Track Heads To SBC Outdoor Championships
DENTON, Texas - Mean Green track and field heads to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track Field Championships Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15 at the Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Complex on the campus of Middle Tennessee
DENTON, Texas - Mean Green track and field heads to Murfreesboro, Tenn., for the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15 at the Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Complex on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.
The North Texas men's team was picked to finish second by the SBC coaches by mere points to three-time defending champions, Western Kentucky.
Senior Justin Flowers leads the Mean Green sprinters with three top-five rankings in the conference. He currently sits third in the 400 meter dash (47.52), fourth in the 200 (21.12) and fifth in the 100 (10.54).
Three other members of the men's team sit in the top-ten rankings in both the 200 and 400 events alongside Flowers.
North Texas also sits second in the 4x100 relay and first in the 4x400 relay on the men's side.
The long jump represents the strongest field event for the Mean Green men; with freshman Terrance Williams holding down the top spot with a jump of 7.61 meters, while fellow freshman Eddie Lanier sits second (7.54) and senior Eron Phillips is currently sixth.
Senior Jordan Wehr also leads the SBC in the pole vault, having cleared the bar at 5.05 meters.
The women are led by hurdler Alysha Adams. Adams, who was named the top-meet scorer and Most Outstanding track Athlete at last years' championship, currently leads the conference and sits at No. 4 in the NCAA West Region in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.08 seconds.
She also enters the meet with the fourth fastest time in both the 100 (11.65) and 200 (23.89) in the conference.
North Texas has three girls in the women's pole vault top ten as well. Senior Christal Brewster holds down the No. 3 spot, while freshmen Sarah Vann and Sarah Korn sit sixth and ninth respectively.
The Mean Green is looking to capture its first SBC Outdoor championship since the girls won in 2003.
An updated schedule and live results will be available through the Sun Belt Conference at SunBeltSports.org.