Women's Track and Field earns four provisional marks at Big 12-SEC-Conference USA Challenge
Feb. 13, 2010
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The University of Texas Women's Track and Field team picked up four NCAA provisional marks Saturday afternoon at the Big 12-SEC-Conference USA Challenge held at Texas A&M University.
Redshirt junior Betzy Jimenez posted the fourth-fastest mile in school history with her second-place and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:44.95. The mark was a personal-best for Jimenez and was her second NCAA mark of the year. Sophomore Mia Behm also blazed to a sub-five minute mile with her personal-best time of 4:54.38 for sixth place.
Freshman pole vaulter Natasha Masterson also further etched her name into the UT record books as she cleared 13-5.75 (4.11m) for the second-highest height reached by a Longhorn. Masterson's second-place clearance was her second NCAA provisional height of the season and was just half a foot shorter than her personal-best and school record tying height of 13-6.25 (4.12m). Sophomore Jessica Doyle also scored in the event with her season-best mark of 12-6.75 (3.82m) for sixth.
Junior Chantel Malone took first in the 400m with her personal-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 54.27. Senior Jordyn Brown also earned an individual victory with her first-place throw of 50-10 (15.49m) in the shot put. It was Brown's third victory of the year and fourth NCAA provisional mark.
Texas' distance-medley relay of Julie Amthor, Judy Nwosu, Jena Cuellar and Mia Behm finished in a season-best 11:51.59 for second place. A trio of UT distance runners set PRs in the 800m as well in Amthor (2:13.69), Cuellar (2:15.12) and freshman Katie Hoaldridge (2:16.19).
In the high jump, sophomore Victoria Lucas recorded a season-best height of 5-8 (1.73m) for third place.
Next up for the Longhorns is the 2010 Big 12 Indoor Championships on Feb. 26-27 held at the Leid Recreation-Athletic Facility on the campus of Iowa State.
POST MEET QUOTES
Distance Medley Relay
60m hurdles prelims