COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The UT Arlington men’s and women’s teams enjoyed some strong performances Saturday at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational, the program’s first-ever appearance at a December indoor meet.
“It was a nice meet,” UTA coach John Sauerhage said. “We feel pretty good about our team. We’re looking forward to everybody having a good break and staying on track to be ready to go when we return in January.”
A pair of Mavericks won events for the men, who finished second in the four-team scored meet with 76 team points. The women placed fourth with 42 points.
Ryan Tilotta cruised to victory in the 5000 meters with a time of 14:46.19. His mark was less than half a second of his personal best, which is the second-fastest time in school history.
In the field, Roland Sales won the high jump by clearing 7 feet, ½ inch (2.15m). It is just half an inch off his school-record indoor mark (7-1) set during the 2014 indoor season.
In addition, Quentin Butler ran a fast 60m time (6.75) in a fifth-place showing. His clocking is just .01 off the No. 5 mark in school history. Meanwhile, Heath Skelton registered a personal-best mark in the shot put with a throw of 53 feet, 3 ½ inches (16.24m) to place third.
Additionally, Porschea Wilson placed fourth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.89.
The Mavericks will return to College Station on Jan. 17 to kick off the spring indoor slate at the Texas A&M Invitational.
Men’s Team Results
1. Texas A&M 129
2. UT Arlington 76
3. Sam Houston State 59
4. Houston 56
Women’s Team Results
1. Texas A&M 158
2. Houston 70
3. Sam Houston State 48
4. UT Arlington 42
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