IRVING -- A successful showing at the Texas Relays earned Texas A&M the outstanding team honor this past weekend and a victory in the University 100 for Gabby Mayo, as well as anchoring the Aggie 4 x 100 to a collegiate leading time of 42.91, earned the sophomore sprinter female Athlete of the Week honors in the Big 12 Conference.
Mayo established a career best time of 11.13 seconds to claim the
University 100 title over a very strong field of sprinters. The sprint
finals in Austin produced the six fastest times in the world, and nine
of the top 11 marks, so far in the 2009 outdoor season.
For the third consecutive week during the outdoor track and field season an Aggie has been chosen for the Big 12 Athlete of the Week honor. Chris Dykes (March 24) and Porscha Lucas (March 31) were previous recipients.
Mayo, who is currently No. 3 in the world in the 100 meters, improves to
the No. 3 performer with the No. 4 performance on the Texas A&M all-time list. She only trails the 10.95 school record set by Simone Facey last season as well as 11.11 clocking by Facey at the 2008 Texas Relays and the 11.12 runner-up set by Lucas in the 2009 Invitational 100 at the Texas Relays.
In the 4 x 100 relay the A&M crew of Khrystal Carter, Lucas, Allison
George and Mayo sped to a season best 42.91 clocking as runner-up to a professional relay squad which included Olympian Marshevet Hooker on the anchor leg. The time by the Aggies is the No. 4 mark on the A&M all-time list.
The Aggies won the University 4 x 100 relay title at the 2008 Texas
Relays with a then-school record of 42.97 and went on to produce times of 42.69 at the Penn Relays and 42.88 for a second consecutive Big 12 title. Then A&M defended its 2007 NCAA Championship with a school record 42.59 victory in Des Moines, Iowa.