Jan. 18, 2008

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LUBBOCK, Texas - - Three members of the UT Arlington men's track team and one member of the women's squad earned first-place finishes Friday as the Mavericks opened the 2008 Indoor Track season at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock.

Jasmine Walls led the women with a first-place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 24.41. Walls, a sophomore from Pearland, also clocked a 7.23 in the 55 meters to earn a second-place finish. Walls and teammate Andie Guerra finished second and fourth, respectively, in the 55.

The Mavericks dominated the 400 meters with five finishers in the Top 10.

Antonio Hopkins led the way with a 59.93, good enough for second place. UTA's Perri Ford finished third, followed by fellow Mavericks Chamberlain Garber and Jace Koelzer.

In the field events, Angela Gonzalez jumped 18 feet, 4.5 inches to capture fourth place in the long jump.

To nobody's surprise, Eddy Beckwith led UTA's men with a first-place finish in the 400 meters with a time of 47.53. But also coming on strong for the 2007 Southland Conference Outdoor champion Mavericks was Cordero Gray. A freshman from Kennedale High School, Gray won the 55 meters with a time of 6.35. He also finished second in the 200 meters with a time of 22.05. His 200-meter finish was just ahead of teammate Byron Majors (22.30).

Tim Thompson also walked away from the meet with a first-place finish.

Thompson, a sophomore from Grand Prairie, won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.74.

UTA had five of the top eight places in the long jump, led by Quinchun Carey's jump of 23 feet, 4 inches.




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