LIVE BLOG: Day Two Of The SBC Track Championships

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  SBC Outdoor Track & Field Medalists

 Men's Standings

 Women's Standings

   1) Arkansas State - 44  1) Western Kentucky - 53
 Sun Belt Conference Champion  2) Middle Tennessee - 43  2) Middle Tennessee - 46
   3) Western Kentucky - 42  3) Troy - 39
 Silver  4) ULM - 31  4) ULM - 33

 Alysha Adams (Heptathlon) 

 5) Troy - 24  5) Florida Int'l - 31
 Shelley Hollingsworth (Pole Vault)  6) UALR - 20  6) North Texas - 30
   7) North Texas - 13  7) Arkansas State - 28
 Bronze  8) South Alabama - 10  8) South Alabama - 26
   9) UL-Lafayette - 7

 9) Florida Atlantic - 15.50 

 

10) UALR - 5.50 

   

11) UL-Lafayette - 5 



9 p.m.
Ryan Varner becomes the fourth Mean Green athlete to post a new regional qualifying mark. Varner, a junior from Comstock, Texas, won his heat with a season-best time of 21.10. Just two more events remaining tonight; the men's and women's 3,000-meter steeplechase.

8:45 p.m.
Ciara Smith and Rachael Runnels punch their ticket to the finals of the 200-meter dash. Smith equaled a season-best winning her heat with a time of 24.24. Runnels, a senior from Forney, finished seventh with a time of 24.21.

8:25 p.m.
Racquel Hudson and Adam Thiel both qualified for Sunday's finals of the 400-meter hurdles. Hudson finished fourth on the women's side, while Thiel clocked in at 54.48 for sixth place.

8 p.m.
Temitayo Harriman, who finished second in the 800 during the SBC Indoor Championships, earned a spot in the finals by edging out teammate Reggie Hayter during the fourth heat of the 800-meter run. Harriman finished second during the 2007 SBC Outdoor Championships.

7:30 p.m.
Byron Washington improved on his previous regional qualifying mark clocking in at 10.51 during his preliminary heat of the 100-meter dash. Washington will be the Mean Green's lone representative in tomorrow's finals.

7:15 p.m.
Rachael Runnels, Lauren Wiggins and Keisha Hornsby all posted regional qualifying marks in the 100-meter dash. All three are new regional marks and will run in Sunday's finals.

7 p.m.
Montrell Pyron joins Varner and Greig in tomorrow's finals of the 400-meter dash. North Texas is the only school to have three men in the finals.

6:55 p.m.
North Texas men have the same prelim success as the women as Ryan Varner and Darnell Greig both win their heats to qualify for tomorrow's finals. The fourth and final heat of the 400-meter dash is just about to begin.

6:50 p.m.
The North Texas women had two athletes qualify for the 400-meter dash finals. Ciara Smith won her heat with a regional qualifying time of 54.34. Junior Shayla Hart took the eighth and final qualifying spot with a time of 55.67 

6:20 p.m.
We've just received an explanation on what happened to Lauren Wiggins. Wiggins, who was running in lane 8, was disqualified for her trail leg not going over the hurdle. That is a tough break for the North Texas women's team who were expecting major points from Wiggins.

6:10 p.m.
In a shocking turn-around, Lauren Wiggins was disqualified following what appeared to be the top prelim time. We're still trying to get a little more detail of what happen. Alysha Adams had the top qualifying time of 13.64.

5:35 p.m.
We're less than 30 minutes away from the beginning of the running prelims.  Please be reminded that you can follow all of the action by tuning into the FREE webcast of the SBC Outdoor Track Championships. Click on the link at the top of the page to cathc all the action.

4:15 p.m.
After two days and ten events, the men's decathlon is over. The Mean Green's Andrew Turner finished fifth overall with 6447 points; the fifth most points in North Texas history. Josh Papagno finished sixth behind Turner to pick up three points for the Mean Green men.

4:05 p.m.
NT shot puter Stacy Orakpo made the cut for the women's shot put finals. Orakpo is seventh headed into the finals to begin in about five minutes.

3:55 p.m.
The tenth and final event of the men's decathlon just got underway. Andrew Turner needs to have a good performance to move up the leader board.

3:30 p.m.
The ninth event of the men's decathlon, the javelin, was just completed. Josh Papagno led North Texas with a fifth place finish with a toss of 142-08. Andrew Turner finished sixth, while Jordan Wehr placed eighth. The second flight of the men's long jump is getting ready to start. NT freshman Jermaine Jamison will jump sixth for the Mean Green in the flight. The 2007 SBC Outdoor Champion in the long jump, O'Darrien Bassett, is also in the flight.

3 p.m.
We're now just minutes away from the start of the men's long jump and women's shot put. Please be reminded that you can follow all of the action by tuning into the FREE webcast of the SBC Outdoor Track Championships. Click on the link at the top of the page to cathc all the action.

2:55 p.m.
In the long jump finals, Brandi Stanfield didn't improve on her mark of 19-00. The junior from Austin misses out on a medal and takes sixth place overall. 

2:20 p.m.
The University of North Texas took first and third in the decathlon pole vault. Josh Papagno cleared 15-07.00 for first, while Jordan Wehr earned third clearing 13-11.25. Andrew Turner has dropped to fourth place; 56 points out of the medal stand.

2:15 p.m.
Brandi Stanfield was one of the nine jumpers to earn a trip to the long jump finals. All nine competitors are jumping as we speak. Stayed tuned for further updates.

1:15 p.m.
After running through on her first attempt, Brandi Stanfield recorded 5.78m and 5.79m on her second and third attempt. Stanfield is currently second in her flight. The top nine make it to the finals. Stanfield will most likely be one of those nine so she'll have three more attempts to improve on her mark.

1 p.m.
The first flight of the long jump is complete. Brandi Stanfield is now warming up and will jump in about 10 minutes. Stanfield is seeking her first outdoor conference long jump title. She is the three-time triple jump champ.

12:25 p.m.
Things are beginning to pick up here at Fouts Field. We're less than five minutes away from the beginning of the women's long jump. Brandi Stanfield of North Texas currently has the best mark in the Sun Belt with a leap of 20-04.25. Stanfield will compete in the second of three flights.

12:15 p.m.
It's official. Alysha Adams DOES earn a trip to the medal stand with a third place overall finish in the heptathlon with 4597 points. It is the fourth best point total in school history. Not bad considering this is Adams' first ever time to compete in the heptathlon. 

12:10 p.m.
Alysha Adams just picked up a huge third place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:31.94. We'll have to wait a few minutes to see if Adams was able to sneak back into the top three. It's going to be close.

11:55 p.m.
Results from the women's javelin in the hepthalon are in. Alysha Adams placed seventh with a toss of 81-04. Adams has currently fallen to fourth place with 3928 total points; seven points behind the third place competitor Dominque McAdoo of ULM.

11:45 p.m.
Update on the heptathlon and decathlon. The men are currently on their first height of the pole vault, while the women just completed the javelin. We'll have the women's results as soon as they become available.

11:05 a.m.
Andrew "Steady Eddy" Turner does it again. Turner placed third in the discus with a mark of 108-02. Josh Papagno and Jordan Wehr both finished sixth and seventh respectively. Turner is now 29 points from the second place athlete Isaac Combs.

10:35 a.m.
Odd scene: The parking lot is full, but Fouts is empty. That's probably because of graduation taking place across the street at the Super Pit. Back to action at Fouts. The heptathletes just finished the long jump. The Mean Green's Kelli Johnson placed seventh with a leap of 5.23, while Alysha Adams finished 10th. All of the action is now taking place outside of Fouts Field with the men's discus and women's javelin.

10 a.m.
Kelli Johnson just recorded a leap of 5.06 meters. Johnson, who got her start as a long/triple jumper, was in seventh overall heading into today's events.

9:40 a.m.
The fifth event of the heptathlon, the long jump, is just getting started. NT freshman Alysha Adams, who sits in second place overall, currently has the second-longest jump with 4.83 meters. It's early, but Adams is in a good position to make a run at a heptathlon title.

9:20 a.m.
We're off and running, literally. Today will be alot busier than yesterday, so we will try to get you as updated as possible. We just completed the sixth event of the men's decathlon, the 110-meter hurdles. The Mean Green's Andrew continues to inch closer to the leaders. Turner,a junior from Carrollton, Texas, finished third in the hurdles to move within 116 points of second place. The next event for the men will be the discus.

 


 

 

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