April 12, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – Despite taking a very small crew to the Texas Invitational on Saturday, a pair of UT Arlington school standards managed to fall, as men’s sprinter Clayton Vaughn and women’s pole vaulter Noemie Forget had record-breaking afternoons.
Vaughn, who was competing for the first time this outdoor season due to injury, posted a first-place time of 10.07 seconds in the 100 meters. It was wind-aided (+4.4) and will not be recognized among the NCAA standards, but will be entered in the UTA record book. The old record (10.12) was set by former Mav Cordero Gray in 2011.
“We are very pleased with Clayton,” UTA coach John Sauerhage said. “He is injury free and excited about moving forward.”
Forget cleared 13 feet, ¼ inches (3.97m) in the pole vault, easily besting the old record, which had stood since 1999, by five inches. Forget, a junior transfer, was topped by just three competitors at the meet.
“I’m extremely proud of her,” UTA assistant coach Wade Hayes said. “That bar has been a goal of hers for a long time. It’s always nice when the hard work you put in pays off. She deserved it.”
UT Arlington is back in action next week at a pair of events, the Michael Johnson Classic in Waco, Texas, and the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
T&F: UTA trio snags All-America honors
T&F: Lautenslager grabs 13th at NCAAs in final race
T&F: Falda ties for eighth at NCAAs
T&F: Nwangwu finishes strong season at NCAAs
T&F: NCAA rookies set to compete this week
T&F: Nwangwu, Lautenslager reach NCAA meet