Mean Green Twilight - Schedule
DENTON, Texas (4/23/08) The North Texas track and field team will play host to the Mean Green Twilight Invitational Thursday at Fouts Field. It is the second time in three weeks the Mean Green has hosted an outdoor meet.
This will be the fourth annual Mean Green Twilight. Last season was the only year North Texas hasn’t hosted the twilight meet since 2004. The Mean Green will be looking to add to the 15 athletes that have already qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regionals.
Florida International, Abilene Christian, Dallas Baptist, Angelo State, Tarleton, TCU, TAMU Commerce and Southeastern Louisiana will all be represented at the meet.
“We’ve really been improving every week,” said head track and field coach Rick Watkins. “This will be the first time that we’ve gone against Florida International outside of the conference championships, so that will be a good test to see where we’re at heading into the SBC Championships.”
Last time out, North Texas posted six regionally qualifying marks and recorded two school records at the ninth annual TCU Invitational last week in Fort Worth. Toby Edwards and Alana Tyler became the newest North Texas track athletes to punch their ticket to the regional meet. Edwards, a junior from Athens, Texas, finished first in the high jump with his season-best height of 6-10.75. It is the second consecutive season that Edwards has qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regionals.
Tyler, a junior from Dallas, regionally qualified and broke her own school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 178-04; nearly 10 inches further than the previous school record that Tyler broke last season. With the toss, Tyler’s mark currently ranks second best in the Sun Belt this season.
The hammer throw will get the Mean Green Twilight started at 10 a.m., with the other field events scheduled to follow throughout the day. The women’s 4X100-meter relay will kick off the running events at 5 p.m.