Throwback Thursday: Stewart Competes At NCAA Finals
Mean Green Sports Revisits Some of the Year's Biggest Highlights
It's Throwback Thursday and MeanGreenSports.com is revisiting some of the most notable moments of the 2015-16 North Texas Athletics calendar.
For this week's installment of the series, we take a look back at senior track & field student-athlete Chastity Stewart, who qualified for NCAA championships for the second time in her career.
Just two years ago, Stewart was forced to wear a walking boot throughout the 2014 season and finished 24th in the 400-meter hurdles at nationals in Eugene, but injuries took a toll on her mentally.
Fast-forward to Stewart's final season where she qualified to nationals in two events, and had that final shot at redemption at a place where it all started.
Graduate student Chastity Stewart ended her collegiate season with two 22nd place finishes in the 100-meter hurdles and the 400m hurdles at the 2016 NCAA track & field championships at Hayward Field in Oregon.
Stewart started nationals competing in the 100-meter hurdles and lined up in the third heat finishing with a time of 13.42, placing 22nd. Stewart finished with the 400m hurdles and was in the second heat coming in 22nd place with a time of 59.49.
“An outstanding season and career for an even better person in Chastity Stewart,” head coach Carl Sheffield said. “She represented herself, her family, and this university with the utmost pride. She set the standard for female track and field student-athletes to follow in the years to come.”
MeanGreensports.com Summer Throwback Thursday
July 21 - Men's Golf Earns At-Large Bid To NCAAs
July 14 - Schkade Sets Hitting Streak Record
July 7 -- Johnson Fuels Comeback Against FIU
June 30 -- NT Introduces Seth Littrell As Head Coach
June 23 -- Dillard Breaks North Texas Kills Record
June 16 - Women's Basketball Take Down Ranked Oklahoma
June 9 - Women's Soccer Winning The Conference Tournament