Women's Track and Field hits six NCAA Region marks at Texas Twilight
AUSTIN, Texas -- The seventh-ranked Texas women's track and field team used the final home meet of the 2007 campaign to its advantage, registering six NCAA Region marks and winning three individual events at the Texas Twilight on Saturday, April 21 at the Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium.
Sophomore Alexandria Anderson (Chicago, Ill.) ran 52.88 seconds to take second overall. The mark is her fastest time since running 52.63 as a senior in high school. Anderson is tied for first in the nation in the 100 and second in the nation in the 200, adds a third top 15 national time to her resume. Anderson also finished in fifth-place with a long jump mark of 19-0.75 (5.81m).
Senior Chauntae Bayne (Saginaw, Texas) was second in the 200-meter dash, running a season-best 23.22. She improves her NCAA regional qualifying time of 23.47 and moves into the top 12 in the nation this year.
Senior Michelle Carter (Ovilla, Texas) hit a season-best 54-1.75 (16.50m) in taking second in the shot put. She met the NCAA region standard for the second consecutive meet. Fellow thrower Jordyn Brown (Mesquite, Texas) took third in the shot put in a personal best distance of 48-3.25 (14.71m), after finishing second in her first hammer throw with a distance of 155-8 (47.45m) to take second place.
Carter also competed in the discus, tossing 151-1 (46.06m) for fourth place. Brown took seventh behind a heave of 130-11 (39.90m).
Sophomore Destinee Hooker (San Antonio, Texas) repeated her Texas Relays' winning performance, taking the Texas Twilight title and regionally qualifying in the high jump for the fourth time this year. She cleared 5-10.75 (1.80m) in her final home track meet of the season.
Sophomore Kira Robinson (Denver, Colo.) improved her NCAA regional time in the 100-meter hurdles, clocking 13.65 seconds and taking second place.
Junior Ashley Laughlin (Marble Falls, Texas) took the Texas Twilight pole vault championship, clearing 11-11.75 (3.65m). Rice's Rachel Greff equaled her height but Laughlin prevailed in the jumpoff. Fellow vaulter Anne Phillips (Fort Worth, Texas) finished in fourth with a height of 10-11.75 (3.35m).
Junior Temeka Kincy (Indianapolis, Ind.) won the 800-meter in 2:10.27. Freshman Devon Williams (Parksville, Md.) was second in 2:10.33, ahead of sophomore Katara Rosby (Baton Rouge, La.) who clocked 2:11.62. Sophomore Janine Davis (Elizabeth, N.J.) was eighth in 2:17.09.
Running her final distance event on her home track, senior Landra Stewardson (Detroit, Texas) went out with a stellar, second-place performance in the 3,000-meter run in a season-best time of 10:02.84. Freshman Asia Myrland (Verona, Wisc.) finished in third place in 10:13.56.
The Longhorns compete at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., and Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, from Thursday, April 26 to Saturday, April 28.
2007 Texas Twilight Results
200-meter dash (NCAA Reg.: 23.96)
3,000-meter steeplechase (NCAA Reg.: 10:50.25)
100-meter Hurdles (NCAA Reg.: 13.92)
High Jump (NCAA Reg.: 1.75m)
Long Jump (NCAA Reg.: 6.00m)
Shot Put (NCAA Reg.: 14.30m)
Hammer (NCAA Reg.: 54.15m)
Discus (NCAA Reg.: 47.30m)