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Track and field: Three to represent UNT at U.S. championships

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The North Texas track team will be well represented when the U.S. championships get underway today in Des Moines, Iowa.

Long-distance specialist Silvester Harrison, 1,500 meters entrant Bryce McAndrew and hurdler Steven White will represent the Mean Green at the national meet today through Sunday.

White qualified for nationals after taking third in the 400-meter hurdles in a school-record 49.32 at the NCAA national meet this month in Eugene, Ore. White, who earned All-America honors with that showing, posted the highest finish for a member of the Mean Green since 1970.

White will run in the first round of the 400 hurdles at 4:10 p.m. today, with the top 16 finishers advancing to Friday’s semifinal round at 7:04 p.m.

Harrison and McAndrew will participate in the junior portion of the championships. It marks the first time in program history that two freshmen will represent UNT at the junior championships.

Harrison will participate in the 10,000-meter run at 9 p.m. Friday after qualifying with a time of 30:59.71 at the Drake Relays in late April. Harrison also qualified for the U.S. championships in the 1,500 but did not declare.

McAndrew qualified for the 1,500 in 3:56.85 at the North Texas Classic. The first round is at 1:30 p.m. Friday.