Day One Recap
DAY TWO: SBC Outdoor Track & Field Championships
DENTON, Texas (5/10/08) The University of North Texas track and field team posted a season-best seven regional qualifying marks during day two of the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Fouts Field.
North Texas has now qualified for the NCAA Midwest Region meet in nine different events. The Mean Green women are in sixth place overall with 30 points, while the North Texas men are seventh.
Alysha Adams had a career day for the Mean Green. Adams finished the two-day heptathlon in third with 4,597 points; the fourth most in school history. Adams followed that up less than five hours later with the top qualifying time in the 100-meter hurdles with a mark of 13.64.
North Texas tallied 16 qualifying marks for Sunday’s finals of the SBC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, including three in the women’s 100-meter dash. Rachael Runnels, Lauren Wiggins and Keisha Hornsby all posted new regional qualifying marks to get into Sunday’s finals. Runnels, a senior from Forney, Texas, won her heat with a time of 11.68. Wiggins and Hornsby clocked in at 11.73 and 11.74 respectively.
The North Texas men picked up a big boost in the 400-meter dash. Ryan Varner, Darnell Greig and Montrell Pyron all qualified for the finals. The Mean Green are the only team to have at least three men running tomorrow.
Varner will also compete for North Texas in the 200-meter dash. Varner, a junior from Comstock, Texas, won his heat with a regionally qualifying mark of 21.10.
The third and final day of the Sun Belt Outdoor Track and Field Championships will begin tomorrow at noon with the finals of the men’s hammer throw. The finals of all running events will begin at 6 p.m. The North Texas ticket office will open at 5 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults and $6 for youth.