T&F: UTA posts top marks at rare midweek meet

Alexis Baldwin had the third-best 100m time in the league this season.
April 27, 2016

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By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com

ABILENE, Texas –
The UT Arlington track and field teams enjoyed some of their best performances of the year Wednesday at Abilene Christian University’s Oliver Jackson Twilight.

"We’re very excited about how we performed today," UTA coach John Sauerhage said. "It was a very good meet for us to attend, and it will give us a lot of confidence as we head to the Sun Belt Championships in two weeks."

For the women, Alexis Baldwin ran a season-best 11.62 in the 100 meters, which is the third-best in the league in 2016 and just .12 off an all-time top-5 UTA mark.

In addition, Madison Pecot topped the 12-foot mark in the pole vault for the sixth time in the outdoor season. She cleared 12 feet, 1 1/2 inches.

In the men’s 200m, Deontre Haynes crossed the line in 21.31. It was his fastest time of the season and tied for the fourth-best in the Sun Belt this year.

Emeka Nwangwu posted a 14.34 in the 110m hurdles, the fifth-fastest time in the league this season.

The men’s 4x400m relay team posted its best time in several years with a clocking of 3:09.26. The group consisted of D’Undre Mitchell, Brenden Wallace, David Seastrunk and Erik Martinsson.

In the field, Branden Perry had a season best clearance of 6 feet, 9 3/4 inches in the high jump. He continues to rank fourth in the SBC. Meanwhile, Dylan Gale cleared 15 feet, 11 inches in the pole vault to move into a top-8 spot within the league.

A select group of athletes will compete Saturday, May 7 at the Longhorn Invitational. The Sun Belt Conference Championships are May 13-15 in Lafayette, La.





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