T&F: Men's track team finishes 33rd nationally
June 9, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington men's track and field team officially finished with a share of 33rd place in the nation following the conclusion of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The Mavericks tied for 26th during the indoor season.
"We're excited to have another high national finish," head coach John Sauerhage said. "We are eager to join the WAC next season, and our 2013 recruiting classes gives us a lot to look forward to for both the men and women."
Romain Martin, the Mavericks' lone representative at the NCAA meet, scored eight points for his team by virtue of his second-place finish in the decathlon. As a result, the Mavericks finished higher than any school in the Southland Conference (2011-12 league), Western Athletic Conference (2012-13) and Sun Belt Conference (2013-).
In addition, the Mavericks outscored Metroplex rival TCU, as well as Big 12 Conference schools Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
UTA is one of just 25 schools to finish in the top 35 in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. The other universities include: Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, BYU, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, LSU, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio State, Oral Roberts, Oregon, Penn State, Southern Utah, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin.