Women's Track and Field 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays bring home titles at Drake Relays
April 25, 2009
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The University of Texas Women's Track and Field team brought home three titles from the 100th running of the Drake Relays, as the 4x100 and 4x400m relays took first along with sophomore Chantel Malone's winning long jump. The Longhorns battled through temperatures in the upper 40s along with gusting winds and rain on the final day of the meet.
The 4x100-meter relay clocked a 44.33 to win race by six-tenths of a second and regionally qualify for NCAAs. The Longhorns quartet of freshmen Stacey-Ann Smith, LaKeidra Stewart, Angele Cooper and senior Alexandria Anderson posted their second-fastest time of the season.
Anderson and Smith returned to the track with freshman Judy Nwosu and Malone to win the 4x400m relay in 3:35.08. The Horns' NCAA RQ time was almost a full two seconds faster than second-place Louisiana Tech's time of 3:36.55.
Sophomore Chantel Malone won her first long jump event of the season with an NCAA regional mark of 20-0.5 (6.11m). Malone, who currently has the ninth-best jump in the nation this season, recorded the winning mark on her first attempt.
Up next for the Longhorns is the Texas Invitational, held at Mike. A. Myers Stadium on Saturday, May 2.
TEXAS RESULTS (#-NCAA Regional Qualifier, !-personal best)
HEAD COACH BEV KEARNEY