By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com
WACO, Texas - UT Arlington finished with solid results against a tough field of collegiate and professional athletes Saturday at the Baylor Invitational held at the Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium in Waco.
Madison Pecot had the top result, placing fourth in the women's pole vault with a clearance of 12 feet, 9 1/2 inches. It ranks as the second-best mark in school history and smashed her personal best by four inches.
On the men's side, Brenden Wallace led the way with a fifth-place showing in the 400 meters with a time of 47.60. In addition, Emeka Nwangwu was sixth in the 110m hurdles (14.37).
UTA also had strong performances in the mid-distance events. In the 1500m, Grayson Birka finished fifth with a time of 3:56.27, clipping teammate Joel Duren (sixth) by .02. Meanwhile, Connor Julian took sixth place in the men's 800 meters with a clocking of 1:53.15.
In the field, Roland Sales claimed sixth place with a jump of 6 feet, 6 3/4 inches, while Tobi Fawehinmi grabbed the same spot in the long jump (22 feet, 1 3/4 inches).
For the women, Tricia Williams snagged seventh place in the hammer throw (163 feet, 8 inches). On the track, Macey Beazley was seventh in the 3000 meters (10:30.21), while Shaniece Prevot was seventh in the 400m hurdles (1:03.03).
In addition, a pair of UTA athletes competed in the multi-events at the Carl Kight Invitational. Alexus Henry placed sixth in the heptathlon with 4,316 points. Her highlight came in the high jump, where she cleared 5 feet, 10 1/2 inches. It matches the second-best mark in school history.
UTA is next in action at the Mt. SAC Relays in Norwalk, Calif., Thursday through Saturday.
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