T&F: UTA racks up individual wins in Frisco

Feb. 9, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas – UT collected six individual victories on a long day of action at the Dunamis Indoor College Classic at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. It was the first indoor meet held in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in 30 years.

Freshman Astrid Rosvall highlighted the day by winning the women’s 800 meters with an impressive time of 2:10.79. She claimed victory by four full seconds over a 34-person field.

Fellow freshman Sara Lennman was victorious in the shot put with a toss of 51 feet (15.56m). It was her best throw of the season and the third-best mark in school history. In addition, she finished third in the weight throw at 58 feet, ¼ inches (17.76m).

Also in the field, Alexus Henry placed first in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 6 ½ inches, while teammate Valery Lavrusha was third at 5 feet, 5 inches.

On the track, UTA also picked up a victory in a women’s distance event as Tori Shelton won the 3000 meters with a clocking of 10:08.12. 

For the men, Joel Duren (4:15.41) and Grayson Birka (4:18.20) opened the meet by going 1-2 in the mile. Erik Martinsson followed that up with a triumph in the 400 meters (48.24).



Tobi Fawehinmi enjoyed a breakthrough performance in his return from injury, jumping 50 feet, 6 inches in the triple jump.

Chassity Love, another freshman female, took silver in the long jump after breaking the 19-foot mark for the first time this season (5.86m). Tamerah Gorham was second in the 800 meters (2:14.76), while Taylor Davis crossed third in the 400 meters (56.38).

Tricia Williams had a bronze placement in the shot put with a personal-best mark of 47 feet (14.34m). It ranks as the No. 5 heave in UTA annals. Some Mavericks will be in action Friday at the second Dunamis Indoor College Classic. Events are set to begin at 11 a.m.


The 2017 Sun Belt Conference Men's and Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for May 12-14 at Maverick Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Ticket information will be available at UTAMavs.com.


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