MONTERREY, MEXICO -- Diligent work is still a strong thread in the Aggie fabric even while the Texas A&M track and field squad enjoys a spring break trip, which includes participating in a two-day meet hosted by Monterrey Tech at Estadio Tecnologico.
In the women’s 4 x 100 relay the Aggie foursome of Porscha Lucas, Tresha Henry, Katie Baker and Simone Facey broke the school record with a winning time of 44.15 to hold back a second A&M unit that was runner-up in 44.48, the third fastest time in Aggie history.
Running on the second unit, which challenged to winning A&M crew through each of the three exchanges, were Sandy Wooten, Elizabeth Adeoti, Khrystal Carter and Rachel Foster.
The previous school record of 44.34 was set last year during the Texas Relays with a squad that included Clora Williams, Henry, Baker and Foster.
In a meet which features Texas A&M and Brigham Young University among a field of Mexican universities, the Aggies enjoyed many winning efforts across the board.
Khrystal Carter captured gold in the 100 (11.77), just ahead of teammate Porscha Lucas (11.78) as they pair ran into a -1.0 headwind. During the prelims the freshman pair scared the A&M school record of 11.51 set twice in 1999 by Natalie Young. Lucas recorded a time of 11.58 while Carter posted an 11.61.
Claiming victories on a cool, overcast day were Michelle Inocencio in the javelin (171-8 / 52.32), Antenshia Lindsey in the discus (152-1 / 46.37), Ana Coutina in the 400 (56.37), and Jennifer Williams in the 100 hurdles (13.72).
Attaining victories on the men’s side were Richard Adu-Bobie in the 100 (10.55), Cade Liverman in the 110 hurdles (14.29) and from A.C. Robinson in the 400 with a near PR of 46.36, which was just off his career best of 46.19.
Action in the meet continues Saturday morning at 7 a.m. with the 10,000 meters and is completed by 1 p.m. with the 4 x 400 relays.