T&F: Strong Mavericks contingent to head south for Texas Relays

Virgilio Martinez will compete in the 5000m at the Texas Relays.

March 26, 2013

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The UT Arlington men's and women's track and field teams will be well represented this week at the 86th running of the prestigious Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

"This is always a tremendous experience for our athletes," head coach John Sauerhagesaid. "It is obviously a top-notch field, and the meet allows us a great chance to see how we stack up against the best."

One of UTA's top contenders for a high finish at the Texas Relays is All-American Romain Martinin the decathlon. Last year, Martin was the runner up in the event, scoring a school-record 7,977 points.

Staying on the men's side, the distance medley relay team of Ryan Tilotta, Sheldon Moss, Philip Critelli and Emil Blomberglooks poised for a strong run. Blomberg also figures to fare well in the 3000m steeplechase.

For the women's squad, the sprint medley relay team of Shannon Reynolds, Keondra Mallard, DeAndrea Smith and Ashly Wrighthas its sights set on breaking the school record.

Individually, Reynolds in the 100 meters and Sydney Hamptonin the 1500m will be among the athletes to track.

The meet will run from Wednesday though Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium. For all meet information, click here.

Men's Qualifiers
Emil Blomberg (3000m steeplechase)
Quentin Butler (100m)
John Frnka (Decathlon)
Craig Lautenslager (5000m)
Romain Martin (Decathlon)
Virgilio Martinez (5000m)
Ivan Storic (Javelin)
Jonathan Todd (400m hurdles)
Jacob Critelli, Anthony Hilliman, Philip Critelli, Ryan Tilotta (4x800 relay)
Ryan Tilotta, Cody Widener, Craig Lautenslager, Emil Blomberg (4x1500 relay)
Ryan Tilotta, Sheldon Moss, Philip Critelli, Emil Blomberg(Distance medley relay)

Women's Qualifiers
Kailey Bostic (100m)
Ashley Burris (400m hurdles)
Whitley Ellison (Discus)
Sydney Hampton (1500m)
Katelyn Hayward (3000m steeplechase)
Samantha Little (Discus)
Hannah Nilsson (1500m)
Shannon Reynolds (100m)
DeOna Stafford (100m hurdles)
Jade Vaughan (400h)
Porschea Wilson (100m hurdles)
LaDoreal Thompson, Keondra Mallard, Kailey Bostic, Shannon Reynolds (4x100 relay)
Ashley Burris, Breonna Baldwin, Ashly Wright, DeAndrea Smith (4x400 relay)
Shannon Reynolds, Keondra Mallard, DeAndrea Smith, Ashly Wright (Sprint medley relay)
Sydney Hampton, Breonna Baldwin, Courtney Mose, Katelyn Hayward (Distance medley relay)




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