T&F: UTA completes day one at Houston Invitational

Tobi Fawehinmi took fourth in the long jump at the Houston Invitational.
By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com

Jan. 29, 2016

HOUSTON – Third- and fourth-place finishes in the men’s long jump highlighted a light day of participation for UT Arlington on the opening day of the Houston Invitational.

Freshman Isaiah McBride was the bronze-medal finisher in that event with a leap of 23 feet, ¾ inch. Teammate Tobi Fawehinmi finished one spot behind McBride after posting a mark of 23 feet.

In the women’s weight throw, Bianca Finn landed the third-best mark in school history with a toss of 52 feet, 4 inches. She placed eighth at the meet.

Porschea Wilson advanced to the semifinals of the 60m hurdles after running 8.79 in Friday’s prelims. She finished 11th overall and fourth among collegians. Also for the women, Alexis Baldwin reached Saturday’s 60m semifinals after running a 7.69 in the prelims.

On the men’s side, both Petter Gustafsson (8.15) and Emeka Nwangwu (8.34) reached Saturday’s semifinals in the 60m hurdles. The men’s 60m semifinals will feature both Reggie Hinson (6.89) and McBride (6.98).


 

 

Tomorrow’s field events begin at 9 a.m., while running events will kick off at noon. Live results will be available at flashresultstexas.com.

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