North Texas Competes at NCAA Midwest Regional
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The North Texas track and field team competed in the first day of the NCAA Midwest Regional at Drake Stadium Friday, but a series of mishaps prevented the Mean Green from advancing anyone to the finals. North Texas was the victim
“We knew that we needed to have a very good day today in order to get people to the finals and it didn’t work out,” head coach Rick Watkins said. “I thought we would have a chance in a couple events, but for one reason or another we couldn’t pull it together.”
In the 100-meter hurdles,
“I thought Lauren ran well the first race and it is unfortunate that they had timing problems,” Watkins said. “She wasn’t able to repeat the performance when they re-ran the race and it cost her.”
The women’s 4 x 100 meter relay team which turned in a time of 45.24 earlier this season failed to qualify for the finals when it suffered a bobbled exchange between Chi Chi Echebelem and Keisha Hornsby and did not finish the race.
In the men’s 200 meter dash,
In the women’s shot put, Mean Green senior Heather Wood did not make it out of her flight when her best throw of 14.27 meters placed her seventh in her flight. Wood threw 14.72 meters in the Sun Belt Conference Championship two weeks ago to qualify for the NCAA meet.
The action will continue tomorrow when the Mean Green will try to advance four individuals and one relay team to the NCAA Championships in