T&F: Women second, men fifth at Varsity Apartments Invitational

Shannon Reynolds won the 60 and the 200 meters at the Varsity Apartments Invitational.

Feb. 2, 2013

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WICHITA, Kan. - The UT Arlington women's team finished second, while the men's squad placed fifth at the Varsity Apartments Invitational in Wichita, Kan. Both teams registered some impressive individual performances along the way.

For the women, Shannon Reynolds was a two-event winner for the Mavericks. She was victorious in the 60-meter dash with a season-best time of 7.50 and also grabbed gold in the 200m (24.63). Her time in the 60m was just .01 off her personal best and is the second-fastest time in the WAC this season.

UTA's other victory came courtesy of Ashly Wright. Wright won the 800 meters with a clocking of 2:10.73, setting a personal best and recording the fourth-fastest time in school history. It also is the second-best mark in the league this year.

Sydney Hampton also had a strong meet, as she placed second in the mile (4:59.79) and fourth in the 3000m (10:23.39). Jennifer Brown was the runner up in the triple jump with a leap of 39-06.50 (12.05m), while DeAndrea Smith was third in the 400m (56.47).

Another strong individual finish came from Danielle Delage, who took fourth in the pentathlon with 3,410 points. In addition, the 4x400 relay team of Ashley Burris, Breonna Baldwin, Wright and Smith finished second with a time of 3:49.98.

Meanwhile, the men received their lone victory from Craig Lautenslager in the mile. He clocked a time of 4:16.84 in his first mile run of the year. Teammate Anthony Hilliman took third in 4:17.16.

UTA's Andrew Pettis scored points in a pair of events, as he placed fourth in both the 60m (6.98) and 200m (22.30). Both were season-best times for Pettis.

Quentin Butler and Virgilio Martinez snagged third-place finishes in their respective events. Butler ran a 22.28 in the 200m, while Martinez ran 8:40.68 in the 3000m.

In the field, Lionel Mungwari finished as the runner up in the long jump (24-00.25) and Omar Barnes took fourth in the triple jump (46-08.25).

"We're very pleased with our performances and the progress we made on both sides," head coach John Sauerhage said. "We had a very good meet and now feel positioned for it all to come together for the conference indoor meet."

The Mavericks will take next weekend off prior to competing in the Oklahoma Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 16. It will be the final tune-up for the Mavs prior to the Western Athletic Conference Championships.





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