Carter's two victories lead Women's Track and Field at North Texas Spring Classic
DENTON, Texas -- University of Texas junior Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas) captured the shot put and the discus to lead the Longhorns Saturday at the North Texas Spring Classic at UNT's Fouts Field.
Carter claimed the shot put with a NCAA regional-qualifying mark of 54-0.50 (16.47m). She added a win in the discus with a personal-best toss of 171-8 (52.33m). Senior Ychlindria Spears (Luling, Texas) was victorious in the long jump with a wind-aided mark of 19-10.25 (6.05m). The mark surpassed the NCAA regional-qualifying standard but does not count as a NCAA regional mark due to the wind measurement of 4.5 meters per second.
Freshman Larkin Geyer (Austin, Texas) picked up her first outdoor victory as a Longhorn as she claimed the 3000-meter steeplechase in 12:05.88. Sophomore Ashley Laughlin (Marble Falls, Texas) captured the pole vault with a clearance of 12-5.50 (3.80m).
Freshmen Katara Rosby (Baton Rouge, La.) and Kira Robinson (Denver, Colo.) added a pair of personal bests for second-place finishes. Rosby clocked 2:10.90 in the 800 meters, while Robinson clocked a wind-aided 13.94 in the 100-meter hurdles.
Texas returns to action next Saturday, April 22 as it hosts the Longhorn Invitational in Austin.
North Texas Spring Classic - Denton, Texas