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Mean Green track and field runners highlight Texas Tech, Iowa State meets

Mean Green track and field runners highlight Texas Tech, Iowa State meets

Mean Green track and field runners highlight Texas Tech, Iowa State meets
February 16
22:04 2014

Texas Tech Open

Akshay Mirchandani // Staff Writer

Sophomore Charlotte Wilson won first place in the women’s 3000-meter run, highlighting the Mean Green track and field team’s meet at the Texas Tech Open Friday afternoon in Lubbock.

In the women’s one-mile run, three athletes placed in the top 10 with the sophomore trio of Magdalena Escobar, Kylee Kittrell and Yvette Hernandez finishing fifth, seventh and eighth respectively.

Senior Sarah Korn and sophomore Madison Northcutt finished tied for fourth in the women’s pole vault, while sophomore Mona Landry finished fourth in the long jump.

For the men, junior Austin Yaeger and sophomore Bryce McAndrew finished second and third in the men’s 800-meter run. Sophomore Derek Richard placed second in the pole vault, while sophomore Kedron Sowells finished third in the 200-meter dash.

Iowa State Classic

Saad Yousuf // Intern Writer

For the Mean Green track and field team, senior Josephine Adams highlighted the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa this past weekend.

Adams broke the UNT record in the one-mile run with a 4:38.83 time that got her seventh place out of 37 participants. The new record is 11 seconds short of the previous time, which was also set by Adams last season.

In the 200-meter dash, sophomore Ashley Henry finished ninth overall out of 35 athletes and second in her heat with a time of 24.66 seconds. Junior Nadiyah El-Amin finished 12th with a time of 24.80 seconds and Savoie placed 22nd with a 25.29 seconds time.

For the men’s 200-meter dash, freshman Collin Heard finished eighth overall out of 31 runners with a time of 21.77 seconds. In the 400-meter dash, senior Clinton Collins placed third out of 13 with a time of 47.39 seconds.

In the women’s 60-meter hurdles, junior Chastity Stewart finished second with a time 8.52 seconds.

As a team, UNT finished third out of 10 teams in the 4×400 meter relay with a total time of 3:13.55.

The Mean Green will now prepare for the Conference USA Indoor Championships, which begin Feb. 28 in Birmingham, Ala.

Feature photo: Sophomore Madison Northcutt  of women’s pole vault team at Fouts Field on April 6, 2013. Photo Courtesy of Rick Yeatts 

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