T&F: Mavs contingent set for renowned Texas Relays

Hannah Nilsson will be competing in the 1500m at the Texas Relays.

March 26, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas – The UT Arlington men’s and women’s track and field teams will field a strong group of athletes at this week’s Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin. In all, 10 women and nine men will compete in individual events, while four women’s relay squads and three men’s relay teams will be in action.

"This is always one of the most anticipated events of the year for our athletes," UTA coach John Sauerhage said. "The event is world class, and it affords us a great chance to see how we stack up against the best of the best."

The Texas Relays is scheduled to feature the return of All-American sprinter Clayton Vaughn, who missed the NCAA Indoor Championships due to injury after having the nation’s fastest 60-meter time during the regular season. He will be competing in the 100 meters in Austin.

Other men slated to run are: Quentin Butler (100m), Renan Palma (110m hurdles), Anthony Hilliman (1500m), Aaron Purser (steeplechase), Craig Lautenslager (5000m) and Ryan Tilotta (5000m). The men will also field 4x100, 4x400 and distance medley relay teams.

In the field, the Mavericks’ Roland Sales (high jump) and Omar Barnes (triple jump) are scheduled to jump.



The women’s running group includes: Keondra Mallard (100m), Victoria Rimpsey (100m), DeOna Stafford (100m hurdles), Porschea Wilson (100m hurdles), Ashley Burris (400m hurdles), Sydney Hampton (1500m), Hannah Nilsson (1500m) and Katelyn Hayward (steeplechase). The relay teams entered are the 4x100, 4x400, 4x800 and distance medley.

In field events, Morgan Domingue (long jump) and Whitley Ellison (discus) are entered.

The 87th edition of the prestigious meet will be held Wednesday-Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium. UTA athletes will be in action beginning Thursday afternoon. Live scoring of the meet will be available at www.TexasSports.com. 

In addition to the Texas Relays, the Mavericks also will be in action at the Bobcat Invitational in San Marcos, Texas, from Thursday through Saturday.




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