UNT Track and Field breaking records early in the season

Updated: Feb 18

Lauryn McCollum

The UNT Track and Field team are off to a good start to their spring season, comprised of both indoor and outdoor competition. With only 3 indoor meets under their belt, the Mean Green has scooped up numerous school records and meet titles. Short sprinter Aneesa Scott opened up her season with a meet record and set a North Texas school record of 23.64 in the 200-meter dash, placing her 1st in Conference USA. Scott didn’t stop there, setting yet another school record in her second meet of the season, this time in the 400-meter dash. Her time of 53.86 puts her in 1st place in CUSA. Hurdler, Joseph Squire, was also not shy of winning, opening his season with an outstanding performance of 7.97 in the 60m hurdles, shattering his previous school record, and placing him 4th in CUSA. Pole vaulter Bailey Ashmore returned healthy and hungry this season, opening up with a new school record, clearing the bar 3.88 and placing her 2nd in CUSA. Thrower Haley Walker collected a school record of her own of 18.14 meters in the weight throw, placing her 2nd in CUSA.

The Mean Green has a long season ahead of them, but it is sure to be bright with a start like this. The team will continue training and preparing for their Conference USA Indoor Track & Field Meet February 22nd – 23rd in Birmingham, Alabama. To stay up to date with the Mean Green, follow them on twitter @meangreentrack. A copy of their schedule is also available online at meangreensports.com