Mean Green Track & Field Geared Up For Bobcat Classic
North Texas Sending 65 Student-Athletes To Compete
Senior Eddie Wilcox is looking for his fifth high jump title this weekend at the Bobcat Classic.
DENTON – The North Texas track and field team will take part in the final regular season meet at the Bobcast Classic hosted by Texas State Saturday, April 30 starting at 9 a.m.
The Mean Green will be competing against Michigan, South Florida, Houston, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas State among others.
A couple of events will start Friday, April 29 in the men’s javelin and the women’s discus. Senior Ngozi Nweke will compete in the discus and classmate Riley Donovan will throw on the men’s side with sophomore Kevone Kennedy.
Freshmen Javier Lopez-Ibarra and Mikaela Haynes will be throwing in the javelin event.
Senior Eddie Wilcox, coming off a first-place finish at the John Jacobs Invitational last weekend, is looking for his fifth high jump title during the outdoor season. Wilcox is currently ranked 11th in the NCAA West qualifying list in high jump at 2.17 meters (7-1.5 feet).
Senior Chastity Stewart took down a meet record in the 100-meter hurdles at the John Jacobs last weekend and was named C-USA track athlete of the week for the first time in her career. Stewart’s time of 13.24 is 12th on the NCAA West outdoor qualifying list. Stewart will compete in 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles and the 4x100-meter relay at the Bobcat Classic.
Junior Jazmine Martin will also be a part of the 4x100 meter relay team and will be participating in the triple jump hoping to improve on her PR mark of 12.77 meters set last weekend at the John Jacobs Invite.
In the distance races, senior Susie Kemper will compete in the 1500-meter run and the 800m run. Sophomore Susannah Lynch will also be running in both events (1500m, 800m) this weekend at the Bobcat Classic.
Seniors Troy Taylor, Alexnader Hita and Bryce McAndrew will be participating in the 800-meter run hoping to post personal best times.
The meet will conclude with the men’s and women’s 4x400-meter relay.