Miners Of The Week: April 16, 2012
April 16, 2012
Janice Jackson Women's Track & Field
Janice Jackson clocks in the 26th-fastest time in the nation in the women's 100m hurdles. The sophomore took first at the UTEP Invitational posting a personal-best of 13.48 in the hurdles. The Jamaican native now holds the second-fastest time in school history for the 100m hurdles, breaking a record that has stood since 1988. Jackson ranks second in Conference USA in the women's 100m hurdles for her performance this weekend. The sophomore also participated in the women's 4x100m relay taking third with a time of 45.13.
Anthony Wright Men's Track & Field
Anthony Wright took second in the men's 100m posting a personal-best of 10.29 at the UTEP Invitational. The junior now holds the fastest time in Conference USA surpassing the current top time of 10.63. Wright was also a member of the 4x100m relay team that took first and defeated the top ranked Kansas State at the invitational posting a season-best of 40.21. The squad is ranked first in Conference USA and 41st in the nation for their performance this weekend.