T&F: Vaughn three-peats as Sun Belt Track Athlete of Week
Feb. 12, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas - Clayton Vaughn collected his third straight Sun Belt Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week honor on Wednesday after his school-record and NCAA-best run at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational over the weekend.
Vaughn smashed his own school record by logging the fastest 60-meter time in the NCAA this season, a blistering 6.55. His previous best was a 6.61 set at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships.
The senior's time ranks as the third fastest in the United States and the eighth-best clocking in the world this season. He won the race by .09 and is the fastest Sun Belt 60-meter runner by .21.
In addition, Vaughn placed sixth in the 200m with a time of 21.28, the best mark in the Sun Belt Conference this year. He was named the Men's Most Valuable Performer of the meet at the event, which featured 18 Division I schools.
Vaughn and the Mavs will return to action Feb. 24-25 at the Sun Belt Indoor Conference Championships.