By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington men's and women's track and field teams will take a strong group of athletes south this week for the prestigious 88th running of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin.UTA men will compete in 10 different individual events and three relays, while the women will participate in four individual events and three women's relays.
"This is one of the most anticipated meets of the year for everyone," UTA coach John Sauerhage said. "The event is world class, and it affords us a great chance to see how we measure up against the very best."
Action begins Wednesday and Thursday with the multi-events. UTA's Brandon Blanchard and Christian Schiemann will get things started for the Mavericks by competing in the decathlon.
A trio of men will be competing in multiple individual events for UTA. Quentin Butler will run the 100 meters and also participate in the long jump. In addition, Victor Fincher and Emeka Nwangwu will compete in both the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles.
Other men slated to run are: Clayton Vaughn (100m), Treyvion Johnson (100m), Cameron Newson (100m), Philip Critelli (800m), Emil Blomberg (1500m), Craig Lautenslager (1500m), Michael Guerrero (5000m) and Eric Ojeda (5000m).
The men will also field 4x100, 4x400 and 1600m sprint medley relay teams. In the field, the Mavericks' Roland Sales (high jump) and Tobi Fawehinmi (triple jump) qualified to jump.
The women's running group includes a trio of 100m runners--Kailey Bostic, Victoria Rimpsey and Megan Thompson. Other UTA competitors include: Briana Brown (100m hurdles), Porschea Wilson (100m hurdles), Shaniece Prevot (400m hurdles), Emoni Taylor (400m hurdles), Gabriela Alfonzo (5000m) and Tori Shelton (5000m). The relay teams entered are the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800 squads.
The meet will be held Wednesday-Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
In addition to the Texas Relays, the Mavericks also will be in action at the Texas State Invitational in San Marcos, Texas, Thursday through Saturday.
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