T&F: Three Mavs officially named All-Americans
March 11, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced that three members of the UT Arlington men's indoor track and field team have officially earned USTFCCCCA All-America honors for the 2013 season based on their performances at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Bozidar Antunovic (first team), Romain Martin (first team) and Clayton Vaughn (second team) give the Mavericks their most individual recipients in an indoor season ever. The only year that featured more total UTA honorees is 1990, when the four-person mile relay squad earned that distinction.
Antunovic placed fifth in the shot put at the NCAA Championships with a throw of 63-05 to claim his first indoor All-America accolade. The transfer was honored in the outdoor seasons each of the two previous years.
Martin's eighth-place showing in the heptathlon (5,772 points) made him a three-time indoor first-team All-American. He joins Sansiski Daniels (55m hurdles; 1983-85) and Elston Cawley (200m; 1996-98) as the lone three-time indoor All-Americans in school history.
Vaughn placed ninth in the 60-meter dash with a clocking of 6.66. He missed qualifying for the final by just .01, but added All-America plaudits for the second consecutive indoor season. He was a first-teamer in 2012 after placing fifth in the event.
First-team honors were given to those who placed in the championships' top eight in an event or were a member of an eight-person final. Second-team honors were earned by those who finished between ninth and 16th place.