T&F: Vaughn gives Mavs third straight Men's Track Athlete of Week
April 30, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas – For the third straight time, UT Arlington boasts the Sun Belt Conference Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, and for the second time in that span the winner is junior sprinter Clayton Vaughn.
At the Bobcat Classic this past weekend, the native of Sulphur Springs, Texas, won the 100 meters and was the runner up in the 200 meters by running two of the nation’s fastest times. His clocking of 10.13 in the 100m currently ranks fourth in the nation and is the second best in the West Region. It was just .06 off his school-record time, which was wind-aided and therefore did not qualify for NCAA standards.
The time he posted Saturday in the 200m (20.66) is the best in the Sun Belt Conference by .30 seconds. It also ranks tied for 19th nationally, including ninth in the West Region. It was just .10 off a school top-5 time.
This is the fifth occasion this year that Vaughn has been tabbed by the SBC. He won the award three times in the indoor season and twice in the outdoor campaign.