John Sauerhage
John Sauerhage

May 9, 2007

FRISCO, Texas - - UT Arlington Head Track and Field Coach John Sauerhage was named the 2007 Southland Conference Men's Coach of the Year, it was announced Wednesday.

Sauerhage guided the men's track and field program to their first outdoor team title since 1997 with a dramatic come-from behind victory over Texas-San Antonio at the 2007 SLC Outdoor Championship at Homer Bryce stadium in Nacogdoches Sunday. The Mavericks scored 100 points on Sunday and trailed by three points entering the final event - the 4x400-meter relay - before winning to claim the title, 128 to 127.

For Sauerhage it is his 16th SLC Coach of the Year honor and his second men's outdoor coach of the year honor.

UT Arlington will compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional Meet, May 26-27, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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