By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com
EUGENE, Ore. -- UT Arlington's Clayton Vaughn earned All-America honors in the 100 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to close out his storied career as one of the most decorated athletes in school history.
Vaughn, who earned All-America accolades last year at the outdoor championships in the 100m, 200m and 4x100 relay, finished his career as a six-time All-American, including his 60-meter indoor honors in 2012 and 2013.
He is just the fourth UTA athlete ever to claim at least six All-America honors, joining Elston Cawley (seven), Romain Martin (six) and McClinton Neal (six).
Vaughn posted a time of 10.04 to claim eighth place in a blistering final at historic Hayward Field in Eugene.
"What a career Clayton had," UTA coach John Sauerhage said. "He's one of the all-time greats and a true pleasure to coach. He has made all of UT Arlington proud both on and off the track."
In addition, junior Roland Sales, who was making his first-ever NCAA Championships appearance, officially placed 17th in the high jump after clearing 6 feet, 11 1/2 inches.
"We are extremely proud of Roland," Sauerhage said. "This type of performance should give him tremendous confidence going into his senior year."
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