T&F: Bobby Lane Invitational to return in 2016

The Bobby Lane Invitational will return to the schedule this year after a two-year hiatus.
July 27, 2015

By Drew Harris | UTAMavs.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Bobby Lane Invitational hosted by UT Arlington will return to the schedule this year after a two-year hiatus, UTA coach John Sauerhage officially announced today. The 2016 meet will take place at Maverick Stadium on Saturday, March 26.

"We are very excited to be bringing back the Bobby Lane Invitational in March," Sauerhage said. "Our student-athletes always enjoy the opportunity to compete in front of their friends and family at Maverick Stadium. It's a special day at UTA."

In the past, the Bobby Lane Invitational has featured both Division I as well as small college and junior college teams. The format for the meet, which could be either an open or invitation-only contest, will be determined this fall.

Historically, it has also drawn interest from professionals and unattached athletes as part of their preparation for the Olympics and other world-class summer meets. Olympic gold medal winners Michael Johnson and Jeremy Wariner are among the most notable athletes who have competed at previous Bobby Lane Invitationals.

In addition, former Canadian Olympian and UTA product Jared Connaughton, as well as other former UTA standouts including Cordero Gray, have also competed as professionals at the meet.

"We are proud to have hosted a number of high-profile professional athletes as well as great university and college programs over the years," Sauerhage said. "It's a tribute to our staff, which works very hard to ensure a first-class meet."




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