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Tarleton Sports Information

DENTON - The Tarleton men’s and women’s track and field teams competeted at the North Texas Open Friday in Denton and had strong performances in a number of events.

Tarleton had 16 individuals or teams finish in the top five of their events.

In the women’s 400 meter run, Derekia Coleman finished fifth (58.63).

In the women’s 800m run, Payton Shoush came in third (2:24.34), while Lindsey Hinton came in fifth (2:30.07). Hinton was also second in the 1,500m with a time time of 4:54.96.

In the women’s 100m hurdles, Shelby Terry finished fourth overall (16.17).

In the women’s 4x400m relay, the TexAnns had two teams finish in the top five with the “A” team made up of Courtney Newsom, Jessica Ryan, Diamond Wilson and Danitra Marshall finishing second and the “B” team made up of Paige Klein, Payton Shoush, Cheyenne Brooks and Shabrina McAdams finished third.

Rachel Wolf took in second in the high jump (1.55m).

On the men’s side, Austin Griffin finished second overall in the 100m dash (10.71) while Jamal Mays followed closely behind in fourth (10.74).

In the men’s 400m, Chase Graf came in third place (49.30) and John Morin was right behind him in fourth (49.50).

In the 800m, Brian Cooper finished fourth overall with a time of 1:59.84.

In the 1500m, Chris Hearell was fourth (4:05.03).

In the men’s 4x100m relay, Tarleton’s “A” squad came in third and was composed of Travis Montgomery, Autstin Griffin, Jeff Smith and Jamal Mays.

In the men’s 4x400m relay, the “A” team also finished third and was made up of Aaron Donohue, Graf, Sherraud Roberts and Morin.

The Texans’ and TexAnns’ next competition is the UTA/Bobby Lane Invitational Saturday in Arlington.