T&F: Women impress in regular-season finale

Quentin Butler now has the No. 2 time in the league in the 200 meters.
April 25, 2015

By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com

SAN MARCOS, Texas -- UT Arlington closed out the 2015 outdoor track and field regular season with a strong performance at the Bobcat Classic in San Marcos Saturday.

"We made progress in some events, especially on the women's side," UTA coach John Sauerhage said. "The groundwork has basically been put in place now. Now we just have to perform at conference."

Among the highlights, Taylor Davis posted the top time in the Sun Belt Conference in the women's 400 meters (54.86). She placed sixth in the event on Saturday.

In addition, Tamerah Gorham was an event winner, taking the women's 800m with a clocking of 2:10.47. Gorham was followed across the line by teammate Latricia Brooks, who took second in 2:11.78.

Davis and Gorham also joined Dasia Rolfe and Ashly Wright on the runner-up 4x400 relay team (3:44.76).

Chineme Obikudu was the runner up in the women's triple jump. Her mark of 40 feet, 8 1/2 inches was just three inches shy of an all-time top-5 at UTA.

Staying in the field, Ambria Tisdell had top-5 finishes in both the hammer throw (3rd, 52.97m) and the discus (5th, 49.59m)

For the men, Beau Eggers placed fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 162 feet, 8 inches. It ranks as the second-longest throw in school annals.

On the track, Quentin Butler had the second-fastest clocking in the league this year in the 200 meters (20.91). In addition, Cameron Newson (20.94) and Clayton Vaughn (21.01) gave the Mavericks three of the top four times in the league.

Vaughn came in fifth in the 100 meters (10.34). He also was part of the 4x100 relay team that posted a season-best time of 40.08. The time courtesy of Christian Clark, Butler, Newson and Vaughn is the fastest in the Sun Belt Conference this year.

Other top performers included Emeka Nwangwu, who was fourth in the 100m hurdles, and Sheldon Moss, who snagged fifth in the 400 meters (48.16).

The Mavericks are now set to compete in the Sun Belt Conference Championships May 8-10 in Gulf Shores, Ala.


 

 

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