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Clayton Vaughn
Clayton  Vaughn


Sulphur Springs, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 163



All-America Honors:
2012 (Indoor), 2013 (Indoor), 2014 (Outdoor)


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UT Arlington senior standout Clayton Vaughn owns the NCAA's top 60m time.

Indoor Highlights:
• Had the nation's fastest time all season in the 60 meters, a 6.55 at the Frank Sevigne Invitational.
• His 6.55 smashed his own school record by .06 and was the 22nd fastest time in the world during all of 2014.
• Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships but was unable to compete due to injury.
• Was the conference champion in the 60m after running a 6.66 at the Sun Belt Championships.
• Placed third in the league in the 200 meters (21.32).
• Won the 60 meters in all four meets on the year.
• Was the Sun Belt Conference Track Athlete of the Week three times.

• Claimed second-team All-America accolades after placing ninth in the 60m at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
• Ran a time of 6.66 at the national meet to miss a spot in the finals by .01.
• Posted an impressive double, winning both the 60m and 200m at the Western Athletic Conference Championships.
• Matched his season-best 60m time in the finals of the WAC meet (6.63).
• Smashed his personal best and recorded the second-fastest 200m time in school history at the league meet (20.86).
• Placed third in the 60 meters at the Tyson Invitational with a clocking of 6.63.
• Named WAC Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 16.

• Earned first-team All-America accolades in the 60 meters.
• Placed fifth in the NCAA Championships in the 60m with a time of 6.61 seconds.
• Ran a time of 6.66 at the Alex Wilson Invitational to place first in the event and qualify for the NCAA meet.
• Was the conference champion in the 60 meters with a time of 6.68 seconds.
• Won the Oklahoma Invitational 60-meter dash in 6.73.

• Finished third in the 60m with a time of 6.82 and finished fifth in the 200m with a time of 22.02 at the SLC Indoor Championships.
• Placed second in the 60m with a time of 6.80 at the Oklahoma Sooner Open I.
• Came in first place in the 200m at the Oklahoma Sooner Open I with a time of 22.21.
• Placed third in the 55m preliminaries at the Varsity Apartments Shocker Quad with a time of 6.37.
• Came in fourth in 60m with a time of 6.76 at the Iowa State Classic.

Outdoor Highlights:
• Was a first-team All-American in both the 100m and 200m and a second-team All-American in the 4x100m.
• Became the first Maverick to take home three All-America honors of any kind in one season and the the first to take home multiple All-America awards in individual events in the same season.
• Was one of just three athletes to advance to the NCAA Championships final in the 100m (5th, 10.12) and 200m (8th, 20.87).
• Anchored the 4x100 relay team that placed 15th at the NCAA meet with a clocking of 39.60.
• Was a member of the 4x100 team that set a school record at the NCAA West Preliminary Round (39.55).
• Broke the school's 100m record with a winning time of 10.07 at the Texas Invitational.
• Won the Sun Belt Conference championship in the 100 meters with a time of 10.11 in the finals.
• Was the runner up in the 200m at the league meet with a clocking of 20.47, the fourth-fastest time in school history.

• Posted the second-fastest 100m time in school history (10.13) in a first-place finish at the TCU Invitational.
• Suffered a season-ending injury in the 4x100 relay at the Bobby Lane Invitational, the second meet of the year.

• Reached the finals of the 100 meters at the NCAA West Preliminaries, where he posted a time of 10.51.
• Had a season-best clocking of 10.33 in the prelims of the 100 meters at the Texas Relays.
• Did not finish the 100m finals at the Texas Relays due to injury and missed much of the remainder of the season.
• Competed in the 100m and 200m at the Southland Conference Championships, but did not reach the finals.

• Competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100m preliminaries with a season-best time of 10.36.
• Placed fifth in the NCAA West Prelims in the 100m (10.43).
• Finished in fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 10.45 at the SLC Outdoor Championships.
• Placed fourth in the 100m (10.43) at the North Texas Spring Classic.
• Participated in the 100m at the Texas Relays with a time of 10.41.

• Qualified for the state meet in the 200m as a senior.
• Also qualified for the state meet in the 4x100 in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
• Personal records included 21.34 in the 200m and 10.44 in the 100m.

• Born May 15, 1992, in Sulphur Springs, Texas.
• Is the son of Chris Vaughn and Melanie Pride.
• Father played football at Tulsa.
• Majoring in business.


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