UTA Men finish eighth; Women 17th at the Texas A&M Invitational

Tonya Hopkins
Tonya Hopkins
In their final tuneup before the Southland Conference Indoor meet, the UTA men finished eighth and the women finished 17th at the Texas A&M Invitational.

The UTA women's 4x400 meter relay team of Tonya Hopkins, Clarissa Toomer, Megan Turner and Brittany Culbertston broke a 15-year old record Saturday at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station. The team posted a time of 3:45.98 which was two and half seconds faster than the old record. The previous mark was 3:48.37 set in 1994 by the team of Tara Ford, Brenna Odell, Roselyn Shanklin and Gwen Clardy.

Ryan Green competed in her first meet and finished third in the women's high jump with a mark of 5-07.75.

Cordero Gray finished his strong indoor season with a sixth place finish in the 60 meter dash with a time of 6.87. Right behind him was a seventh place finish was Jarid Vaughan at 6.89. Vaughan also had a top 10 finish in the 200 meters with a time of 21.52 which was good for eighth.

Idilio Campos continued to post strong times with a seventh place finish in the 800 meters at 1:52.10. Ozie Hood finished third in the mike run with a mark of 4:16.19.

In the field events, Wade Hayes will be an athlete to watch at the Southland in the pole vault as he continued his strong season with a vault of 16-03.25 which earned him a third place finish.




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