Women's Track and Field posts six NCAA Regional qualifying marks at Black and Gold Challenge
March 21, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The University of Texas Women's Track and Field team earned six NCAA regional qualifying marks at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge, Saturday afternoon.
Junior Jordyn Brown placed first and earned her first regional qualifier of the season with a 54-2 (16.51m) mark in the shot put. The All-American finished fifth in the discus (41.60m).
Freshman Amanda Van Dyke tossed a personal-best 128-07 (39.19m) in the shot put to regionally qualify.
In the 200-meter, freshman Stacey-Ann Smith posted her first regional qualifier after running a personal-best 23.70 for first place. Sophomore Chantel Malone ran a 24.01 for fourth while freshmen Judy Nwosu and Kennetra Jones crossed the line in 24.47 and 24.73 for sixth and eighth, respectively.
Nwosu also earned a regional mark with a first-place finish in the 400-meter. The freshman clocked a personal-best 54.43 for her first first-place finish of the outdoor season.
Freshman Destiny Lumas qualified for regionals after finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.67. Lumas also posted a third-place effort in the 400-meter hurdles, clocking a 1:01.34.
In other field events, senior Kelly Heinbaugh finished first in the javelin (116-06, 35.51m), freshman Victoria Lucas cleared 5-7 (1.70m) for second in the high jump, freshman Beverly Owoyele reached 16-1.25 (4.90m) in the long jump for fourth while freshman Jessica Doyle cleared 11-6.25 (3.51m) for fourth.
In the distance events, freshman Julie Amthor and junior Betzy Jimenez posted a 2-3 finish in the 800- meter run after crossing the line in 2:14.58 and 2:15.04, respectively. Freshman Mia Behm ran a 4:39.09 in the 1,500-meter for second followed by newcomer Laleh Mojtabaeezamani in third with a 4:46.40.
Texas returns to the track next weekend for the Rice Bayou Classic in Houston, Friday-Saturday, March 27-28.
TEXAS RESULTS (#-NCAA Regional Mark, !-personal best)