Texas-Ex and current Minnesota Vikings DE Brian Robison returned to the Texas Relays to win the B section of the discus. He posted a mark of 174-0. Robison will come back on Saturday to throw in the A section of the shot put.
CSU-Northridge junior Reindell Cole competed in his third Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays this weekend, and came away with this third title in the men's long jump. This victory provided its own unique challenge, though, as overcast skies and gusty winds toiled with competitors all of Friday.
"I actually had to back my mark up about a foot-and-a-half to adjust for the wind," Cole said.
Cole said his goal for this meet was to go at least eight meters, but he ended up winning with a 7.75 mark. He claimed the 2008 title with a jump of 7.94, and won at 7.86 meters last year.
"I'll accept (7.75) because this is my third time winning," Cole said. "It's a great experience. This meet is like the preview for nationals, because you know whoever is going to be at nationals will pretty much be here."
UTEP's Blessing Okagbare won the women's long jump, and made history in the process. Her leap of 22-7 set a new facility record at Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium, and also established a new meet record.
Okagbare beat Marshevet Hooker's record jump of 21-10 during the 2005 Texas Relays.
Okagbare also holds the best mark in the nation so far this year.
Brittani Carter of LSU won the women's high jump, clearing 6-0.50. Even though she narrowly missed on a PR-attempt, Carter was thrilled with the outcome.
"I'm really just excited to come here and win," said Carter, a Houston native. "I really wanted to win this here."
This is the fifth time Carter has competed at Texas Relays, dating back to her high school career, and this marks her first victory.
The eighth and final heat of the men's 100 meter dash Friday morning promised to be fast from the beginning.
Trevante Rhodes of Texas, D'Angelo Cherry of Mississippi State and Keyth Talley of North Texas -- three of the four members of the 4x100-meter relay team that won gold at the 2009 Pan Am Junior Championships -- were toeing the line.
Luther Ambrose of UL-Monroe won the heat with a time of 10.22, and holds the fastest mark going into Saturday's finals.
LSU set school records in both the men's and women's sprint medley relay. The men's team posted a 3:16.01, while the women's team clocked a 3:43.98. In addition, the women's time was a Texas Relays and Myers Stadium record.