Air Force Has Strong Second Day at Texas Relays

March 30, 2012

Complete Results

AUSTIN, Texas - The men's 4x400-meter relay team clocked the 10th-fastest time in Academy history on Friday, March 30, as the Air Force track and field team concluded the second day of competition at the prestigious Texas Relays in Austin, Texas.

The quarter of senior Manny Smith, junior Anthony Delgado, freshman Jake Spuller and sophomore Michael Craig clocked a time of 3:11.13 to finish ninth in the relay. They are just the second squad to enter the program's top-10 list for that event since 2002.

Joining junior Uzor Udensi, Craig, Delgado and Spuller also competed in the 4x100-meter relay, clocking a season-best time of 41.65 to finish 20th. In addition, Udensi, Craig and Smith competed in the sprint medley relay with freshman Siotame Latu, clocking a time of 3:29.26 to finish 12th.

Sophomore Kassie Gurnell picked up the Falcons' best individual event finish of the day, using a season-best distance of 40'6¾" to place fourth in the triple jump. Senior Paige Blackburn placed sixth in the javelin throw (154'2") and seventh in the discus throw (166'10"), while classmates Kimber Shealy and Kyle Schwochow accounted for season-best marks to finish eighth in the pole vault (12'7½") and shot put (50'10"), respectively.

Freshman Kobi Rex matched his season-best clearance of 6'8¾" in the men's high jump to finish 11th, while sophomore Regan Rogers cleared a season-best 5'5" to place 16th in the women's event.

The 4x400-meter relay team of senior Emily Cotharn, junior Bethany Gross, senior Rachel Thomas and sophomore Heather Shepard wrapped up the day for Air Force with a season-best time of 3:57.51.

Air Force concludes action at the 85th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays tomorrow (March 31).