June 14, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. – UT Arlington sprinter Clayton Vaughn finished eighth in the 200-meter final Saturday afternoon, single-handedly leading the Mavericks to a share of 55th place at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Vaughn, who grabbed sixth in the 100 meters on Friday to score three points for UTA, battled to earn another point in the 200 meters. Despite needing to pull up as he came around the turn, he fought through to cross the line in 26.22.
“It’s unfortunate that Clayton wasn’t able to compete the way he is capable of today,” UTA coach John Sauerhage said. “It was a long, rigorous week and he was remarkable day in and day out. Clayton’s year will go down as one of the greatest track and field seasons in UTA history.”
In addition to his 100m honor, Vaughn will officially earn first-team All-America accolades in the 200 meters as well. That makes the junior the first track athlete in school history to earn multiple All-America honors in individual events in the same year.
Vaughn was one of just three athletes to reach the final in both the 100m and 200m this year. He also competed on the Mavericks’ 4x100 relay team that placed 15th in the nation.
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