Mean Green Throwers Shine At TCU Invitational
North Texas Came Away With Five Podium Finishes
FORT WORTH - The North Texas track & field teams completed its first outdoor meet, highlighted by four podium finishes from the throwers group, Saturday at the TCU Invitational.
The Mean Green set a bunch of personal best marks and earned five podium finishes in the first outdoor meet of the season.
"It was a great start for our throws group and relay teams," head coach Carl Sheffield said. "Glad to see our young throwers improve upon their personal bests at the very first meet. "The men's 4x100 relay team opened faster that they ran all of last season."
On Friday, freshman Linnea Larsson-Huusko finished third in the hammer throw with a personal best mark of 50.23 meters (164-09 feet), four best in school history.
Junior Kevone Kennedy placed second in the discus with a personal best throw of 52.70 meters (172-11 feet). Freshman Karl Sralla finished fifth with a throw of 50.18 meters (164-07 feet).
On the final day, freshman Kristyn Archuleta came in third in the javelin with a personal best throw of 45.43 meters (149 feet), second best in school history.
Sophomore Javier Lopez-Ibarra made his outdoor debut with a first-place with a personal best throw of 60.29 meters (197-10 feet), fifth best in school history.
In the women's 4x100-meter relay, North Texas finished sixth as Bria Williams, Breanna Eckels, Jahyda Dixon and Jazmine Martin clocked in at 47.06. The men's team finished fourth as Derrick Samuels, James Cole, Alford Tribble, and Collin Heard touched in at 40.67.
Martin finished third in the triple jump at 11.94 meters.
In the final event, North Texas finished eighth in the 4x400-meter relay as Artesha Richardson, Martin, Williams, and Chelsea Crayton clocked in at 3:56.50. The men's team came in fifth as Jamison Justice, James Cole, Tevaun Scallion, and Adam Hasan finished with a time of 3:18.12.
-5 podium finishes (top three)
-Kennedy finished fifth in the hammer throw with a personal best of 53.50 meters
-Sralla came in 15th in the hammer throw at 43.05 meters
-Sophomore Nicole Auker finished seventh in the high jump at 1.58 meters
-Sophomore Blake Skoog came in ninth in pole vault with a personal best of 3.47 meters
-Freshman Jaida Johnson made her North Texas debut in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.51
North Texas will stay in Texas and head to the UTA Invitational on Saturday, March 25.