UTA MEN FINISH SECOND, WOMEN FOURTH AT SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Feb. 21, 2009
HOUSTON, Tx. - The UT Arlington track and field teams finished strong on the final day of the Southland Conference Indoor Championships in Houston as the men finished second and the women fourth.
The Mavs also had two athletes win a total of three conference championships. Jasmine Walls was a double winner as she took home the conference crowns in the 60 and 200 meters with times of 7.62 and 24.43 respectively. Senior Idilio Campos capped off his strong season with a victory in the 800 meters with a time of 1:52.91. Those results gave the Mavs titles in four events on the meet as Wade Hayes won the pole vault Friday.
The men's team finished with 101 points which trailed only UTSA which won its fourth consecutive indoor title with 120.5 points. The women's team finished fourth with 78 points which was an improvement over their seventh place finish of a year ago. Stephen F. Austin won the women's title with 158 points.
Cordero Gray, who finished first in the 60 meter prelims Friday, was fourth in the finals (6.76) while Jarid Vaughan was fifth (6.77). The finished next to each other in the 200 meter finals as Gray was second and Vaughan was third. Andrew Duncan finished second in the triple jump at 15. 12 meters.
After setting a school record last week in the 4x400 relay, the women's team finished second in the event this week, just 21/100's seconds behind the winner Sam Houston State. Antonia Hopkins, Clarissa Toomer, Megan Turner and Brittany Culbertson made up the team for the Mavs.