UTA TRACK AND FIELD TEAMS HAVE GOOD SHOWING AT UTA INVITATIONAL

<B>Adam Stafford</B>
 
Adam Stafford
 

April 2, 2003

ARLINGTON, Texas --- The University of Texas at Arlington men's and women's track and field teams combined to bring home 46 top ten finishes at the UTA Invitational Saturday.

Freshman Adam Stafford (Merkel) ran a 14.10 in the 110-meter hurdles, but was wind-aided. His time, which placed him second in the field, was .30 ahead of the regional qualifying standard, however the time will not count as a qualifer since he was pushed by a strong wind. Stafford also placed second in the long jump with a jump of 22-08.50.

Sophomore Clement Taylor (Nassau, Bahamas) placed fourth in the 100-meter dash by running a 10.56, which is .06 seconds away from the regional qualifying standard. He also placed sixth in the 200-meter dash by running a 22.03.

Senior Stefan Johansson (Falkoping, Sweden) won the 800-meter run by running a 1:52.88. Johansson was followed closely by teammate Chad Polk (Dallas), who placed second with a time of 1:53.59. Senior Justin Leonard (Gunter) placed fourth in the event with a time of 1:55.02.

Junior Josh Rosenthal (Carthage) placed second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.93. Teammate Matt Biles (West) placed fifth with a time of 55.20, while freshman Edward Broadnax (The Colony) placed sixth with a time of 55.40.

Freshman Adam O'Hanlon (Copperas Cove) won the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:54.66.

The men's 1600-meter relay placed first at the meet with a time of 3:17.49.

On the women's side, the women's 400-meter relay team improved on their already regionally qualified time. The team, made up of Candeese Cawley (St. Elizabeth, Jamaica), Camille Duckett (Arlington), Rukaiya Holland (Houston) and Brittany Williams (Fort Worth) placed second in the 400-meter relay by running a 45.96, The team ran a 45.98 on March 22 at the College Station Relays.

 

 

Cawley also placed second in the long jump with a jump of 19-03.25, while Holland placed third with a jump of 18-06.00. Holland also placed seventh in the 100-meter dash by posting a time of 11.95.

Junior Kajsa Haglund (Bastad, Sweden) placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.90. She missed qualifying for regionals by .60 seconds.

The Mavericks will return to action on Wednesday, April 2 as they head to the Texas Relays in Austin.

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