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T&F Claims Three Titles On First Day Of TCU Invitational

Danny Brabham

Danny Brabham

March 14, 2013

Complete Results

FORT WORTH, Texas - A school record fell and three individual titles were won as the Baylor track and field team opened up the outdoor season on Thursday at the TCU Invitational.

"We were 3-for-3 and you can't get much better than that," assistant head coach Danny Brabham said. The standout from day one of the meet was hammer thrower Erin Atkinson. A week after competing at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the weight throw, the junior set a new school-record in the hammer throw event at the Lowdon Track and Field Complex.

On her second to last throw of the day, Atkinson uncorked a heave that bested her previous personal-record and school-best by over three feet with a mark of 207-9 [63.32m].

Atkinson's prior personal-best and school record throw was recorded at last season Big 12 Championships when she posted a throw of 204-1 [62.20m].

Atkinson's teammate, Skylar White began her senior outdoor campaign by claiming the discus title with a throw of 175-4 [53.44m]. That mark bettered the rest of the field by over 17 feet.

"Skylar was throwing into a mega-head wind," Brabham said. "She faulted on her first two throws and then came back on her third throw and was really solid.

"With Skylar and Erin we haven't really touched the discus and the hammer much at all. We did a little bit of work with each of them this week, but to come out like they did is really impressive."

On the men's side, Blake Mayberry was exceptional in his first meet for the Bears. The javelin thrower tallied a toss of 207-7 [63.27m] to take first place and outpace the field by nearly 10 feet.

Mayberry's teammate, Richard Hansen took third in the competition with a throw of 193-6 [58.97m].

Both the throws of Mayberry and Hansen easily surpassed the best throw (164-7) of any Baylor athlete last season.

In total seven Baylor field athletes competed on the opening day of the meet.

On Friday, the field events will begin at 10:30 a.m., while running events start up at 12:30 p.m. at the Lowdown Track and Field Complex.

A complete schedule, heat sheets and live results from the TCU Invitational can be accessed on BaylorBears.com

Follow @BaylorTrack on Twitter for updates on the team all season.

Complete Baylor Results
Women's Hammer Throw

1. Erin Atkinson - 207-9 [63.32m]
10. Jasmine Adekoya - 152-9 [46.55m]
Women's Discus
1. Skylar White - 175-4 [53.44m]
10. Taylor Torres - 139-4 [42.48m]
11. Jasmine Adekoya - 130-6 [39.79m]
Men's Javelin
1. Blake Mayberry - 207-7 {63.27m]
3. Richard Hansen - 193-6 [58.97m]

 

 

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