Jan. 19, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. - The UT Arlington men's and women's track teams continued to build on their strong starts to the 2013 season, turning in numerous outstanding efforts Saturday at the J.D. Martin Invitational.
The women combined to win three events, which included a 1-2-3 finish in the 800 meters, led by Ashly Wright (2:15.58). Teammates Courtney Mose (2:17.21) and Jade Vaughan(2:22.80) followed Wright across the finish line.
In addition, DeAndrea Smithwas victorious in the 200 meters, posting a winning time of 25.14.
Shannon Reynolds continued her strong season, placing second in the 60m (7.57), while DeOna Staffordrecorded the second-fastest time in school history in the 60m hurdles. She completed the event in just 8.83 seconds to finish second.
The Mavs also had a pair of runner-up finishes in women's field events. Charity Knightwas second in the long jump with a mark of 18-04.25 (5.59m), while Johnson had an effort of 38-01.25 (11.61m) in the triple jump.
The men had three wins of their own. Brandon Wallerwas one of the stars, winning the triple jump with a mark of 47-00.25 (14.33m) and finishing third in the long jump (23-03.25).
Clayton Vaughnalso continued his torrid start to the season, posting his second straight 60-meter clocking of 6.67 seconds, equaling the second-fastest time in school annals. Vaughn's time on Saturday easily won the 60 meters by .22.
Two Mavs men also notched runner-up placements in the field. Romain Martin finished second in the pole vault, topping 15-07.25 (4.76m), while Omar Barneswas the runner up in the triple jump (44-11.50).
The Mavericks continue the indoor slate next weekend with a trip to Iowa State for the Bill Bergan Invitational.
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