Former TU and Broken Arrow Track Star April Montgomery Named Assistant Track Coach
June 1, 2011
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Former University of Tulsa and Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School track star April Montgomery has been named as an assistant track & field coach at The University of Tulsa, it was announced today by Head Track & Field Coach Steve Gulley.
Montgomery completed her master's degree at Tulsa this past May, while working as a graduate assistant in the athletic department.
A 12-time letterwinner at Tulsa, Montgomery ran track for four years (2005-09) after red-shirting in the 2004-05 campaign. As a senior, she was named one of 12 Conference USA student-athletes to earn the Jim Castaneda Postgraduate Scholarship Award. Montgomery maintained a 3.96 grade point average as a double major in psychology and exercise sports science throughout her undergraduate career at Tulsa.
In her senior season, Montgomery qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 400-meter hurdles. She earned all-conference honors in outdoor track for the 400m hurdles and the 4x4000-meter relay, while also earning all-league merits for the indoor 4x400m relay. Montgomery's best mark for the 400m hurdles was a time of 58.71 at the 2009 NCAA Regional meet.
Prior to beginning her collegiate career, Montgomery was a four-year letterwinner in track and three years in cross country at Broken Arrow High School. She helped lead her high school to team state titles in track and runners-up in cross country as a senior. Montgomery was the state champion in the 800-meters, 1,600m relay and 3,200m relay, while placing as the runner-up in the 300m hurdles in her senior season.
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