adams, who currently sits first in the conference and fourth in the NCAA West in the 100-meter hurdles, will be running only two events on Saturday, the 100-meter dash and the 4x400 meter relay.

Adams top time in the 100-meter dash this season is currently 11.65 seconds, which is .04 seconds off the team and conference lead.

Freshman Terrance Williams will be attempting the triple jump for the first time this outdoor season.  Williams, who has been North Texas' best long jumper, currently holds the seventh longest jump in the NCAA West at 7.61 meters or 24'11.75".

While most of the team is heading to Oklahoma, two Mean Green distance runners headed west this week to the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.

Patrick Strong and Ingrid Mollenkopf started off the event, which is hosted Mt. San Antonio College, running career best times in the 10,000 meter run on Thursday night. Mollenkopf broke her own school record by more than a minute, crossing the line in sixth place in 36:20.00. Strong recorded the second fastest time in school history during his eight place finish with a time of 30:08.11.

Both times are good enough to lead the Sun Belt Conference and Strong's time is currently No. 26 on the NCAA West descending order list.

Results for the John Jacobs Invitational can be found HERE.



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