By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UT Arlington senior Roland Sales tied for 11th in the high jump at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. He was the first Maverick to participate at the indoor championships since 2013.
One of 16 participants in the event, Sales cleared the opening height of 6 feet, 11 3/4 inches (2.13m) on his second attempt. He then was unsuccessful on three tries at the next height, which was 7 feet, 1 3/4 inches (2.16m).
It was Sales’ first career appearance at the indoor meet. It also marked his best finish ever at an NCAA meet, as he tied for 17th at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Earlier this year, Sales broke the UTA record in the event by topping 7 feet, 2 1/2 inches (2.20m).
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