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On the Track: ASC Track and Field Weekly Notebook
April 1, 2003

Upcoming Meets

Thursday-Saturday, April 3-5
Texas Relays (Austin, Texas): Howard Payne, McMurry

Saturday, April 5
Tarleton State Relays (Stephenville, Texas): Howard Payne, Sul Ross State
Univ. Dallas Invitational (Irving, Texas): Howard Payne, McMurry, Texas Lutheran

Friday-Saturday, April 11-12
Ole Miss Invitational (Oxford, Miss.): Mississippi College

Saturday, April 12
Bobcat Open (San Marcos, Texas): Texas Lutheran
David Noble-Angelo State Relays (San Angelo, Texas): Howard Payne, Sul Ross State

Around the Conference . . .

Several American Southwest Conference track and field teams open a busy month competing in weekend invitational meets in Texas, all looking to prepare for the conference championship meet April 24-25 in Abilene.

McMurry has three athletes listed No. 1 nationally in their event specialties. Darcell Edwards remains the top women's long jump and triple jump performer while men's team members Cody Brotherton and Ty Gerner are first in the shot put and pole vault, respectively.

A second Texas Lutheran school record fell at last weekend's Trinity University Invitational as Jessica Roderique cleared 8-0 in the pole vault.

Mississippi College freshman Matt Manning re-set the school's 5000-meeter run record for a third consecutive week, this time bettering his own mark by four seconds with a 15:40.16 timing at the University of Memphis Big Cat Invitational on Saturday (Mar. 29). Manning's school record was his second of the day as he broke the Choctaws' 1500-meter run mark with a 4:10.68 effort. The 1500-m mark was the oldest held at MC since the program moved to NCAA-III.

Tracy White ran a conference-best 15.90 in the 100-meter hurdles to finish second among Division III competitors at Saturday's Trinity University Invitational (Mar. 29). White was seventh overall in the event.

Eight women's and one men's ASC season-best performances were set at the Trinity University Invitational on Saturday (Mar. 29).

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