Feb. 8, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - UT Arlington standout sprinter Clayton Vaughn placed fourth Friday in the 60-meter dash at the prestigious Tyson Invitational. The meet, hosted by Arkansas, is at the Randal Tyson Track Complex, the site of the NCAA Indoor Championships next month.
Vaughn, an indoor All-American in 2012, posted a time of 6.64 in the finals. He won his semifinal heat with a clocking of 6.63, the fastest mark in the Western Athletic Conference this year, and the second-fastest time in school history.
The junior ran a 6.72 in the preliminary to qualify for the semis with the sixth-fastest time. In the finals, he placed one spot higher than former Mav Cordero Gray, who registered a time of 6.67 competing for Team NIKE.
"We are very happy with how Clayton ran today," UTA assistant coach Jordan Durham said. "We are hoping that this time will secure him a spot in the NCAA Championships without having to go to the `last chance' meet after the WAC meet."
Vaughn, the lone UTA competitor in Fayetteville this weekend, will compete in the 200m on Saturday. The prelims begin at 2 p.m.
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