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T&F: Women post two top-5 school marks in 1500m

The UTA distance crew shined on day one of the Mt. SAC Relays.

April 18, 2013

WALNUT, Calif. - Sydney Hampton and Hannah Nilsson each posted top-5 UTA times in the 1500 meters to highlight the Mavericks' day at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Hampton had the fourth-fastest clocking in school history (4:29.96) in the race. Nilsson's time of 4:31.48 ranks as the fifth best in school annals.

On the men's side, Anthony Hilliman narrowly missed a top-5 time in the same event. His mark of 3:53.99 was less than 2/10ths of a second off the fifth-best time in school history.

Katelyn Hayward rounded out the day for the Mavs, as she placed 11th in her section of the 3000m steeplechase. She posted a time of 10:48.03 in the event.

The Mavericks have two more days of competition at the prestigious meet and also will begin competing in the Beach Invitational on Friday.