Five UT Arlington student-athletes talk about their journies through college and what comes next.
100-meter hurdlers each post top-5 school times
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Relay teams busy on Friday in Austin
UTA will send nearly half of its squad to prestigious event
Placed third at the WAC Championships in the 60m hurdles with a school-record-tying time of 8.62.
Was the runner up in the 60m hurdles at J.D. Martin Invitational.
Was a first-team All-WAC honoree in the 100m hurdles after placing third (13.59).
Her time in the league finals was the second-fastest clocking in school annals.
Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round, where she finished 34th in 14.19.
First broke the 14-second mark in the 100m hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays (24th, 13.98).
PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON
Attended the University of North Texas and competed for one season.
Was an alternate of the Mean Green's 4x100 relay team at the 2011 NCAA Championships.
Had a personal-best time of 14.07 in the 100m hurdles.
Sat out her sophomore season due to injury.
Was an all-state honoree in 2010 and 2011.
Earned four varsity letters in track.
Competed in the Junior Olympics in the 100m hurdles and the 4x100 relay.
Ran for the Dallas Gold summer team.
Full name is DeOna Monique Stafford.
Is the daughter of Brenda and Hugh Stafford.
Brother, Dominque, ran track at Texas A&M, while her parents both competed in the sport at Louisiana-Monroe.
Is a criminal justice major.
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