By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas – Craig Lautenslager set a school record in the 5000 meters, Porschea Wilson claimed an individual hurdles win and the men’s and women’s teams swept the 4x400m relays to highlight a busy weekend in the Midwest for UT Arlington.
Lautenslager smashed the UTA standard by 23 seconds with his time of 14:07.30 in a second-place finish at the Iowa State Classic. His clocking is the best 5000m time, indoor or outdoor, in program history. In addition, it was a personal indoor record by more than half a minute. He now owns the indoor and outdoor marks in the event.
At Wichita State’s Herm Wilson Invitational, where the vast majority of the team competed, Wilson won the women’s 60m hurdles with a time of 8.63. Her prelim clocking (8.62) was just .01 off her school record.
In the team standings, the women placed second with 144 points, while the men were third (154). Wichita State won both titles.
UTA’s Isaiah McBride finished second in the long jump (22 feet, 7 ¼ inches) and added a third-place showing in the 60 meters (6.91). On the women’s side, Alexis Baldwin took third in the 60 meters (7.64) and fourth in the 200m (25.29). Alexus Henry placed third in the women’s high jump (5 feet, 5 inches), while D’Undre Mitchell had a bronze finish in the men’s 200 meters (22.20).
Tricia Williams was the runner up in the shot put with a throw of 46 feet, 5 ½ inches. It ranks as the fifth-best throw in school history. Meanwhile, Davis was second in the women’s 400 meters (57.09).
It was the final regular season meet of the season prior to the Sun Belt Conference Championships Feb. 22-23 in Birmingham, Ala.
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