DENTON (4/26/06) The North Texas track and field team is set to host its night cap, the Jason’s Deli Mean Green Twilight on Thursday at Fouts Field.
With approximately 700 athletes slated to compete, the Mean Green Twilight will feature competitors from Baylor, Oklahoma State, SMU, Stephen F. Austin, TCU, Texas Tech and UT-Arlington, as well as several track clubs.
Admission to the meet is free, with the field events kicking off at 10:30 a.m. and running events at 6 p.m. Live results, provided by Delta Timing, will be available on MeanGreenSports.com.
The Mean Green enters the season’s final home meet on a high note, following standout field-event performances at the TCU Invitational last weekend.
Indoor All-American Brandi Stanfield once again showed her dominance in the long jump, as the freshman brought home a victory with a jump of 20-feet-8-1/2-inches, the third best leap in school history. The Austin, native put up the eighth best long jump in the country earlier this month and now owns the Sun Belt Conference’s top two jumps of the year in as many attempts.
While Stanfield has only competed in two outdoor meets this season, she has made it worth her while, putting up three NCAA Regional qualifying marks.
Newcomer Heather Wood notched the third best shot put throw in school history with a toss of 46-feet-8-1/4-inches at the TCU Invite. 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. Wood is competing in her first season for the Mean Green after transferring from Georgia.
At last year’s Mean Green Twilight, the women’s 4x100-meter relay team led the way by smashing the school record. The team of Rachael Runnels, Osaze Aghedo, Chastidy Russell and Chi Chi Echebelem finished in 45.33, qualifying the team for the NCAA Regional meet. Their time was the 12th fastest in the region last season and the best by a Sun Belt Conference team.
The men’s 4x100-meter relay finished nearly as well, running the third fastest time in school history. The team of David Schwein, Derek Logan, Brandon Irabor and Johnny Quinn finished first in 39.99, the squad’s fastest time of the season and the ninth fastest in the region.
2006 Jason’s Deli Mean Green Twilight revised schedule