Women's Track & Field strong in 400m at Auburn Indoor Meet
Jan. 21, 2012
AUBURN, Ala. -- In the second meet of the season, Texas competed among a field that included four other top 10 teams and came out with strong performances at the Auburn Indoor Meet Saturday.
"I thought we had a really good meet," said head coach Beverly Kearney. "It was our first time under direct pressure and was shaky at first but we built momentum as we went along. We know where we need to improve and see where we are as a team. Even with our mistakes we are not far off from the best teams in the country."
The top event of the day for UT was the 400m run as four runners placed in the top 10 and three among the top five. Stacey-Ann Smith won the race with a time of 54.32. Briana Nelson and Kendra Chambers were third and fourth respectively while Alicia Peterson claimed eighth.
In the 4x400m relay, UT held the No. 2 and 3 spots in the standings. Peterson, Chambers, Smith and Nelson were second with a time of 3:35.17. Udoh, Goodman, Peter and Danielle Dowie teamed up for third with a time of 3:41.12.
The Longhorns finished third and fourth in the high jump with Shanay Briscoe and Victoria Lucas each recording heights of 1.77m (5-09.75). Beverly Owoyele and Peterson tied for eighth with a height of 1.72m (5-07.75). In the long jump, A'Lexus Brannon finished fourth with a leap of 5.98m (19-07.50).
In the distance events, Julie Amthor was the top finisher in the mile, placing fourth overall with a time of 4:49.44. Marielle Hall and Sara Sutherland were back-to-back in the 3000m with Hall running a 9:22.93 for fourth place and Sutherland finishing in fifth with a time of 9:25.56.
Amanda Van Dyke led all throwers, ending up fourth in the shot put with a throw of 15.19m (49-10.00).
Next weekend the Longhorns will compete at the Houston Invitational, a two-day meet Jan. 27-28.