March 28, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – The UT Arlington men’s and women’s track and field teams continued their competition at the 87th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Friday. The team had some solid performances, and also suffered some setbacks, including some baton handling issues.
“There are some positive lessons from this week that we can move forward with,” UTA coach John Sauerhage said. “This meet is one that is always a tremendous learning experience and serves as a great gauge for our athletes.”
Roland Sales continued to perform well, placing fourth in his section of the high jump by clearing 6-10.75 (2.10m). The top women’s performer on Friday was Porschea Wilson, who narrowly missed a top-5 school time in the 100m hurdles with a clocking of 14.16 (41st).
It was a busy relay day for the Mavericks on both the men’s and women’s sides. The women’s distance medley relay team of Hannah Nilsson, Tamerah Gorham, Ashly Wright and Sydney Hampton took ninth in 11:58.72, while the 4x400 relay team of Shae Johnson, DeAndrea Smith, Gorham and Wright placed 12th in 3:43.04. The 4x100 team dropped the baton and did not finish.
For the men, the distance medley relay team of Anthony Hilliman, Philip Critelli, Sheldon Moss and Ryan Tilotta had the highest finish (13th, 10:12.60).
Other men’s relays included the 4x100 squad of Christian Clark, Butler, Cameron Newson and Aaron Gabriel (24th, 41.37) and the men’s 4x400 relay squad of Jalan Batiste, Critelli, Ryan DeLeon and Moss (28th, 3:14.81).
UTA will wrap up its participation in the Texas Relays Saturday with Clayton Vaughn (100m invitational), Hannah Nilsson (1500m) and Whitley Ellison (discus). In addition, several Mavericks will be participating in the Bobcat Invitational in San Marcos.
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