T&F: Vaughn reaches 100-meter finals at Texas Relays

Isiah Clements was three-quarters of an inch shy of equaling the school record in the high jump.

March 30, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas - All-American sprinter Clayton Vaughn advanced to the finals of the 100-meter dash to highlight the Friday festivities for UT Arlington at the Texas Relays.

With a time of 10.33 seconds, Vaughn placed sixth in the preliminaries and will compete against eight other runners in tomorrow's finals.

Another bright spot for the Mavericks came courtesy of Isiah Clements, who placed first during the afternoon session of the high jump. Clements cleared 2.16 meters (7 feet, 1 inch) to match the second-highest mark in school history.

Meanwhile, the women's sprint medley squad of Breonna Baldwin, Keondra Mallard, Ashly Wright and Courtney Blacknall finished sixth in 3:56.71.

In other relay action, the men's 4x100 relay team of Andrew Pettis, Quentin Butler, Kemarki Absalom and Vaughn finished 13th with a time of 41.11.

The women's 4x100 landed in 17th place, as LaDoreal Thompson, Shannon Reynolds, Kailey Bostic and Mallard had a time of 46.47. The group of Baldwin, Blacknall, Reynolds and Wright placed 33rd in the 4x400 with a clocking of 3:48.91.

Back to individual sprints, UTA's other men's 100 runner, Butler, had a time of 10.77 seconds. For the women, Reynolds placed 31st with an 11.77, while Mallard ran a 12.11.

In the field, Lionel Mungwari leaped 7.16 meters in the long jump to finish fourth in his session of the long jump. In UTA's other field event, Branko Petrovic finished 10th in the shot put (15.19m).



Finally, in the 110-meter hurdles, Jonathan Todd ran a 16.17.

UTA will complete its stay at the Texas Relays Saturday.


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