WALLS, CAMPOS STAND OUT FOR MAVERICKS AT UTA OPEN
May 3, 2008
ARLINGTON, Texas - - UT Arlington junior distance runner Idilio Campos ran a career-best 1:50.97 for victory in the 800-meter run Saturday at the UTA Open at Maverick Stadium. The time was nearly two seconds faster than Campos's best time this outdoor season, and it narrowly missed the regional qualifying time of 1:50.40.
UTA welcomed 15 schools to the meet, including Baylor and local rivals TCU and North Texas.
The Mavericks had a few other performances of note, led by Campos and sophomore sprinter Jasmine Walls. Running in a fast 200-meter heat that included one unattached runner, four of Baylor's top sprinters and three of TCU's best, Walls posted a regional qualifying time of 20.97 in the 200 meters. It wasn't the best time Walls has posted this season, however. She had already qualified for the NCAA Midwest Regionals with a 23.51 earlier this season at the Oklahoma Invitational. Walls is also a qualifier in the 100 meters.
Also in the 800 meters, Heinz Schwarzkopf ran a season-best 1:55.38 for eighth place .
Former UTA sprinter Jared Connaughton, running unattached, turned in a time of 10.15 in the 100 meters - the 10th fastest time in the world this outdoor season.
Angela Gonzalez turned in a season-high leap in the long jump at 19 feet, 2.5 inches. Ozie Hood ran a 3:55.49 in the 1,500 meters for first place.
The UTA Open was the final tune up for the Mavericks as they prepare for next weekend's Southland Conference Track and Field Championships in Huntsville, Texas. UTA's men will try to successfully defend its 2007 SLC Outdoor Championship.