Prospective Student-Athlete Information - Track and Field
We are excited about your interest in the University of North Texas and Mean Green men's and women's track teams.
In 2016-17, the men's team placed ninth and the women's team finished ninth at the 2017 C-USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The women's team was led by Freshman of the Year Kristyn Archuleta, who won javelin with a school-record throw of 49.39 meters. Classmate Breanna Eckels placed second in the long jump and senior James Coleman took third in the 3000-meter steeplechase.
Six track and field athletes qualified for NCAA West Preliminaries in James Cole, Collin Heard, Javier Lopez-Ibarra, James Coleman, Breanna Eckels, and Kristyn Archuleta. Susannah Lynch, Coleman, Lopez-Ibarra were named to the C-USA All-Academic team.
Quick Hits On North Texas
During the 2016-17 school year, the Mean Green soccer team won its third-straight Conference USA regular-season conference championship and the football team played in the Heart of Dallas Bowl for the second time in the last four years. Individually, 48 Mean Green athletes were named all-conference and five were named all-region.
Nine competitors advanced to the NCAA post-season play with three golfers competing in the NCAA Regionals, and six track and field athletes advancing to the NCAA West Preliminaries. Maria Kononova ended the tennis season ranked No. 78 in the country, which is the highest ranking for a Mean Green tennis player in school history.The future looks bright at North Texas with two freshman receiving conference specialty awards and five newcomers being named to all-freshman teams this past season.
The Track and Field Coaching Staff
Please note that, per NCAA rules, coaches can only respond via e-mail to juniors (after September 1) and seniors in high school. Coaches must mail responses to freshmen and sophomores, per NCAA rules. You can call any North Texas coach, but they cannot return your phone call unless you are a senior in high school.
Fouts Field became the home of the University of North Texas football and track teams in 1951. Originally built to seat 20,000 fans, the structure was expanded by adding 10,000 seats in the end zones prior to the 1994 season. The track was surfaced in 2005, and both teams moved into new facilities during the 2005-06 school year. These facilities include locker rooms and coaching offices.
Mean Green Compliance
What every prospective student-athlete should know about the recruiting process.
Academic Athletic Services
In the Fall of 2005, the academic and compliance staff relocated to the Mean Green Village. Located on Bonnie Brae, the new Student-Athlete Development Center is three times the size of the former academic center. The Center serves as the cornerstone of the Mean Green Village and is only a short walk from the surrounding sports facilities.
Admissions Process and Deadlines
Link to the University of North Texas undergraduate web site containing admissions requirements and deadlines.