NT Track Qualifies For Finals In Two Events At NCAA Regionals
NORMAN, Oklahoma (5/29/09) ? The University of North Texas track and field team qualified for the finals of the NCAA Midwest Regionals in two events during Friday's prelims at John Jacobs Field.
The men’s 4X100 relay team along with Alysha Adams (100m hurdles) both moved on to compete in Saturday’s finals.
“This is probably one of the toughest regions in the country to compete in,”
The foursome of Keyth Talley, Ryan Varner, Byron Washington and C.J. Fowler tallied a mark of 39.61 to earn a birth in Saturday’s finals. That time was good enough for second best in the prelims and moves them into the top 12 in the country.
Adams, a sophomore sprinter out of
Sophomore high jumper Jermaine Jamison finished 10th with a height of 6-08.75. Watkins still believes there might be a chance on Jamison receiving an at large bid though, depending on tomorrow’s results.
Talley, who was the Sun Belt Rookie of the Year, finished 14th in the prelims of 200-meter dash with a time of 20.96 but was a victim of tough competition.
On the women’s side junior pole-vaulter Christal Brewster placed ninth with a height of 12-06.00. Ciara Smith, who advanced to the NCAA Championships last season, did not qualify for the finals of the 400m dash after her time of 54.61.