May 29, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A trio of UT Arlington track athletes advanced to the quarterfinals in their respective events to highlight day one at the NCAA West Preliminary Round. The three are now just one step away from reaching the NCAA Championships.
The Mavericks placed two men into the quarters of the 100 meters. Clayton Vaughn qualified with the third-fastest time (10.19), just .05 off the top mark. Quentin Butler also advanced to the next round by placing 16th in 10.41.
Both men will run at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The top 12 will advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Ashly Wright had the seventh-best time in the 800 meters (2:06.78), as she looks for her second straight trip to the NCAA finals. She will run her quarterfinal race Friday at 7:15 p.m. and will also be eyeing a top-12 showing.
Four other Mavs were also in action, all in field events. Ivan Storic finished his career with a 22nd-place effort in the javelin after a throw of 62.32m (204-05).
In the women’s long jump, Morgan Domingue claimed a share of 30th place with a mark of 5.79m (19-00.00). Brandon Waller also placed 30th in the men’s long jump (7.18m). Completing the group was Noemie Forget, who placed 32nd in the pole vault (3.74m (12-3¼ ).
Action continues Friday from Fayetteville with field events starting at noon and running events at 5 p.m. For live scoring of all events and live video of running competitions, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Friday Event Times
Men's 110m Hurdles Prelims - 5 p.m. (Palma)
Women's Triple Jump - 5 p.m. (S. Johnson)
Men's High Jump - 5 p.m. (Sales)
Women's 100m Hurdles Prelims - 5:30 p.m. (Stafford)
Men's 100m Quarterfinals - 6:30 p.m. (Butler, Vaughn)
Women's 800m Quarterfinals - 7:15 p.m. (Wright)
Men's 200m Prelims - 8 p.m. (Butler, Newson, Vaughn)
Women's 200m Prelims - 8:25 p.m. (Smith)
Men's 3000m Steeplechase Quarterfinals - 8:50 p.m. (Blomberg)
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