March 12, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington sprinter Clayton Vaughn will be forced to miss this weekend’s NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships after suffering a strained hip flexor in training.
Vaughn had earned the top seed in the 60 meters after posting a school-record and NCAA season-best time of 6.55 seconds in February. The senior was looking to become just the fourth UTA track athlete ever to become a three-time indoor All-American.
“We’re disappointed, but at the same time, we feel very optimistic that he will be ready to go for the Texas Relays,” UTA coach John Sauerhage said.
The injury ends the indoor season for the Mavericks, who will begin the outdoor campaign next week with the Rice Multis (March 19-20) and the TCU Invitational (March 21). The 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays are set for March 26-29.
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