Talley Sets Career-Best Time At Junior USA Championships

EUGENE, Oregon (6/26/09) In his first attempt to earn a trip to the World Championships North Texas freshman sprinter Keyth Talley finished third in the 100-meter dash by setting a career-best time of 10.28 at the 2009 USA Junior Track & Field Championships.

“Keyth did what you want to do and that’s finish strong,” North Texas track and field head coach Rick Watkins said. ”This is going to give him a lot of confidence for tomorrow and even into next season. Just being in that environment and taking everything in is a great experience for him.”

The mark was just short of qualifying for the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships at the end of July as the top two finishers earn guarantee births. However, Talley’s time gives him a good shot to earn a trip as a relay runner. He finished only behind Auburn’s Marcus Rowland (10.02) and Mississippi State’s Dangelo Cherry (10.07).

Talley advanced to the finals after finishing fifth in the prelims with a qualifying-time of 10.41. He will have another opportunity tomorrow when he competes in the 200-meter dash at 11:40 a.m.

Another North Texas freshman, Sara Dietz, will represent North Texas tomorrow afternoon in the 800-meter run.

To check out more information and to check the latest results click here.

EUGENE, Oregon (6/26/09) In his first attempt to earn a trip to the World Championships North Texas freshman sprinter Keyth Talley finished third in the 100-meter dash by setting a career-best time of 10.28. “Keyth did what you want to do and that’s finish strong,” North Texas track and field head coach Rick Watkins said. ”This is going to give him a lot of confidence for tomorrow and even into next season. Just being in that environment and taking everything in is a great experience for him.” The mark was just short of qualifying for the 2009 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships at the end of July as the top two finishers earn guarantee births. However, Talley’s time gives him a good shot to earn a trip as a relay runner. He finished only behind Auburn’s Marcus Rowland (10.02) and Mississippi State’s Dangelo Cherry (10.07). Talley advanced to the finals after finishing fifth in the prelims with a qualifying-time of 10.41. He will have another opportunity tomorrow when he competes in the 200-meter dash at 11:40 a.m. Another North Texas freshman, Sara Dietz, will represent North Texas tomorrow afternoon in the 800-meter run. To check out more information and to check the latest results click here.


 

 

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