SAN MARCOS, Texas – Two more heroic performances on Saturday gave the UTA track and field teams their fourth and fifth individual titles through two days at the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships.
Justin Domangue completed a difficult double by claiming the 3000m steeplechase less than 24 hours after the sophomore won the 10,000 meters. With a clocking of 9:14.15, Domangue took the steeplechase title by a half a second, and has now scored 20 points for the Mavericks in his two events.
For the women, Alexus Henry added to her sensational season by winning the high jump with a mark of 5-10 ¾ (1.80m). The junior’s victory was the second outdoor title of her career.
Two other UTA athletes scored points on Saturday. For the men, Isaiah McBride made the medal stand by grabbing third place in the long jump (24-8 1/2, 7.53m). On the women’s side, Imunique Billingsley was fourth in the long jump with a best effort of 19-4 ¼, 5.90m).
After two days, the women sit fourth in the standings with 43 points through nine scored events. The men have a total of 30 points to rank fifth with seven events in the books.
Three women advanced through the preliminary rounds to earn a spot in Sunday’s finals. In the 400 meters. Brianna McClure (55.30) and Tatyana Terrell (56.21) moved along, while Astrid Rosvall (2:12.63) passed the test in the 800m.
A trio of men advanced to the final in the 400 meters courtesy of David Seastrunk (47.10), D’Undre Mitchell (47.80) and Brenden Wallace (47.82). Also in the sprints, the duo of Deontre Haynes (10.33) and McBride (10.39) will appear in the 100m finals.
Final-day action begins Sunday at 11 a.m. with the first field event. Final races on the track start at 5 p.m.
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