T&F: UT Arlington set to host Bobby Lane Invitational Saturday
March 19, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington track and field programs will host the 37th annual Bobby Lane Invitational this Saturday at Maverick Stadium. The meet will feature a large slate of college teams as well as several high-profile professionals.
The UTA men, which begin the outdoor season ranked 33rd in the nation, are led by NCAA Indoor All-Americans Romain Martin (decathlon), Bozidar Antunovic (shot put) and Clayton Vaughn (100m and 200m). Seniors Shannon Reynolds (100m and 200m) and DeAndrea Smith(200m and 400m) pace the women.
"Our athletes really enjoy getting to compete at home, so we are very much looking forward to this weekend," Sauerhage said. "Ultimately, it's another step for us as we prepare for the WAC Championships, which we are excited to be hosting in May."
One of the highlights of the Bobby Lane Invitational will be the first heat of the 100 meters when former UTA All-American Cordero Gray, who holds the school record in the event (10.12), will line up alongside Vaughn, who posted the second-fastest clocking in school history (10.13) last week.
Other headline participants include former UTA and Team Canada standout Jared Connaughtonand Arlington native and three-time Olympic gold medalist Jeremy Wariner. They will be running side-by-side in the 200 meters.
The hammer throw kicks off the festivities Friday afternoon at UTA's Maverick Stadium. The remainder of the events will take place Saturday, beginning with field events at 9 a.m. Running events commence at 1 p.m.
Live scoring of the event will be available via www.UTAMavs.com.
Tickets for the meet are available Saturday at the south entrance to Maverick Stadium, which is located off Mitchell Street. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children. The meet is free for UTA students and pre-school age children.