LUBBOCK, Texas -- The men's 4x400m relay team capped off an impressive day for the UTA Mavericks at the Texas Tech Classic, as the quartet claimed a victory in the final event of the day.
The group of D'Undre Mitchell, Erik Martinsson, Deontre Haynes and Garrett Moore crossed the line with a time of 3:17.49. It was the Mavs' first event win against a stacked field of teams at the meet that included Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech.
For the women, Alexus Henry continued her early season success, placing as the runner up in the high jump. She cleared a season-best bar of 5-10 ¾ (1.80m), and now has first- and second-place finishes in two January meets.
Head coach John Sauerhage was pleased with the team's progress from its season opener two weeks ago.
"We has some really strong efforts today and we are driving back feeling very good about our teams," Sauerhage said. "We'd like to thank Texas Tech for inviting us to compete at a first-class meet and absolutely top-notch facility."
Demarviae Gray had a standout afternoon, setting personal bests in both the 60 meters and the 200 meters. Gray took third in the finals of the 200m (21.52) and was fifth in the 60m (6.88). Haynes was fifth in the 200m (21.71), as the Mavs had two in the top five.
David Seastrunk led a trio of men's 400m runners who finished in the top six. Seastrunk placed third, second among college athletes, with a time of 47.80. Meanwhile, Brenden Wallace was fourth (47.99) and Mitchell grabbed sixth (48.46).
UTA is next in action Saturday at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station.
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