AUSTIN -- Texas A&M women’s 4 x 100 relay squad set a world leading mark in winning with a time of 43.40 seconds at the Texas Invitational on Saturday.
Meanwhile, three Aggies recorded double victories on the day. The trio included Lindsey Adams (100h, 400h), Khrystal Carter (100, 200) and Dominique Stafford (100, 200).
In all Texas A&M posted 12 victories in its first outdoor meet of the season and had the best collegiate finish in four other events at Myers Stadium.
Three-fourths of the women’s 4 x 100 unit that won the NCAA Championship in the event during 2007 ran the first three legs in Austin. The group of Elizabeth Adeoti, Porscha Lucas and Simone Facey were on last year’s squad while Allison George ran the anchor leg this time in place of Tresha Henry.
The mark ranks as the No. 3 team and performance on the Aggie all-time list. It only trails the 43.05 A&M ran to win the NCAA title and the 43.29 posted to win the Midwest Regional last season.
Finishing in second in the 4 x 100 relay with a time of 44.44 was a second group of Aggies. The foursome included Sandy Wooten, Gabby Mayo, Khrystal Carter and Ashika Charan. Their time ranks as the No. 7 team on the A&M all-time list.
Lindsey Adams posted her pair of victories in the hurdles, winning the 100 hurdles in 13.35 and claiming the 400 hurdles in 1:01.22. Her time in the 100 hurdles is a career best, lowering her previous best of 13.60. She moved to No. 6 on the A&M all-time list equal to the mark Tresha Henry ran last season in the NCAA Championships.
Finishing behind Adams in the same section of the 100 hurdles was Whitney Holmes (13.62) in third place and Jennifer Williams (13.76) in fourth place.
A 1-2-3 sweep in the 100 had Khrystal Carter winning in 11.54 seconds with Allison George (11.58) and Elizabeth Adeoti (11.64) in tow. Carter also led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 200 as she ran 24.18 into a 2.3 headwind with Sandy Wooten (24.32) and Gabby Mayo (24.37) taking second and third.
The men produced a 1-2 finish in the 100 with Dominique Stafford winning in 10.47 while Brandon Lowe posted a 10.74. Stafford enjoyed a second victory as the claimed the 200 in 21.40 with Bryan Miller finishing third in 21.63 while Brandon Lowe placed fourth in 21.83.
Jessica Wingfield paced a 1-2-3-4 sweep in the javelin for the Aggies, winning with a distance of 162-0 (49.37). She surpassed the regional qualifying mark as did Hillary Pustka (158-5), Laura Asmikas (158-3) and Emalie Humphreys (151-02).
Wingfield holds a personal best of 164-0 in the event to rank No. 7 in the event on the A&M all-time list. In setting career best marks Pustka and Asimakis joined Wingfield on the all-time list at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.
In the men’s triple jump another 1-2-3-4 Aggie effort was led by Zuheir Sharif, who won with a mark of 51-8.25 (15.75). Tyron Stewart produced a leap of 50-10.25 (15.50) for runner-up while Terry Dike placed third (49-6.5) and Melvin Echard finished fourth (49-4.25).
The women’s triple jump also featured a 1-2-3-4 sweep with Ashika Charan leading the pack with a leap of 42-6.25 (12.96). Yasmine Regis followed with a 41-10 (12.75) for second as Angela Thomas finished third (41-3) and Ashley McCarty placed fourth (40-6.25).
The men’s 4 x 100 relay won in a time of 39.66 with the quartet of Richard Adu-Bobie, Brandon Lowe, Dominique Stafford and Cade Liverman. The fastest time of the 2007 season for A&M was a 39.49. A second Aggie foursome placed third in 41.65 with Zuheir Sharif, Tyron Stewart, Trinity Otto and Julian Reid.
Kevin Ondrasek posted a win in the 800 as he ran down Logan Gonzales of Texas in the final 80 meters to cross the line in a personal best of 1:51.69. Also finishing strong was A&M’s Wes Caceras, who moved into second place over the final 10 meters and recorded a personal best of 1:53.39.
A time of 3:10.13 won the men’s 4 x 400 for the Aggies, competing with a foursome of Morquise Cleveland, Kyle Dykhuizen, Cade Liverman and Bryan Miller.
The women’s relay ran a time of 3:38.16 to post the top collegiate time in the meet. They ran a foursome of Katie Baker, Sandy Wooten, Jennifer Williams and Allison George. An unattached crew won in 3:37.69 and consisted of Tresha Henry, Clora Williams, Daphne Fitzpatrick and Muna Lee.