2008 81st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays notes: Day four
High School Boys Distance Medley -- Southlake Carroll claimed its first title in the distance medley by dominating the field and shattering the Texas Relays record of 10:11.98 that was set by Klein in 2003.
The winning time of 10:02.97 also takes over the national lead for 2008, bettering the previous best of 10:14.2 set by Flower Mound.
Women University 400 Hurdles -- Sandra Iwunze sets a collegiate leading time for the 2008 with her winning time of 57.73. Itís the first ever win for Texas Tech in this event and is a personal best for Iwunze, a sophomore who is from Houston Westbury.
Men University 400 Hurdles -- Jeshua Anderson takes over the collegiate lead from Texas A&Mís Nick Robinson with his winning time of 49.68. Robinson, who led the NCAA list with a 50.58 set a PR of 50.01 in second place. The time by Anderson is second on the 2008 U.S. list behind a 49.39 set by LaRon Bennett.
Anderson, who established a career best mark, is the second hurdler from Washington State to win a Texas Relays title in the 400 hurdles. Back in 2003, Eric Dudley won in 49.70.
Men University 4 x 200 -- Baylor wins its first 4 x 200 title at the Texas Relays since 1995.
Women University 4 x 200 -- Texas A&M women record its first-ever win in a relay event at the Texas Relays, defeating LSU, 1:33.46 to 1:33.58. LSU has claimed six wins in this event at the Relays. The correct running order for the Aggies was Jessica Beard, Khrystal Carter, Katie Baker and Allison George.
Women University Distance Medley -- Texas Tech defends their 2007 title with a Texas Relays record of 11:01.17, bettering the previous mark of 11:10.06 set in 2004 by Mississippi State.
Men University Distance Medley -- LSU claims its first ever title in this event at the Texas Relays. The Tigers anchor leg, John Kosgei, passed the Texas anchor, Kyle Miller, with 300 meters remaining and pulled away for the victory. The Longhorns had won this event the past two years.
Men University 4 x 100 Relay -- LSU wins the sprint relay for the fifth consecutive year at the Texas Relays with a collegiate-leading time of 38.74 over Texas A&Mís 38.90. Itís the second fastest time in the world this season and the quickest of the Tigers recent five straight victories.
Women University 4 x 100 Relay -- Texas A&M women claim their first 4 x 100 Texas Relays title. They set a school record with a 42.97 clocking, the current collegiate-leading time for 2008.
Men Univerity Javelin -- USCís Corey White establishes a collegiate leading mark for 2008 with a winning distance of 256-10 (78.29) in the javelin.
Women 4 x 100 Invitational -- USA Red sets the current world-leading time of 42.25, which betters the Myers Stadium record and Texas Relays meet record of 42.28.
Team members, with the colleges they competed, include Muna Lee (LSU), Torri Edwards (USC), Carmelita Jeter (Cal State Dominguez) and Sanya Richards (Texas).
Men 4 x 100 Invitational -- USA Blue sets a world leading mark for 2008, surpassing the 38.74 run by LSU in a previous race at the Texas Relays. The relay was anchored by Tyson Gay, the current 100-meter World Champion.
Women University Triple Jump -- Florida Stateís Kimberly Williams, the 2008 NCAA Indoor runner-up, sets a collegiate best with a wind-legal mark of 43-10 (13.36) in her series. Under all-conditions, Williams also set a 2008 collegiate best with her winning distance of 46-11 Ĺ (14.31).
Women University 100 Hurdles -- Nickiesha Wilson of LSU runs the third fastest collegiate time and fourth fastest time in the world this season with a 12.85. Teammate Jessica Ohanaja won last yearís race. It marks the ninth win by an LSU athlete in this event.
Men University 110 Hurdles -- Drew Brunson of Florida State runs the second fastest collegiate time and fourth fastest time in the world for 2008. Brunson won the NCAA Indoor title in the 60 hurdles last month.
Men Invitational 110 Hurdles -- Aries Merritt, who competed at Tennessee, records the third-fastest time in the world this season behind a 13.31 for South Carolinaís Jason Richardson and a 13.33 from David Oliver.
Girls 1,600 meters -- Chelsey Sveinsson, a freshman at Greenhill, lowers the Texas Relays meet record to 4:44.70, breaking the 4:48.16 set by Ein Bedell of Plano West in 2005.
Sveinssonís time is currently the fastest in Texas and second in the nation on the 2008 high school list, trailing only a 4:44.12 by Jordan Hasay of Mission Prep, Calif.
University High Jump -- Andra Manson, now a three-time consecutive winner in this event, ties the Myers Stadium and Texas Relays record of 7-7 ĺ (2.33), which is also held by former Longhorn Mark Boswell from 2000.
Manson takes over the world lead for the 2008 outdoor season.
Women University 100 meters -- Porscha Lucas claims the first 100 title by an Aggie female at the Texas Relays, matching her career best of 11.20 she set last week.
Women Invitational 100 meters -- The top three times in the world for the 2008 season were set with personal best marks for LSUís Kelly Ann Baptiste, 11.06; Texasí Alexandria Anderson, 11.10 and Texas A&Mís Simone Facey, 11.11.
Baptiste, who had a previous career best of 11.08, won the Texas Relays Invitational 100 in 2004 with a wind-aided time of 11.04.
Men University 100 meters -- LSUís Trinidon Holliday is the second consecutive Tiger to win the race, with former Tiger Kelly Willie winning in 2006 while last yearís race was cancelled due to weather.
Men Invitational 100 meters -- LSU enjoyed a third 100-meter victory on the day when Richard Thompson breezed to a world-leading and career best time of 10.00 in the Invitational race. Thompson breaks the Myers Stadium record of 10.06 held by Tyson Gay from 2004.
Jerry Thompson Mile -- Leonel Manzano wins his second Jerry Thompson mile, having won the title in 2005 as well. He broke the Texas Relays and Myers Stadium record of 3:59.09 set by Arkansasí Seneca Lassiter in 2000.
Womenís University Invitational 4 x 400 -- LSU lowers its collegiate-leading time to 3:29.72. It was their first 4 x 400 win since 1995.
Cleburne Price 4 x 400 -- Baylor sets a collegiate leading time of 3:02.38 in winning for the first time since 2004.
Invitational 4 x 400 Relays -- Women -- USA Red lowers the world leading time for 2008 to 3:23.49 while setting a Myers Stadium record and Texas Relays record.
The relay, with colleges they ran for, included Moushaumi Robinson (Texas), Natasha Hastings (South Carolina), Ebonie Floyd (Houston), Sanya Richards (Texas).
Invitational 4 x 400 Relays -- Men -- Waco All-Stars established a world leading time of 3:00.65.The relay consisted of Reggie Witherspoon (46.2), Sanjay Ayre (45.4), Darold Williamson (45.6) and Jeremy Wariner (43.5).