Track And Field Travels East For Tyson Invitational



Feb. 7, 2013


The Tulsa Golden Hurricane track and field team will travel east to Fayetteville, Ark., to take part in the Tyson Invitational hosted by the University of Arkansas on February. 8-9. This will mark TU’s final meet before the Conference USA Championship on February 23-24.


Quick Sprints:

• Freshman Bryce Robinson is tied for the nations lead in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.61 set at the Frank Sevigne Invitational last weekend in Lincoln, Neb. Robinson is ranked 38th nationally in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.32.



• Freshman John Teeters ran the third-fastest time in school history in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.86.

• The Tulsa men’s track and field team jumped up 22 spots in this week’s USTFCCCA rankings as the Hurricane checked in at 32.

Sarah Macpherson set a school record in the 1,000-meters clocking in at 2:50.74 to win the event at the Meyo Invitational.

• The Tulsa men’s distance group enjoyed a stellar cross country campaign in the fall of 2012 as the team finished seventh at the NCAA Championships and won its third straight league title.


Last Time Out (February 1-2, 2013):

Meyo Invitational

      Senior Sarah Macpherson won the 1,000-meters race in a school-record time at the Meyo Invitational. Macpherson crossed the line in 2:50.74, which broke Melanie Hardy’s record of 2:51.21 set in 2005. In the Ryan Shay 3,000-meters race, Marc Scott and Tim Rackers finished eighth and ninth, respectively. Scott crossed the line in 8:13.25, while Rackers earned a time of 8:13.33. Paulo Pinheiro competed in the famous Meyo Mile, where the senior claimed 10th place clocking in at 4:06.51. Chase Sammons finished seventh in the shot put with a heave of 54 feet, 8 inches.


Frank Sevigne Invitational

      Freshman Bryce Robinson ran the 60-meter dash in 6.61 to tie for the NCAA Division I lead in the event this season. Robinson, a former Edmond Memorial track and field star, won the qualifying round of the 60-meter dash shattering his school record of 6.73 set only two weeks ago at the Wildcat Invitational.  Robinson also set a school record in the 200-meter dash en route as he crossed the line in 21.32. Freshman John Teeters placed 17th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.86, which is the fifth fastest time in school history. On the women’s side, Katherine Camp finished third in the 800-meter invitational event clocking in a 2:11.76, while Done Vermaak claimed seventh in 2:15.84.



A Year Ago (February 10-11, 2012):

  Andrew Heyes finished sixth in the 3,000-Meter Run Championship. His time of 8:00.29 was the second-fastest in school history.

  The men’s 4x400m Relay team also posted the second-best mark in school history with a time of 3:14.83 to finish 10th. The team consisted of Justin Smith, David Fitte, Julian Frazier and Matt Davis.

  Danny Thater finished 17th in the 800m run with a PR mark of 1:53.76.

  Ashley Scott led the women’s results after she finished second in the 3,000m Run with a mark of 9:59.70. Emily Dunn placed fifth in the same event with a mark of 10:17.50.

  Natasha Cockram finished fourth in the 3,000-Meter Run Championship, and her time of 9:47.63 was fifth-best in school history. Josie Wilcox placed sixth in the event in 9:52.69.

  Done Vermaak placed eighth in the 800m Run Olympic Development, and her mark of 2:09.25 was the fourth-fastest in school history. Lauren Collette placed third in the 800m run with a personal-best time of 2:12.91.


Robinson Wins C-USA Athlete Of The Week:

      Freshman Bryce Robinson was named the Conference USA Indoor Male Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

      Robinson shattered his own school record in the 60-meter dash at the Frank Sevigne Invitational as the former Edmond Memorial track and field star matched the nation’s fastest time of 6.61. That time broke his old school record of 6.73 that he set two weeks prior at the Wildcat Invitational.

      Robinson also broke the school record in the 200-meter dash crossing the line in 21.32. He wrapped up the weekend running on the TU 4x400-meter relay squad that finished fourth in the invitational heat clocking in at 3:15.46.

      He also received honorable mention for the USTFCCA National Athlete of the Week honor, the organization announced on Monday.

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