T&F: Four top-10 finishes on last day of Texas Relays

Tamerah Gorham helped the 4x800m relay team post the second-best time in school history.
April 2, 2016

By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com

AUSTIN, Texas -
One individual and three UT Arlington relay teams placed among the top 10 on the final day of action at the 89th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Individually, freshman Alexus Henry finished eighth in the women's high jump with a clearance of 5 feet, 8 ½ inches (1.74m). She was one of just two freshmen to qualify for the University/College Section A high jump. 

The women's 4x800m relay team of Latrice Brooks, Katelyn Hayward, Anamarija Petters and Tamerah Gorham finished seventh, UTA's highest relay placement. The squad posted a time of 9:03.74, the second-fastest time in school history. 

The men's 4x400 quartet of D'Undre Mitchell, Brenden Wallace, Styron Williams and Erik Martinsson finished ninth in the finals with a strong time of 3:10.10. They qualified eighth Friday with a clocking of 3:12.84 in the prelims.

The men's 4x800m relay team also earned a top-10 finish (7:40.91). The 10th-place group included Simba Walker-Williams, Grayson Birka, Ryan DeLeon and Connor Julian.


 

 

Running unattached, Craig Lautenslager grabbed fifth in the invitational mile run with a mark of 4:03.24. Lautenslager, a UTA senior, is redshirting this outdoor season and will finish up next spring.

At Texas State's Bobcat Invitational, Tricia Williams was the runner up in the women's shot put. She registered a mark of 49 feet, 1 ¾ inches. It was a personal best and ranks as the third-longest throw in school history.

The Mavericks are next in action at the Baylor Invitational on Saturday.

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