Fort Worth, Texas (4/22/06) Led by All-American Brandi Stanfield, the North Texas track team once again showed its dominance in the field events at the TCU Invitational.
The freshman brought home a victory in the long jump with the third best leap in school history. Stanfield’s jump of 20-feet-8-1/2-inches is two inches short of her season long, but is still the 13th best in the nation this season.
The Austin, native already holds the seventh best long jump in the country and now owns the Sun Belt Conference’s top two jumps of the year in as many attempts.
The Mean Green shot putters also seized the day, collecting second and fourth place at the TCU’s Lowdon Track Complex. Newcomer Heather Wood notched the third best throw in school history with a toss of 46-feet-8-1/4-inches. Like Stanfield, the junior also owns the top two marks in the Sun Belt this season, as well as four of the top seven in school history.
Ciji Brooks took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 42-feet-11-3/4-inches.
Stephanie Womack equaled her school pole vault record for a second straight meet. The freshman, who has now cleared 10-feet-11-3/4-inches on consecutive Saturdays, is the fourth woman to hold the school pole vault record in the last three years.
Taking her leaps to a new level, Ryan Hill notched a season best high jump of 5-feet-7-inches. The junior’s jump ties for the third best in the conference, which, along with Deidra Wesley, gives the Mean Green two of the top four high jumpers in the Sun Belt this season.
North Texas doesn’t have much of a break before they host the Jason’s Deli Mean Green Twilight on Thursday April 27th at Fouts Field. Field events kick off at 1 p.m. followed by the running events at 6 p.m.