By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington returns this week to the world-renowned Mt. SAC Relays. Between the men’s and women’s teams, the Mavericks have 31 individual entries and also have three relay teams set to compete.
This year’s meet is taking place at Cerritos College’s Falcon Stadium while historic Hilmer Lodge Stadium, which has served as the site of three Olympic Track and Field Trials and 20 world records, undergoes a complete renovation. The Mt. SAC Relays are commonly referred to by the slogan "Where the world’s best athletes compete."
"It’s always an honor and a privilege to come to the Mt. SAC Relays," UTA coach John Sauerhage said. "Many of the greatest track and field athletes of all time have competed here, and although it’s being held at a different site for this season, all the tradition surrounding this meet and this area is just so special."
The bulk of the action will take place Friday and Saturday. On Thursday evening, UTA will have three athletes competing--Ambria Tisdell in the women’s hammer throw, Katelyn Hayward in the 3000m steeplechase and Michael Guerrero in the men’s 10,000m.
Hayward currently ranks 55th nationally in the steeplechase with a time of 10:36.42. Currently, the highest-rated UTA athlete is Alexus Henry, who is listed 11th nationally in the women’s high jump (5 feet, 10 1/2 inches).
On the men’s side, Roland Sales is 25th in the high jump with a season-best clearance of 7 feet, 1/2 inch. He is joined in the top 50 by Toby Fawehinmi, who sits 43rd in the NCAA in the triple jump (50 feet, 2 3/4 inches).
Flotrack.com will have live video coverage during the event, while live results may be found at MtSACRelays.com.
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