Jan. 29, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas - Clayton Vaughn became the first UT Arlington student-athlete to earn Sun Belt Conference indoor track and field honors Wednesday when he was named the league's male track athlete of the week.
Vaughn, who was competing in a meet for the first time since suffering a leg injury last March, returned in style at the Mark Colligan Memorial by winning the 60 meters and placing third in the 200m.
The senior's clocking in the 60m (6.68) is the best mark of the season in the Sun Belt by more than 1/10th of a second. His 200m time (21.53) is the second-fastest league mark by just .02.
Despite competing once in 2014, the two-time All-American in the 60m currently ranks 15th in the nation in that event, while his 200m time is 54th nationally.
Vaughn and the Mavericks will return to action this weekend at the Varsity Apartments Invitational in Wichita, Kan.
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