T&F: Men's track 39th in season's first outdoor rankings

Emil Blomberg is predicted to score points in the steeplechase at the NCAA Championships.
March 25, 2015

By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com

The UT Arlington men's outdoor track and field team is listed 39th according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's (USTFCCCA) inaugural 2015 rankings, which project the number of points a team will score at the NCAA Championships in June.

The Mavericks are the highest rated team in the Sun Belt Conference and sixth in the state of Texas. In addition, UTA is the third-highest ranked school that does not field a Division I football program, behind only Northern Arizona (34th) and Cornell (38th).

The Mavericks currently boast four team members and one relay team projected to tally points at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Senior Clayton Vaughn leads the way, as he is listed in both the 100 meters and 200 meters. He is joined by fellow senior Quentin Butler in the 100m as well as the 4x100m relay team.

In addition, senior Emil Blomberg is predicted to score in the steeplechase, while junior Roland Sales is tabbed in the high jump.

"We are very optimistic about our team, and are excited about the long season that lies ahead," UTA coach John Sauerhage said. "It's nice to be recognized, but as always, we have to prove our worthiness on the track."

UTA continues its outdoor season this week with athletes competing at both the Texas Relays as well as the Texas State Invitational.




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