March 16, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas - The UT Arlington men's and women's track and field teams opened the outdoor season with some strong performances Saturday at the TCU Invitational, most notably in the field events.
The UTA men won three individual events, all coming in the field. Jeff Rodriguez carried over his success from the indoor season by winning the pole vault, clearing 5.21 meters.
UTA's best finish in the running events came courtesy of Philip Critelli, who placed third in the 800 meters with a clocking of 1:56.75.
In addition, Julianne Burch placed third in the pole vault at 3.75 meters.
The best finish for a Maverick woman also came in the 800 meters, as Lindsey Putman placed third in 2:13.63.
Next week, UT Arlington hosts its annual event, the Bobby Lane Invitational. The event begins Friday afternoon with the hammer throw on the SMU campus. The remainder of the invitational will take place at Maverick Stadium starting at 9 a.m.
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