T&F: Mavs hit strong marks in Waco

Quentin Butler had a strong effort in the long jump at Baylor.
April 3, 2015

By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com

WACO, Texas - UT Arlington continued its successful start to the 2015 outdoor track and field campaign during its action at the Baylor Invitational, once again posting some of the top results in the Sun Belt Conference.

Leading the way was Latrice Brooks, who crossed the line in 2:13.08 in the women's 800 meters to take over the top spot in the Sun Belt. Her clocking was more than two seconds faster than her previous best this season.

The men's sprinters also continued to impress. Treyvion Johnson and Cameron Newson each ran 10.65 to give the Mavericks three runners among the top six in the SBC, with Quentin Butler ranking first.

In addition, Tarik Crear (21.47) and Newson (21.49) now own the conference's second- and third-best times, respectively, in the 200m.

Beau Eggers topped his personal record in the hammer throw by more than two feet with the second-best mark in school history (159 feet, 2 inches).



Butler took fourth in the long jump with a UTA season-best mark of 23 feet, 10 inches, the fourth-best leap in the league this year. Also in the field, Roland Sales was the runner up in the men's high jump (6 feet, 10 3/4 inches), just 1/4 inch off his season best.

Meanwhile, Emeka Nwangwu claimed fifth place in the 110m hurdles (14.66) with the Sun Belt's fourth-fastest time of 2015. Styron Williams ran a 48.86 in the 400 meters to also take over a top-5 time in the league.

Back on the women's side, Gabriela Alfonzo placed third in the women's 1500 meters (4:37.64), while Chineme Obikudu was third in the triple jump (39 feet, 10 inches).

In the shot put, Bianca Finn registered a throw of 45 feet, 3 inches, missing a top-5 UTA mark by less than an inch. It ranks among the league's top 10 efforts this season.

Julianne Burch had a season-best clearance of 11 feet, 11 3/4 inches in the pole vault, the seventh-best mark in the league. Additionally, Tori Carter cleared 5-5 in the high jump for a season-best mark and one that is eighth on the SBC list this year.

Finally, Briana Brown tallied a 14.49 in the 100m hurdles, and now ranks sixth in the league.

The Mavericks will take the next weekend off prior to returning to Waco on April 18 for the Michael Johnson Classic.


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