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LSU Relay Team Defends Texas Relays Title Apr 4, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas -- The final race of the 82nd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays was a memorable one for the Lady Tigers as they crushed their previous seasonal best to successfully defend their title in the university 4x400-meter relay on Saturday afternoon at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Texas Relays: Whitt becomes first HS vaulter over 18 feet in 6 years Apr 3, 2009

At the Texas Relays on Friday, Norman North (OK) senior Jack Whitt became the first high school pole vaulter to clear a height over 18 feet in the event since Tommy Skipper set the current national record of 18'3" in 2003. Whitt cleared a US #5 all-time height of 18'0.25" is the first of many US #1 performances expected to be produced in the 82nd annual meet held in Austin, Texas. Both 4x800 meter relay races were won in fast times as the Long Beach Poly girls of California have made the trip out from the West Coast this weekend to take on the best relay schools from the Lonestar State. They had a strong start to their meet in taking the 4x800 meter relay in a US #1 time of 9:07.95. Their time also established a new meet record. The boys' 4x800 nearly had a new US leader as well as the Woodlands boys of Texas are now ranked #2 in the country after their 7:46.06 victory today. Plano East senior Toddrick Allen cleared 7 feet for the first time two weeks ago at the Texas Southern Relays to join a handful of others in the country over the height. Allen went an inch higher this weekend with a US #2 clearance of 7'1". Allen led a deep high competition with five athletes clearing 6'9". Rachel Fisher, a senior at Allen High School competing unattached at the Texas Relays, went over a US #3 height of 13 feet in the pole vault.  Fisher was an AAU Junior Olympics national champion and USATF Junior Olympics national runner-up in the pole vault last summer. 3:52.32 was not fast enough to make the finals of the girls 4x400 meter relay as nine other teams ran faster to make for a tightly bunched finals to look forward to led by fastest qualifiers Houston Lamar (TX) at 3:48.21 and Long Beach Poly (CA) at 3:49.11. The DeSoto (TX) boys were the fastest 4x400 qualifiers in a US #3 time of 3:16.78. Greenhill School (TX) sophomore Chelsey Sveinsson threw down an impressive time in the 3200 meter run as she dueled it out with previous US leader Sarah Andrews, a junior at The Woodlans (TX) High School. Sveinsson, who opened the season last week with a US #3 4:51.58 1600, stepped up to the 3200 to clock a US #1 time of 10:12.11. Andrews claimed second place in a four second improvement from her previous US #1 time at 10:21.35 as the top two finishers shattered by the facility (10:25.33) and meet (10:32.35) meet record. A sophomore won the boys 3200 as well as Craig Lutz of Marcus clocked in at 9:03.99 as the state of Texas now has four of the top six performers nationally in the 3200 meter run. More to come from Austin... Texas Relays - Live Results

Demons win Texas Relays 4x400, Fillinich 2nd Apr 4, 2009

  AUSTIN, Texas -- Northwestern State has room to improve on its season-best 3:08.21 time Saturday in the 4x400 meter relay, but there's not much better than winning that event at the storied Texas Relays, said veteran Demons' track coach Leon Johnson.

Records Broken at Texas Relays Apr 4, 2009

2009 Texas Relays will go down as the meet where records were broken. Hayden broke a 8 year old stadium record with a 72-02.25 throw which also leads the nation.

Southeastern 4x400 Record Falls on Final Day of Texas Relays Apr 4, 2009

   AUSTIN, Texas - The 4x400 m relay team set a new school record on Saturday as the Southeastern Louisiana University track and field team capped an impressive showing at the 82nd Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in record breaking fashion on the final day of one of the largest and most prestigious meets of the year.

Athlete of the Week-Distance Apr 7, 2009

Craig Lutz did not come into the Texas Relays as the consensus favorite but the defending champion ran away from a very strong field to win in 9:03. Chelsey came in as one of the favorites and not only won both the 1600/3200 but did it with #1 National times.

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