Janeil Bellille, the NJCAA record holder in the event, got South Plains College off to a good start by winning the first-of-nine sections with a time of 57.01 seconds, a time that would hold up to be the fastest.
Running out of the sixth section, Shana-Gaye Tracey ran a season best time of 58.53 seconds to finish fourth. The time would be good enough to advance to the final as the eighth best time.
In the men's 400 meter hurdles Isaiah Gill crossed the finish line with a time of 51.95 seconds to win the first section, while Anton Kokorin made his 400 meter hurdle debut with a time of 53.09 seconds to finish sixth. Both advanced Saturday's final to be run at 12:15 p.m.
The final two days of the Texas Relays will be very busy for the Texans and Lady Texans beginning tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. Visit http://www.spctexans.com/ for the latest on Texan and Lady Texan athletics.