Mean Green Heads To Austin With Sights Set On NCAA Championships
DENTON, Texas - Fifteen North Texas Track & Field athletes head to Austin, Texas, this weekend for the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus on the University of Texas, May 27-29
Alysha Adams, Brittany Blaylock and Keyth Talley lead the way for the Mean Green with three events each.
"The goal of this weekend's trip is to just get to nationals," head coach Rick Watkins said. "We want our athletes to do whatever they have to do to get to Eugene and show the nation what North Texas Track is all about."
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Adams, the Sun Belt Conference's Most Outstanding Track Performer, will be competing in the 100 meter dash, 100 meter hurdles, where she ranks ninth in the NCAA West, and the 4 x 100 meter relay.
Talley, who finished 13th in the nation during the indoor season in the 55 meter dash, will be running in the 100 meter and 200 meter dash races as well as the 4 x 400 meter relay. The sophomore currently holds the 16th fastest time in the NCAA West in the 200 meter.
Blaylock will be trying to advance in the 100 meter and 200 meter dash races as well as the 4 x 100 meter relay.
In order to advance from the First Round heat in most races, the athlete must be in the top three of their heat or having one of the next six fastest times. To advance to the Semifinal in Eugene, they then must either be in the top three of their heat, or have one of the next three fastest times.
North Texas has advanced athletes to the NCAA National Championships for five straight years, with the men's 4 x 100 meter relay and Jordan Wehr advancing in 2009.
Live Results will be provided for the meet by the University of Texas and can be accessed by clicking the link above.
The NCAA will also be streaming video of the competition all three days. That link is also above.
The NCAA National Championships are scheduled to take place June 9-12 in Eugene, Ore., for those that advance from the two preliminary sites.