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.

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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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