DENTON, Texas (5/6/10)
- North Texas track & field plays host to the Sun Belt Conference Championships Friday morning through Sunday night as it looks to grab its first conference title since 2003.
Heading into the conference championship, the Mean Green sit atop the rest of the conference in six different events and are in second in 10 others.
Senior sprinter Brittany Blaylock recorded then fastest 100 meter dash time in the conference during the outdoor regular season, finishing in 11.69 seconds. She edged out fellow teammates Missy Barnes (11.71) and Brittani Simmons (11.76) for the top spot.
Alysha Adams has a top ten conference time in three different events, including the fastest 100-hurdles outdoors at 13.41 seconds. The junior also sits sixth in the 100 meter dash (11.81) and sixth in the 200 meter dash (24.25).
The men's side is starting to look bright as numerous sprinters are back on the track after extended absences.
Sophomore Keyth Talley ran his for the first time since April 1st last weekend at the Texas Invitational, registering the seventh fastest time in the NCAA West Region in the 200-meter dash with a 20.82 second effort. That mark is good for second in the Sun Belt as well.
Decathlete Jordan Wehr is also in familiar territory. After a first place finish in the decathlon at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships, Wehr sits atop the regular season Sun Belt Standings for the decathlon with the 6,664 points he earned during the event at the Texas Relays.
In all, the Mean Green occupies 47 slots on the Sun Belt Conference Individual Performance List and is in prime position to challenge the conference's best for the outdoor titles.