Mavericks spring past competition on day two of Southland Championships
May 15, 2010
ARLINGTON, Texas - Junior All-American Cordero Gray blew past the competition on Saturday evening. But Gray still has a ways to go.
It was a nice start though, as Gray finished first in the 100 Meter Dash Prelims at day two of the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships at Maverick Stadium.
Gray finished with a time of 10.41 the best of all 20 runners. Gray will now have the inside track when the finals start on Sunday. He also finished first in the 200 Meter Dash Prelims with a time of 20.77 Renan Palma and Lionel Mungwari also finished in the top 10 at seven and eight respectively.
The success wasn't just limited to Gray. The women's side of the 100 Meter Dash Prelims represented UT Arlington strong. All-American Jasmine Walls finished first with a time of 11.65. Freshman Shannon Reynolds finished second with a time of 11.72.
The women's Heptathlon finished Saturday after starting late Friday afternoon. Two Maverick's finished the event with Kimberly Strong finishing 11th with a score of 4205. Raquel Kilgore finished 15 with a score of 3313. Tabitha Riley of Stephen F. Austin finished first with a score of 4939.
Lionel Mungwari showed well in the Men's Long Jump, posting a best jump of 7.27 meters, which was good enough for fifth place. Other Mavericks in the event were Keaton Mata who finished seventh with a distance of 7.14 meters and Isiah Clements who finished with a distance of 6.69 meters.
Andie Guerra faired well on the women's side of the Long Jump with a distance of 5.66 meters and a seventh place finish. Jennifer Brown finished 14th with a distance of 5.37 meters and Eld-hah Kaswatuka 17th place with a distance of 5.21 meters.
Ozie Hood finished 10th in the Men 1500 Run Prelim with a time of 4:02. The only other Maverick in the race was Heinz Schwarzkopf who finished 12th with a time of 4:03.
Antonia Hopkins continued UTA's strong run in the sprints as she finished second in the Prelims of the Women 400 Meter Dash with a time of 55.40. DeAndrea Smith finished seventh with a time of 56.04.
Freshman Renan Palma finished sixth impressively in the Men 110 Meter Hurdle Prelims. His time was 14.63.
In the Men 400 Meter Dash, Juan Lewis finished sixth with a time of 47.74.
Overall the women find themselves in 10th place with five points. Stephen F. Austin leads with 90.5. On the men's side the Mavericks are in sixth place with 18 points with SFA leading at 71 points.
The final day begins tomorrow with the final field events starting at 10:30 a.m. and the first final running events starting at 5:05 p.m.