Outdoor Track: Lloyd Returns to 400m Hurdles Finals At Texas Relays
AUSTIN, Texas -- University of New Mexico senior David Lloyd clocked a season-best time of 51.87 to qualify for the finals of the 400-meter hurdles at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Thursday afternoon. Lloyd, who placed sixth in the finals a year ago, clocked the fourth-fastest time of the day and also secured his spot in the NCAA regional championship field. The Kingston, Jamaica native will compete in front of a packed Mike A. Myers Stadium on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. (MST).
University of Houston sophomore Andrew Carruthers edged Lloyd by .02 seconds to win the first heat of the preliminaries. Fred Sharpe of Auburn, clocked the fastest time of the day, crossing the line in 50.62. BYU’s Greg Flint and 2002 Mountain West Conference champion Seth Billy, now attending Baylor, will also join Lloyd in the finals.
In earlier action, true freshman Chris Ashcraft skied a season-high 15-11.00 in the pole vault to finish tied for 12th in the section B finals. The remainder of the UNM contingent will compete throughout the day on Friday.
Complete meet information and results can be found at www.texassports.com.